This high protein chia pudding is healthy and really easy to make. Made with only 3 ingredients, stir together, store in the fridge overnight and you have a delicious breakfast waiting for you in the morning!
I make chia pudding all year round, it is such a great breakfast! This recipe has added protein powder to keep you full for longer.
I have a lot of great chia pudding recipes It is so easy to make and easy to customise to your tastebuds. I love adding lots of toppings to my chia pudding, some great add-ons are chia jam, fresh berries and homemade granola. In this recipe I have topped it with my healthy air fryer granola.
Ingredients to make this Protein chia pudding
All you need to make this recipe are 3 simple ingredients!
For the full ingredient measurements, scroll down to view the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Almond milk I love unsweetened almond milk and use it in most of my recipes. You can also substitute for any other kind of plant based milk, or regular milk for non vegan.
- Chia seeds, they are high in fiber, antioxidants and protein
- Protein powder, in this recipe I used a vanilla flavoured vegan protein powder. Use your favourite!
See recipe card for quantities.
Making Protein chia pudding is really easy!
Follow along with the step-by-step photos and instruction below. For the full written instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom.
Add the chia seeds and protein powder to a small mixing bowl.
Stir well with a whisk.
Pour in the almond milk.
Stir well until no more lumps remain. Cover and place in the fridge to thicken, preferably over night.
When you are ready to serve the next morning, take them out of the fridge and add your favourite toppings.
Add-ins and toppings
I love adding lots of topping to my chia pudding. Here are a few of my favourites.
- Granola – I love the extra crunch it adds to the creamy chia pudding. Try my Air fryer granola or this Chocolate Banana Granola for a little extra chocolate addition.
- Berries – here I have added raspberries but other great options are, strawberries, blueberries, banana, kiwi or what ever you have at hope and feel in the mood for! I like to add the fruit and or berries right before serving. Otherwise they can go soft and mushy.
- Yoghurt – it makes a great topping, a little extra creaminess and flavour contrast. I used an unsweetened greek yoghurt style that is thicker in consistency.
- Jam – Chia jam is a great addition here! Try my strawberry chia jam
- Spices – If you like to kick the flavours up a notch, off in a sprinkle of cinnamon, a little vanilla extract or some cardamon. This all depends on the flavour of your protein powder.
- Nut butter – For a little extra protein and a whole lot of extra yummy, add a drizzle of your favourite nut butter. I love to add a little of this homemade Pecan Almond Butter
- Maple syrup – A drizzle is the perfect topping for you who likes your chia pudding a a little sweeter.
- Milk – instead of using almond milk you can use soy milk, coconut milk or any other kind of plant based milk. If you like it extra rich and creamy, coconut milk from a can can also be used. If you aren’t vegan, normal milk can also be used.
- Protein powder – I have used a vanilla flavoured vegan protein powder. What ever flavour you pick, that will be the flavour your chia pudding has. So use your favourite, caramel, chocolate or why not strawberry.
- Sweetener – When you have mixed together the ingredients taste it for sweetness. Depending on your protein powder, the sweetness will vary. If you like sweeter, add a little maple syrup.
Keep the chia pudding well covered or preferably in air tight containers. Store them in the fridge. Don’t add any add-ins or toppings until you are ready to serve. This will keep the chia pudding for longer and the toppings fresh and crispy. The chia pudding lasts for about 3-5 days in the fridge.
- Stir the Ingredients together well, and then stir again! This will prevent lumps of chia seeds forming in you chia pudding.
- For best results, let the chia pudding cill out in the fridge overnight. If you are short on time, chill for a minimum of 4 hours.
- Taste the chia pudding. I don’t like it so sweet, so I don’t add any extra sweetener. I find it has enough from the protein powder. Agave syrup or coconut sugar can also be used.
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This high protein chia pudding is healthy and really easy to make. All you need are 3 ingredients and you have a nutritious breakfast!
- 1 ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 4 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup (30g) Vanilla Protein Powder
Add the chia seeds and protein powder to a small mixing bowl, stir well.
Pour in the almond milk and stir well until no more lumps remain. Let sit 1 min then mix well again.
Pour into 2 serving glasses, cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or preferably over night until it thickens.
Serve with a little yoghurt, fresh berries and homemade granola.