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Protein Chia Pudding

With a hint of cardamom, this healthy Protein Chia Pudding is a fabulous way to start off your morning, refuel during the day or become your final treat for the evening. 

If you're expecting a very sweet treat, you'll want to add a teaspoon or two of extra honey or maple syrup to my recipe. Otherwise, keep this pudding on the healthier side by enjoying it with the natural sweetness of diced mango, cherries, bananas or your other favorite fruit.

Protein Chia Pudding

What Ingredients are in Protein Chia Pudding?

  • Chia seeds
  • Collagen protein powder (unflavored)
  • Rice, almond or any alternative milk
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Cardamom
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Diced mangoes (or other fruit)
Ingredients for Protein Chia Pudding

What are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the mint family which originated in Southern Mexico and Central America.  They are very tiny seeds but offer an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid. They also are a good source of fiber and minerals and contain a little protein.

They can be sprinkled raw on a number of dishes or added to water or other liquid, which creates an interesting gelatinous texture, at which point they are great for adding to smoothies or creating a "pudding."

What is Collagen Protein Powder?

How do I Make Protein Chia Pudding?

Pour alternative milk in a small mason jar. Add chia seeds, protein powder, greek yogurt, cardamom and honey.  Stir vigorously with a fork or put a tight lid on the jar and shake.  Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes or until the seeds have a chance to gel. If you don't mind a more "jelly-like" consistency, you can add a teaspoon or two more chia seeds for a thicker pudding.  The recipe as written is thick enough to spoon into your mouth but light enough to drink.

Note: This post contains some affiliate links, which means that I could earn a small commission off items you purchase at no additional cost to you.

 

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