- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any other unsweetened non-dairy milk)
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 scoop (or serving) of your favorite protein powder (unflavored or vanilla works best)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional for added flavor)
- A pinch of salt
- Optional toppings: A handful of berries (like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries) and a sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut or nuts for added texture.
Mix the Main Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, protein powder, vanilla extract (if using), and a pinch of salt. Whisk until the mixture is well-combined.
Set to Thicken: Once combined, let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes, then stir again to break up any clumps. Transfer the mixture to a covered container or divide between two individual serving containers with lids.
Refrigerate: Place the container(s) in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight. The chia seeds will expand, absorbing the liquid and creating a thick, pudding-like consistency.
Serve and Enjoy: Once the pudding has set, give it a good stir. If it’s too thick for your preference, you can add a splash of almond milk to loosen it up. Top with berries, unsweetened shredded coconut, or nuts if desired.
Chia Seeds: They are a fantastic source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. The fiber content promotes satiety, making you feel full for longer periods.
Protein Powder: It boosts the protein content of the pudding, which is essential for muscle repair and also helps in keeping you full.
Unsweetened Almond Milk: It provides a creamy texture without the added sugars and carbs that you'd find in regular milk.
This snack is not only low in carbs, sugar, and fat but is also high in protein and fiber, ensuring that your blood sugar remains stable while helping you feel fuller for longer.