Berry Chia Protein Pudding. [Vegan + Gluten-Free!]

Hi friends and Happy Humpday! Is anyone else kind of ecstatic that we’re halfway through the week?!

Dancing for Donut | Berry Protein Chia Pudding. [Vegan + Gluten Free!]

I’ve been running on very little sleep after flying home to NY for a hot second to attend my one of my best friends’ weddings, so I apologize in advance if any of this is incoherent! I landed back in LA super late Sunday night and did a major grocery haul Monday after work since the only things in my fridge were some leftover cashew milk (which comes in handy!), coffee grounds (duh) and my probiotics. Not exactly the makings of a meal my friends.

Dancing for Donut | Berry Protein Chia Pudding. [Vegan + Gluten Free!]

After a long weekend of indulging, I’m really trying to get my a$$ in gear, partially so that I can fit into my old summer clothes and partially because I know that when I eat healthier, my stomach feels so much better. I tried chia pudding way back in the day, and honestly wasn’t the biggest fan, but the other day I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts (Almost 30 – I’m obsessed) and they were talking about a chia pudding made with protein powder for natural sweetness and a more filling snack or meal. The other thing about chia pudding is that it’s really not that many ingredients and fairly cheap now that chia seeds are so common.

Dancing for Donut | Berry Protein Chia Pudding. [Vegan + Gluten Free!]

I’ve had this recipe for breakfast two mornings now, and it’s so delicious. I still need my 11am snack (as per usual), but this is something I can feel good about eating. There’s no added sugar, the berries are nutritious and full of antioxidants, and the chia seeds are loaded with fiber, omega 3’s and protein. You can easily sub out ingredients in this recipe as well, like the berries for another fruit or vanilla protein powder for chocolate, or even none at all. It’s your call, just make whatever works for you! Food should be delicious, so pick your favorite flavor combo and go from there ­čÖé

Dancing for Donut | Berry Protein Chia Pudding. [Vegan + Gluten Free!]

Berry Chia Protein Pudding

(makes 2 large servings)

1/2 cup chia seeds

2 cups non-dairy milk (I used cashew, it’s super creamy!)

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup mixed berries

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (if you’re vegan, make sure it’s a plant-based protein – I use Garden of Life!)

1. In a large bowl, combine the chia seeds, non-dairy milk, protein powder and coconut flakes. Stir for about one minute and then let sit for for at least 2 hours or overnight. *I make this recipe the night before in a tupperware so it’s ready to take with me to work the next day!

2. Add the berries and enjoy! If not eating right away, the chia pudding will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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What about you? What breakfast do you have on repeat these days?! Have you tried chia pudding yet?

xo jordan

Chia Pudding: 2 Ways.

I’m back with some humpday treats, y’all!

I was inspired by Lauren over at The Skinny Confidential to make some Chia Pudding for this week. I forgot how much I loved it and how easy it is to make! So I’m bringing you two different, super simple recipes – one is more reminiscent of fall but incredible nonetheless, and the other takes advantage of summer’s ripe berries. Either way, this snack or dessert is sure to make your tastebuds (and your waistline!) happy ­čÖé

   Dancing For Donuts | Chia Pudding

Apple Pie Chia Pudding

(adapted from this recipe)

1/2 cup light coconut milk (from a can works best!)

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 granny smith apple

5-8 walnut halves

1/2 -1 tsp cinnamon (i like a lot!)

1. Combine the coconut milk and chia seeds in an airtight container. Stir the seeds around a bit before putting in the fridge to set overnight (or at least 5 hours for best results).

2. Once ready to eat, add chopped apple, walnuts and cinnamon. Dig in!

Dancing For Donuts | Chia Pudding

Summer Berry Chia Pudding

1/2 light coconut milk (from a can works best!)

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/4 cup chopped strawberries

1/4 cup chopped blueberries

1. Combine the coconut milk and chia seeds in an airtight container. Stir the seeds around a bit before putting in the fridge to set overnight (or at least 5 hours for best results).

2. When ready to eat, add the chopped strawberries and blueberries. Dig in!

Dancing For Donuts | Chia Pudding

See how easy that is? You can really customize these to include whatever fruits are your favorites. You can also add shredded coconut, vanilla extract, stevia, or even oats to make it even more flavorful, too. I like to prep at least 2 servings in advance so I have them on hand for a healthy treat. And did I mention they’re both vegan and low in sugar? Win win.

Hope you enjoy them!

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