Chia Seed Pudding High Protein recipe are so easy snack to do with only 3 ingredients on it that will give and fill your energy with high protein, fiber and healthy fats.
3-Ingredient Chia Pudding Recipe by Yumma Jawad from feelgoodfoodie
According to feel good foodie, it is a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats. If you are feeling drenched from the day. But you know the hard part of the day ain’t over yet. This is when you reach for that pick-me-up snack. It is a great additional healthy, easy and filling snack to that line-up: chia pudding! You can make chia pudding with only 3 ingredients: chia seeds, milk and a sweetener of choice.
When it settles in the fridge, it has a pudding texture, amazing flavor and lends itself to endless topping possibilities. Chia Seed Pudding High Protein snack will leave you feeling satisfied, satiated and so energized for your day!
Why is Chia Pudding Healthy?
High in fiber – good for blood sugar control, cholesterol levels and gut health
High in protein – good for building lean muscle
Contains healthy fats – good for helping you feel satiated
This is essentially what’s going to satisfy your in-between meal cravings and taper your appetite until your next meal. For me, one of the best snacks that meets these snack goals is my Chia Pudding. Check this out: 1 oz (about 2 tablespoons) of chia seeds (which is only 130 calories) contains:
Fiber: 11 grams
Protein: 4 gram
Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s >> the stuff that’s good for you!)
Not bad right? And the beauty of it is that you can store them in the fridge for a whole week, and grab one when you’re hungry. I like topping mine with fresh fruit or dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, granola and so many more toppings. It makes such a great option for meal prepping too, because meal prepping includes planning for those in-between meals.
Easy Chia Seed Pudding High Protein
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 1 tsp teaspoon honey or other sweetener, optional
- Strawberries or other fruits for topping
- Pour ingredients into a jar and mix well. Let settle for 2-3 minutes then mix again very well until you see no clumping.
- Cover the jar and store in fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.
- When you're ready to eat it, top with your favorite fruit and enjoy cold!
How to make chia pudding
- Start with two mason jars of almond milk (or any milk you’d like), some chia seeds and honey (or any other sweetener you’d like). You can also leave out the sweetener if you prefer to sweeten it only with toppings like fresh fruit, dried fruit or chocolate chips.
- The ratio is everything! There are different recommendations for the best chia pudding ratio out there. I’ve made this 100 times and in the end, the ratio I found that works best is 1 tablespoon chia seeds to 1/4 cup of milk. To make it into a complete snack serving though, I like to measure 2 tablespoons of chia seeds for every half cup of milk. You can play around with the measurements to find the consistency you like best.
- When it’s time to mix in the chia seeds, I recommend mixing very well until all the chia seeds are incorporated into the milk. Then wait a few minutes for the chia pudding to settle and mix again. This will ensure it doesn’t separate in the fridge. Check to make sure there are no clumps and don’t refrigerate it until it’s clump-free.
- This is what the consistency will look like when it’s well-mixed. It will still be liquidy, but you won’t see any clumps of seeds seeds anywhere around the jar. It helps if you use a clear mason jar so you check all around for any clumps. Then you can add the honey and mix it in or leave it on top – your choice.Finally, close the mason jars, place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to 7 days. The chia seeds will absorb all the milk and sweetener and be ready to eat then.
- Once you make this chia pudding, it will be a staple in your fridge. And then you can get try more chia pudding recipes.