If you’ve been searching for a sweet (but still protein-packed breakfast option), then have I got the recipe for you! Packed with protein and super-fast to prepare ahead, this protein chia pudding makes an easy, breezy protein snack or breakfast perfect for wherever your day might take you. The best part is that everything comes together in just a mason jar (pretty much the simplest meal prep situation ever, with no cooking required).
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
- 1 scoop protein powder , of choice
- 2 teaspoons liquid sweetener of choice such as maple syrup or honey, (optional)
- 1 tablespoon nut or seed butter, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries
To an 8-ounce wide mason jar, or other jar with tightly fitting lid, add 2 tablespoons chia seeds and one scoop of protein powder, stirring with a fork to combine.
Add the milk and sweetener, if using. Secure the lid, then shake vigorously until all the ingredients have combined and protein powder dissolves.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then shake vigorously again.
Allow to sit an additional 5 minutes, shake vigorously, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 5 days, covered.
Serve chilled or at room temperature, with nut butter and fresh berries if desired.