Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding
Delicious, protein-packed chia seed pudding that you’ll crave all week long
This raspberry chia seed pudding is a sweet and healthy way to start your day! It’s perfect during the warmer months or chillier mornings in a happily heated home. I love it because it’s a great alternative to oatmeal that offers more flavor than just plain chia seed pudding topped with fruit. Plus, smoothies get old after a while.
The best part? Chia seeds are incredibly versatile. Enjoy this pudding with a few healthy, simple ingredients and customize it depending on preferences or what you have at home. It’s the perfect healthy breakfast or meal prep snack for the gal on the go. Plus, with this recipe, you’ll get an additional 20 grams of plant based protein to help keep you fuller for longer. Great for days when you have a lot to do and your meals are more spread apart.
I especially love this recipe for anyone working to increase their protein intake. Starting the day with this pudding will help you meet your daily protein goals without having to overdo it on meat and other animal products. In fact, studies actually show that greater protein intake at breakfast and lunch is associated with higher protein intake overall. So, i your goal is to get in more protein, starting the day with this recipe is a great idea! It’s a delicious, protein-rich breakfast that’s also sweet and a bit indulgent. It requires very little time, effort and ingredients, so it’s perfect as a meal prep item or a working weekend morning.
What are Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are seeds native to Mexico and Guatemala and were long eaten by the Aztec and Mesoamerican cultures. Today, chia seeds are widely grown across South America and the United States, and recognized as a nutrient dense addition to a healthy and balanced diet.
Other Ways to Eat Chia Seeds?
- Sprinkle on toasts, soups and salads
- Blend into smoothies
- Mix into salad dressings
- Enjoy with apples and almond butter
- Add to any breakfast yogurt or parfait
Why You’ll Love It
• Chia seeds are the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support cardiovascular health and blood pressure; high in antioxidants and fiber
• Studies show that prioritizing protein in your first meal – whether that be breakfast or lunch, if you’re intermittent fasting – leads to increased feelings of fullness and satiety throughout the day
Recipe Cost Breakdown
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I use Sun Warrior Vanilla: $0.77
1 cup homemade almond milk, or plant-based milk of choice: $1.01
½ cup fresh raspberries: $1.28
1 tsp pure maple syrup: $0.14
½ banana: $0.31
Total Cost: $3.90
What You’ll Need
|3 tbsp chia seeds|
|1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I use Sun Warrior Vanilla|
|1 cup homemade almond milk, or plant-based milk of choice|
|½ cup fresh raspberries + more to top|
|1 tsp pure maple syrup + more to top|
|½ banana, sliced|
Additional recommended toppings:
|Drizzle of maple syrup, sliced bananas, fresh berries, fresh mint, shredded coconut, sliced or toasted nuts; enjoy by itself or on top of Greek yogurt or warm oatmeal|