5-Ingredient Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding

Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding- made with just 5-ingredients, each serving provides 18 grams of protein! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack. (vegan, gluten-free + refined sugar-free)

Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding- made with just 5-ingredients, each serving provides 18 grams of protein! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.

If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast or snack that you can prep ahead for busy days, this chocolate chia protein pudding is the perfect solution. It only requires 5-ingredients and 5-minutes to prepare. That’s it! No fancy equipment or exotic ingredients needed.

Sneaking chocolate protein powder into the mix boosts the protein content, making it easier to start your day off feeling energized and satiated. Plus chia seeds are a great source of magnesium, antioxidants and omega-3s so they’re basically a superfood in my book.

Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding- made with just 5-ingredients, each serving provides 18 grams of protein! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.

Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding Ingredients

  • Chia Seeds- You can find chia seeds in both black and white varieties but there is no difference in nutritional content between the two. They taste the same and work the same in this recipe so feel free to choose whichever you like.
  • Milk- I like to use unsweetened soy milk because of it’s high protein content but any kind you like will work.
  • Pure Maple Syrup- Although most chocolate protein powders have some type of sweetener added, I prefer to add maple syrup for optimal flavor. If you are good with the flavor of the protein powder by itself then you can omit the maple syrup or substitute your preferred sweetener.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder- Make sure you are choosing a chocolate protein powder that you enjoy as that will be the predominant flavor here. Truvani is my favorite as it has simple ingredients and is 3rd party tested.
  • Cacao Powder- Adding just a little more cacao powder deepens the chocolate flavor while incorporating additional antioxidants and protein. If you don’t have cacao powder you can substitute regular unsweetened cocoa powder. You may want to lessen the maple syrup amount as cacao powder tends to be a little more bitter compared cocoa powder.
  • Sea Salt (optional)- If you enjoy a slightly salty sweet combination then I recommend including a pinch of sea salt.

Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding- made with just 5-ingredients, each serving provides 18 grams of protein! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.

How to Prepare Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large container. Whisk until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. Stir the chia pudding then cover and refrigerate again for 3 hours more.
  2. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!

Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding- made with just 5-ingredients, each serving provides 18 grams of protein! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.

Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding- made with just 5-ingredients, each serving provides 18 grams of protein! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.

What is the consistency like?

The consistency of this protein chia pudding is slightly thickened but still pourable. If you like a thicker texture, simply reduce the amount of liquid the recipe calls for.

How long will it keep?

When probably sealed and refrigerated, the chocolate chia pudding should stay good for up to 1 week. However, please use your best judgment when deciding if food is still safe to eat.

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Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding- made with just 5-ingredients, each serving provides 18 grams of protein! Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.

 

Easy Chocolate Protein Chia Seed Pudding

Made with just 5 ingredients, each serving provides 18g of protein!
Prep Time5 minutes
Chill Time6 hours
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large container, combine all of the ingredients. You can also add a pinch of sea salt, if desired. Whisk together until smooth. Seal container with a lid and refrigerate for at least 6-hours, stirring again at the 3-hour mark to help everything evenly combine.
  • After 6-hours, the chia pudding should have a thicker but pourable consistency and is ready to serve. Top with yogurt, whipped cream, fruit, nuts or granola, and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts are an estimate and will vary depending on specific brands you choose.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 136mg, Potassium: 474mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 568IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 457mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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