Recipe Roundup: Protein Chia Pudding

In the mood for something festive, sweet, AND healthy this Fourth of July weekend? Try this Protein Chia Pudding by Robyn Downs of Real Food Whole Life for a delicious red, white, and blue breakfast!

Servings: 1

Prep: 15 min

Cook: 3 hours

Total: 3 hours 15 min


  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice
  • 2 teaspoons liquid sweetener of choice such as maple syrup or honey, (optional)

Recommended Toppings:

  • 1 tablespoon nut or seed butter
  • Fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries


  1. To an 8-ounce wide mason jar or other jar with tightly fitting lid, add 2 tablespoons chia seeds and one scoop of protein powder, stirring with a fork to combine.
  2. Add the milk and sweetener, if using. Secure the lid, then shake vigorously until all the ingredients have combined and protein powder dissolves.
  3. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then shake vigorously again.
  4. Allow to sit an additional 5 minutes, shake vigorously, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 5 days, covered.
  5. Serve chilled or at room temperature, with nut butter and fresh berries if desired.


Calories: 254kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 211mg, Potassium: 188mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 93IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 399mg, Iron: 4mg

*Nutrition facts calculated without optional sweetener or toppings, the protein content will depend on the protein powder you use.
*Most commercial protein powders contain sweetener, but if you like a sweeter pudding, feel free to add the optional sweetener.
*This recipe can easily be multiplied based on the number of servings you need.



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