Protein Chia Pudding (2024)

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This protein chia pudding recipe is delicious, takes no time to throw together and is the perfect make ahead breakfast option that is packed with protein.

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In September we are talking all about protein-packed breakfasts and what better way to start than with this super easy protein chia seed pudding! If you are looking for a super easy make ahead breakfast that is also packed with protein, then this chia seed pudding recipe is exactly what you need. The addition of protein powder and Greek yoghurt to a simple chia pudding is a great way to add extra protein into your make ahead breakfast.

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How to add protein to a chia pudding

Chia seed puddings are a great make ahead breakfast option, but they don’t usually contain much protein, so let’s talk about how we can add protein to a chia pudding. In this protein chia seed pudding recipe we have used protein powder and Greek yoghurt to boost the protein. You can also add toppings like nuts & seeds or nut butter too.

Here are some great ways to add protein to your chia seed pudding;

  • protein powder
  • Greek yoghurt
  • cottage cheese
  • high protein milk
  • nut butter
  • nuts & seeds
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Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are jam packed with fibre, omega-3 fats, protein and essential vitamins and minerals. They are great for your digestive health and are one of nature’s high anti-oxidant foods. Chia seeds can also be ground down to a flour consistency in a high powered blender or spice grinder. So if it is the texture of chia pudding that you don’t like, try using the ground form as it will give you a much smoother pudding.

We usually find chia seeds in the supermarket in the health food aisle. They sometimes offer black chia seeds, white chia seeds or a mixture of both colours. Any of these options will work to make chia seed pudding, and there is no difference in flavour or texture between black and white chia seeds.

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Black Forest Keto Chia Parfait

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Protein-packed breakfasts

This month (September 2022), we are talking all new recipes featuring protein-packed breakfasts! We will be sharing our favourite recipes, tips & tricks, ingredients and kitchen equipment on ourFacebookpage across September to help you create delicious, easy protein-packed recipes at home. Make sure you are following along so you don’t miss out!

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  • Chia seed pudding is a great make ahead option. We like to sit it overnight in the fridge for the chia seeds to bloom and thicken the liquid.
  • This protein chia seed pudding recipe can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  • We like to portion the chia seed pudding into individual servings and add our favourite toppings so they are ready in the fridge for an easy grab and go option.


  • Top your chia pudding with your favourite fruit, we love berries or stewed apples with ours.
  • Top with our crunchyketo granola
  • Sprinkle with chopped nuts, seeds or coconut flakes.
  • A dollop of your favourite nut butter on top is also delicious.

Make it low carb

  • This recipe is naturally low carb. Make sure you use a low carb protein powder. We like the Isopure vanilla whey protein isolate as it is sweetened with stevia.
  • Choose low carb fruits, like berries and our keto granola for your toppings.
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  • Pyrex storage containers
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Protein chia seed pudding recipe

This protein chia seed pudding is so easy to throw together and is a great make ahead breakfast option, especially if you need to take your breakfast to work or eat it on the go. Adding Greek yoghurt and protein powder is a great way to add protein to a quick breakfast option. Try changing up the toppings on your protein chia seed pudding to add variety, texture and extra nutrients. We love to top ours with fruit, nut butter or granola.

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Protein Chia Pudding

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This protein chia pudding recipe is delicious, takes no time to throw together and is the perfect make ahead breakfast option that is packed with protein.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Setting time: 4 hours hours

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Servings: 1

Calories: 320kcal



  • ½ cup Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup milk of your choice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds


  • In a bowl combine the yoghurt, milk & protein powder and stir to combine until it is smooth.

  • Add the chia seeds and stir to combine.

  • Cover and store in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

  • Once the chia seed pudding has thickened, stir again.

  • Top with your favourite toppings and it is ready to eat.


See ‘Make it low carb’ tips section for low carb alternatives


Nutrition Per Serve

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Net Carbs: 6g

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