I absolutely love chia pudding and this simple protein-packed vanilla coconut version is one of my all-time favourites. It’s nutritious and delicious and can literally be thrown together in just minutes the night before for a quick and easy breakfast, snack or lunch.
Here I layered the chia pudding with fresh pineapple, coconut chips and grain-free granola for a super satisfying tropical treat. However, this pudding works well with just about any fruit or topping. Check out the beautiful blood orange breakfast jar below!
Chia seeds have a mild nutty taste and are rich in fibre, minerals, plant protein, antioxidants, and healthy fats. In fact, a 2 Tbsp serving of chia seeds contains approximately 4 grams of protein and 12 grams of carbohydrate, of which 11 grams are actually fibre!
Ingredients for 4 servings:
1 can (1.5 cups) organic full-fat coconut milk
1 cup unsweetened cashew or nut-free milk (I like to make homemade plant-based milk with my Almond Cow)
1/4 cup Organika Enhanced Collagen Relax OR Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla protein powder OR 2 Tbsp of each
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
Lakanto monkfruit, Swerve zero carb/zero calorie sweetener, pure stevia, or sweetener of choice to taste (optional)
1/2 cup white chia seeds
optional toppings/parfait layers: diced fresh fruit, toasted unsweetened coconut chips, grain-free granola, or other toppings as desired
Put coconut milk, cashew milk, collagen or protein powder, and vanilla into a bowl or blender container and whisk or blend on high until well-mixed. Sweeten to taste.
Add chia seeds and whisk or pulse blend until just combined.
Pour into bowl or single-serving mason jars and cover.
Let sit for 10 minutes, then whisk or shake well, re-cover, and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours.
Coconut Chia Protein Pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Serve cold or heated with your choice of toppings. To make the Parfait, alternate layers of chia pudding with layers of diced pineapple, coconut chips and granola.