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three jars of protein chia pudding topped with fresh berries on a blue and white background

Protein Chia Pudding

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If you’ve been searching for a sweet (but still protein-packed breakfast option), then have I got the recipe for you! Packed with protein and super-fast to prepare ahead, this protein chia pudding makes an easy, breezy protein snack or breakfast perfect for wherever your day might take you. The best part is that everything comes together in just a mason jar (pretty much the simplest meal prep situation ever, with no cooking required).
Course Breakfast
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword chia pudding, protein chia pudding
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings 1
Calories 254

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice
  • 2 teaspoons liquid sweetener of choice such as maple syrup or honey (optional)

Suggested Toppings

  • 1 tablespoon nut or seed butter, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • To an 8-ounce wide mason jar, or other jar with tightly fitting lid, add 2 tablespoons chia seeds and one scoop of protein powder, stirring with a fork to combine.
  • Add the milk and sweetener, if using. Secure the lid, then shake vigorously until all the ingredients have combined and protein powder dissolves.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then shake vigorously again.
  • Allow to sit an additional 5 minutes, shake vigorously, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 5 days, covered.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature, with nut butter and fresh berries if desired.

Notes

Nutrition facts calculated without optional sweetener or toppings, the protein content will depend on the protein powder you use.
Most commercial protein powders contain sweetener, but if you like a sweeter pudding, feel free to add the optional sweetener. 
This recipe can easily be multiplied based on the number of servings you need.
For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 399mg | Iron: 4mg