Healthy Chocolate Protein Chia Pudding is a low calorie, high protein breakfast or snack. Easy to meal prep, dairy free and vegan friendly! Low Calorie + Gluten Free + Paleo + Vegan
Chia pudding is a healthy recipe, but it's not ideal for weight loss because it's high fat and has very little protein. Protein is key for balancing fat loss hormones so, eating a healthy recipe alone does yield weight loss.
This is a common mistake my weight loss clients are making - eating too much fat and too many carbs and way too little protein. A recipe for gaining weight. So, word to the wise. Just because you're eating healthy does not mean you'll lose weight. You have to be smart in your approach with food!
Eating for your hormones is so important and if you want to learn more about that, with my free weight loss training.
To be clear, eating the right amount of protein is important to EVERY INDIVIDUAL'S HEALTH. Protein stabilizes blood sugar and keeps cravings away!
Protein Chia Pudding
This protein chia pudding recipe is a MUCH BETTER version of chia pudding because it's adds the missing ingredient from the traditional recipe - PROTEIN!
Add a scoop of protein powder and game on! You've got the ideal breakfast or snack that's balanced in protein, carbs and healthy fat.
What You Need
- Protein powder (this is the one I use and it's vegan/Paleo friendly)
- Chia seeds
- Non-dairy milk, or milk of choice (I love unsweetened cashew milk)
- Optional: vanilla extract, sea salt, fruit for topping
How To Make High Protein Chia Pudding
Simple! Mix the ingredients together in a bowl or ramekin then refrigerate for one to two hours to set. Then serve for breakfast or for a high protein, high fiber snack. Really you could enjoy this any time of day!
This recipe is perfect for an easy meal prep because you can make it in advance, take it with you and eat it anywhere. The pudding lasts approximately seven days in the refrigerator.
Healthy Chocolate Protein Chia Pudding
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or ramekin then cover and place in the refrigerator to set 1-2 hours.
- Serve with optional ingredients and fruit as desired.
- Pudding stays good in the refrigerator up to 5 days.