Strawberry Mocha Protein Chia Pudding

It’s time to jump on the Chia Pudding train if you haven’t already! Chia pudding is such a delicious, filling, and healthy meal, snack, or dessert. I especially love chia pudding for breakfast because you can make it the night before and eat it the next morning! I am all about having breakfast ready when I wake up so that I can maximize my morning! One may think that prepping breakfast the night before would make me early for school, but usually I am still rushing there because I try to get too much done in the morning. BUT- having breakfast ready certainly helps!

Get your butt out the door on time by making this delicious Chia Pudding in a mason jar/to go container. You can enjoy it on your commute to work if you are especially low on time!


 

I love the health benefits of chia seeds- especially when it comes to fuel for runners. Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants and full of omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for optimal brain function. They also provide sustained energy for running! I could talk all day about how great chia seeds are, but will have to save that for another post.

On to the recipe! (because that’s why you are all really here right??)

Strawberry Mocha Protein Chia Pudding

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Thick Chia pudding keeps you full for hours! Sustained energy you can feel good about!

You'll Need...

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 scoop Vega Mocha Sport (or vanilla or chocolate protein of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1.5 cups chopped strawberries (or more/less if you so desire)

Directions

  1. Begin by adding 1/4 cup chia seeds, protein powder, and vanilla extract to a jar/bowl. Then add in 1 1/4 cup of almond milk and mix well. The mixture will not appear thick until the chia seeds have had time to soak up the liquid, so it will appear soupy still. That is ok. Add more/less liquid to your taste preferences, but i have found 1 1/4 cup of liquid to work well. You can now add some chopped strawberries and mix it together, or wait to add them until the morning. It looks prettier if you wait to add it to the top- especially if you want to get that instagram shot (I know we all do!).

Additional Notes

Feel free to play with the measurements until you find the ratios that suit your tastebuds!

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Let me know if you prep your breakfast ahead of time and how you make sure you aren’t late to work/school/etc.!

Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21 g 32 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 352 mg 15 %
Potassium 561 mg 16 %
Total Carbohydrate 36 g 12 %
Dietary Fiber 23 g 91 %
Sugars 11 g
Protein 21 g 42 %
Vitamin A 13 %
Vitamin C 223 %
Calcium 89 %
Iron 33

Here are the nutrition facts if anyone is interested! Lots of healthy fats, protein, and fiber! Plus, you get almost your entire day’s worth of Calcium, all of your daily vitamin C, and 1/3 of your daily iron. What’s even more impressive about that is that you get all of those amazing nutrients in one meal! The idea that eating a plant based diet leaves you deficient is just a bunch of nonsense. All you need is a little knowledge on the major vitamins and nutrients that comprise certain foods and you will succeed on this lifestyle!

let me know if you have any questions/comments about getting in all of the necessary nutrients on a vegan diet! It really is easier than it seems!

34 comments on “Strawberry Mocha Protein Chia Pudding”

  1. I love chia seeds but I never use them for pudding! This needs to change 🙂 I love the sound of this recipe!

    1. Yes you have to try it Liz! let me know if you do!

  2. I’m not a fan of chia pudding – it’s a texture thing! But I love the strawberry mocha flavor combo!

    1. Ah I didn’t think I would like it but I love it! Strawberry mocha is the bomb!

    2. Same here! I thought I was alone. I just can’t. But this recipe does sound flavorful!

      1. That used to be me friends! Not until I got the thickness correct!

  3. abbey sharp says:

    I’m planning on making my own nut milk this week and once I do, I need to try out this recipe looks great!!

    1. Oooh I bet this will be extra delicious with your own nut milk!!

  4. This looks so pretty! I need to give chia seeds another chance

    1. Chia seeds are delicious if you get the texture right!!

  5. Sarah says:

    Love chia pudding, almost as much as my oldest chia obsessed daughter. What I love even more is my VEGA so this is a win win!

    1. You know we are on the same page about VEGA! The best!

  6. aliah says:

    I need to jump on this chia pudding train! I love to put chia seeds in a smoothie or on top of yogurt so this is definitely up my alley!

    1. Love finding different uses for chia seeds! Hope you try it Aliah!

  7. Chrissy says:

    I’m all about the mason jar pre-prepped breakfasts too. For some reason I haven’t been able to get used to the texture of chia seeds. Bummer because this sounds great.

    1. I love using mason jars too Chrissy! let me know if you give them another shot!

    2. I love using mason jars as well!

  8. Kat says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve made chia pudding, but will add it to my breakfast repertoire again now that you reminded me of its existence :). It’s the perfect thing to bring with me to work!

    1. So perfect for on the go! Hope you enjoy Kat!

  9. Emily says:

    Woah, how did you get the matcha plugin to show that picture on the top? I would love to make chia pudding soon!

    1. Thanks Emily! There is a little section on the plug in to add a pic!

  10. jill conyers says:

    Some time last year I was on a chia pudding kick. Now that I think about it, I haven’t had it in a while. Time to change that.

    1. Perfect time to bring it back! Hope you enjoy Jill!

  11. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    This looks so fabulous! Can’t wait to try it, Pinned!!

    1. Let me know how you like it Angela!

  12. chia pudding is a life saver but i have never combined strawberry + coffee together..interesting combo!

    1. It is such an underrated combo!

  13. I just bought chia seeds yesterday. I love them in oatmeal and puddings like this one. It’s such a quick, easy way to get in more nutrition and stay full!

    1. I love them in oatmeal as well! Perfect fuel!

  14. Mikki says:

    I love just about anything with Chia seeds and this looks delish!

    1. Thanks Mikki! I love chia as well!

  15. I don’t make chia pudding as much as I should, especially ones that sound as good as this!

  16. Such a great way to start a day, Kerri! It gives so much energy, definitely recommended!

    1. I totally agree with you! Best, most energizing start to the day!

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