I’m pretty sure we need to have a little chat about chia seeds. If you are looking for a grain-free breakfast recipe that packs a powerful punch of healthy, you’ve got to try this High Protein Breakfast Idea With Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding, Strawberries And Walnuts. I use this base recipe to make 7 total servings of the pudding. I do this weekly for meal prep and because I have 4 kids who all love this meal.
Chia Seed Pudding is THE most delicious, healthy breakfast option. Topped with strawberries and walnuts, this meal is high protein, high omega-6 fat, high potassium and low calorie.
Is Chia Pudding Good For Breakfast?
You already know my answer to this; YES!!! I love chia seeds alone, but combined with a Vegan Plant-Based Gluten-Free Vanilla Protein Powder, fresh berries and a powerhouse nut like walnut? This breakfast is crazy healthy and will leave you feeling full, for longer. There are 7g of fiber and 25g of healthy fats in this meal. Are you a busy body with a ton of items on that days to-do-list? This might just be the kind of healthy breakfast your body needs to fuel itself and that you’ll love to make often. It also takes no time at all to whip up.
Can You Eat Chia Seeds Every Day?
You can definitely eat chia seeds daily. I mean, I wouldn’t be eating chia at every meal, but eating them often is great, unless your digestive system doesn’t like them. The overall health benefits of the chia seed are incredible, though. In fact, people who are like me and have a lactose intolerance may benefit from chia seeds being an ingredient to include in a weekly meal plan. Did you know that the chia seed has calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, making it a great source for bone health? Super cool, right? These seeds have a very mild, nutty taste. They can be added as-is, to the top of practically any food. If you allow them to soak for a bit of time, I have found that they easily adapt to the taste of whatever they are soaking in. YUM!
Watch This Meal Come To Life
A Gluten-Free Breakfast That's Easy To Make Ahead
I’m the first to admit this about myself; I am not the BEST at meal prepping. I tend to always change my mind if I make a full meal and package it into those incredibly helpful meal prep containers. I have them, but sadly the food usually gets wasted. I blame my tastebuds. Knowing that I needed a real solution to my meal-prepping-dilemma, I set out to find an easy to make ahead meal that I could still change my mind about.
My Chia Seed Pudding Snack Recipe With Gluten-Free Vegan Protein Powder solved this problem for me. I make the base recipe, which ends up being 7 servings. I toss the pudding mix into seven small mason jars to allow the chia seeds to soak overnight and I don’t have to commit to toppings! I add fresh toppings to the jar, right before I eat it. Brilliant, right? I think so.
Gluten-Free Breakfast On The Go
Now that you know how I meal-prep with the vanilla chia seed pudding base recipe, I can easily decide on toppings to stay within a calorie and macros range I’m comfortable with. It takes no time at all to prep toppings. And pretty much any topping you’re craving will go well with my chia pudding. Throw the toppings in a reusable sealed baggie then grab one of these small jars and a spoon and be on your way! You can also just toss the chopped toppings right into the mason jar and reseal it. This gluten-free breakfast is easy to eat in your car or at the office. I really love how easy and versatile this meal is.
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Right this moment, these plates are in both my kitchen for everyday use AND in my studio to use for styling purposes. I am obsessed! Thoughtfully crafted and durable are two of the qualities I love the most about them. I love them so much, I even took the time to write a full-review and created a stop motion unboxing video.
High Protein Breakfast Idea With Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding, Strawberries And Walnuts Using An Organic, Vegan Protein Shake Powder
I happened upon The Garden Of Life brand a few months ago and decided to give it a try based on the nutrient label, alone. It’s Plant-Based, Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegan and has a whopping 20 grams of protein per scoop serving!
This brand of protein powder also states that they promote pesticide-free, non-toxicity and is an NSF Certified, Non-GMO product. Which is incredibly important to this mama of four cute humans and helps my attempt in making our home a safe environment.
There are two other must-have qualities when looking for a plant based protein powder; Sugar and Carbs. This one has 0 grams of sugar and only 2 grams of carbs per scoop serving. I actually wondered if it was too good to be true and if this powder would taste like chalk. Ha! It does not, by the way. I’m very happy with this protein powder!
Can You Mix Chia Seeds With Fruit?
Do you know what the amazing thing is about chia seeds? When they soak into pretty much any liquid, they will plump up and transform into a jelly-like substance. So whatever your fruit desires, you can combine with chia seeds. I LOVE making a fresh chia seed jam, which is on my list of recipes to recreate for Girl Planted. Soaking chia seeds for 24 hours will give you the best result for a plump seed, but you could soak them for a few hours and they would be fine.
High Protein Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding With Strawberries And Walnuts
- A Single Serving Of Chia Seed Pudding From Base Recipe.
- 90g Fresh Strawberries
- 20g Raw Walnuts
- Grab one of the pre-made chia seed puddings you have in the fridge. Just one jar! Give it a good stir with a small spoon to make sure the pudding is plump and ready to go.
- You should have room at the top of the jar to add toppings directly, if you're in a rush. If this is the case, do a quick chop of both the strawberries and walnuts and add them directly to the jar. Enjoy!
- If you're wanting to eat the pudding later on at work, chop the strawberries and walnuts and add them to the jar directly. You can also place your chopped toppings in a separate sealed container and add them later on when it's time to eat. Enjoy!
- If you're home and enjoying this breakfast and want to intentionally enjoy a slow morning, add your chia pudding to a small bowl and add your fresh toppings, chopped. Grab a spoon and a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy!
High Protein Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding With Strawberries And Walnuts
Serves: 1 Person
Amount Per Serving:
1 Small Mason Jar
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 25g||38.5%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||50%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 23g||7.7%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||28%|
|Vitamin A 1mcg||Vitamin C 53mg|
|Calcium 103mg||Iron 3mg|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
By Bri Alli
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