Chia Collagen Pudding
I love to add a scoop of protein powder to my smoothies and post-workout shakes because it is so important for muscular regeneration and growth - but I’ve had a hard time finding a protein that doesn’t hurt my stomach. Whey protein tends to be tough on tummies because it is a milk-based protein that is hard to digest. So after a bit of blender experimentation and reading some new intriguing protein research, I’ve finally found one that works for me - Collagen Peptides.**
There are a lot of new claims being made for Collagen Peptides, and so far research is trending positive for its joint and skin supporting properties. I even noticed that my nails and hair strengthened after a few weeks! If you are tired of whey and looking to try something new, check out my Collagen Chia Pudding recipe below.
Add some vitamin C packed berries to aid collagen absorption!
Don’t like the texture of chia pudding? Follow steps 1-2 below and then throw it in the blender and blend until smooth!
Looking for more breakfast recipes? Check out our 5 5-minutes breakfast ideas post for inspiration!
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Is chia pudding dairy free?
This recipe is dairy free! Chia pudding can be made with all types of milk but if you are looking for a dairy-free chia pudding choose a nut or oat milk :-)
Is chia pudding low calorie?
It really depends on what you put in it! If you add the entire kitchen sink then maybe not… but this particular recipe has only 185 calories per serving.
Is chia pudding vegan?
Collagen peptides are not vegan. To make this a vegan dish just swap the collagen peptides for your favorite protein powder.
Is chia pudding healthy?
You betcha! Chia seeds are a superb source of omega-3s, antioxidants, and fiber. Studies also show its beneficial effects in conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and even depression (1).
How to thicken chia pudding:
Was your chia pudding a bit runny? Simply add more chia seeds and let sit for another 4 hours. Try adding a tbsp at a time until you get your desired consistency.
How long can chia pudding last in the fridge?
This will depend on a few things: how fresh is your milk? What other ingredients did you add?
In general chia pudding should last in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. But use you best judgement and try the sniff test when in doubt ;-) (2).
Will chia pudding make me poop?
Chia pudding in pack with fiber which will help regulate your bowel movements!
Which milk should I use to make Chia pudding?
In this recipe we use almond milk but its all preference here! Feel free to swap it out for your favorite milk.
Can chia pudding be eaten warm?
I prefer a cold chia pudding. With that said, after letting your chia pudding is set, you can pop it into the microwave for a minute and enjoy it warm!
Can chia pudding cause bloating?
Chia seeds have been known to cause bloating because of their expanding nature. GREAT NEWS! A way to avoid the chia seed bloat is to soak them before ingesting… and that is exactly what we are doing in this recipe. By allowing the chia seeds to soak for 4 hours we are allowing them to fully expand and therefore reduce their bloating powers.