Chia seed pudding is a creamy and delicious make-ahead snack that tastes indulgent but is actually nutritious. This version plays off a classic dessert: berries and cream. Meal prep this protein-packed dish by portioning into mason jars for an easy breakfast or snack all week long!
Serving Size: ¾ cup pudding + ¼ cup berries (166g total)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4.5 hours
Nutrition Facts: 227 calories / 25.5g carbs / 17.5g protein / 6.5g fat
- ½ cup (96g) chia seeds
- 2 ½ cups (613g) nonfat milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- 1 cup (140g) frozen blueberries
- 1 cup (140g) frozen raspberries
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 scoops (62g) “Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey”, vanilla ice cream flavor
- Place chia seeds, milk, vanilla extract and almond extract (optional) in a large (one-quart) wide-mouth mason jar. Cover and shake well to combine. Refrigerate at least four hours, or overnight. Alternatively, use a large bowl and whisk well to combine.
- Meanwhile, add berries, maple syrup and lemon juice to a medium saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring often. Once the berries are slightly thickened (about 5-7 minutes) remove from heat and let stand to cool. Transfer to a food storage container and refrigerate until ready to use. The sauce will thicken even more as it chills.
- When the chia mixture is sufficiently chilled it will be thick like pudding. Transfer the mixture to a blender and add the protein powder. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, about one minute.
- Place chia pudding in a large storage container and then spread the berry mixture evenly over the top. See notes for serving recommendations.
- Garnish with additional berries, shredded coconut and/or lemon zest, if desired (macros not included).
- For serving: to ensure that macros are correct, take care to scoop a consistent ratio of pudding to berries when portioning and weighing this dish. Chia pudding can be scooped into mason jars for a grab and go breakfast.
- This pudding can also be made with milk alternatives like soy, almond, or rice milk though macros will vary.
- Fresh berries can also be used, as desired.
- If you decide to use our favorite Optimum Nutrition protein powder you can use code “MACROSTAX” for 20% off your purchase!
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