Refuel with This High-Protein Chia Pudding RecipeOct 6, 2020
Superfoods come together in a tasty collaboration with this Overnight Chia Pudding recipe. It includes a protein-packed trio of chia seeds, protein powder, and Greek yogurt.
With no added sugar, the tasty flavors in this recipe come from vanilla extract, cinnamon, and coconut milk. For added freshness, we top it with a heaping handful of raspberries and blueberries.
You’ll have no excuse to pass up your morning meal with this simple, meal prep-friendly recipe. Got your breakfast routine down already? Chia pudding makes a perfect midday snack, or cure to a late-night craving.
Just add all of the ingredients into a jar or container, mix them up, and stick it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat! It’s so easy to put together that you can whip up a big batch in advance to indulge in whenever, and wherever, your heart desires.
Get the full recipe for Overnight Chia Pudding below.
Overnight Chia Pudding with Fresh Berries
Place chia seeds, coconut milk, yogurt, protein powder, extract (if desired), and cinnamon (if desired) in a 16-oz. jar (or sealable container); stir well to combine. Seal jar; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Stir again to prevent clumping; top with as much fruit as will fit in jar. Seal jar; refrigerate overnight.
Serve chilled with any remaining fruit.
- Refrigerate and consume within 24 hours
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
Is Chia Pudding Healthy?
Chia pudding can be healthy, depending on what you choose to put in it. Our recipe is packed with ingredients that will leave you feeling full, and it doesn’t have any added sugars. Swapping the ingredients for ones with less nutritional value will take away from the high protein and fiber our recipe provides.
Thanks primarily to the chia seeds and the fruit, our recipe is packed with 16 grams of fiber per serving. That’s about half of the daily recommended fiber intake!
As for the protein count, you’ll get 23 grams in this dish, coming from a scoop of protein powder, Greek yogurt, and chia seeds. That’s a lot more protein than in your traditional pudding cup, which usually holds about three grams, and is full of added sugars.
Our recipe also has 12 grams of healthy fats, which come from coconut milk and Greek yogurt. Altogether, this sweet treat clocks in at 336 calories, which makes for a perfectly filling meal.
How Do I Thicken My Chia Pudding?
When it comes to thickening your chia pudding, you really don’t have to do much. Chia seeds can absorb up to ten times their weight in liquid. Meaning, the less liquid you add, the thicker your pudding will be. This pudding will last for four days in the fridge, but may thicken more over time. Feel free to make tweaks to it day to day by adding more liquid, or chia seeds, to reach your desired texture.
Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative