Vegan Latte Overnight Protein Chia Pudding! Delicious and healthy chia seed pudding packed with plant based protein and a kick of caffeine/coffee. This protein pudding makes for a nutrient dense breakfast that’s naturally gluten free and easy to make ahead!
So I think I’m 2 for 2 on this guilt free blogging thing. Ya, no pressure to perform posts. In case you missed my confession, you can read about it with this bowl recipe. Pretty sure going ROGUE is now in my personal manifesto, which I plan to share later. Oh the anticipation! Just kidding… kinda. But speaking of anticipation, I am certain that these Vegan Latte Protein Chia Pudding cups are so worth the waiting overnight for. Cause, um … hello, COFFEE.. LATTE LOVE, and all the plant based protein packed in a chia pudding is what I call a POWER meal. A get up and GO GO GO breakfast. Wired with a punch of protein and boost of anti-inflammatory foods. See, you want some now, don’t you?
Okay but here’s the real deal. This no pressure Vegan Latte Protein Chia Pudding is another updated recipe. An oldie but goodie recipe. Yes, I am that old. 8 Years Blog old. So that’s like 80 in internet ages. That being said, updating old content and recipes are a must. Plus, it’s super fun to relive those older recipes and make them SHINE again. Ahh.. the good old days..
I originally made this protein chia pudding back in the ironman training days. Not me, my husband. When he was training for multiple Ironman triathlons, as a profession. I was (still am) the sherpa wife. Don’t know what that is? Google it or check out my about page. Any who, he was up at 5am for Masters swim and would need something small but nutrient dense to get him through that workout but also to sustain his energy a bit after. Oh and something that was portable. You see where I’m going with this, right?
Power… Protein.. Caffeinated… CHIA PUDDING to go YO!
Okay so a little about this protein chia pudding. First, the word pudding doesn’t do it justice. Really, this is a mighty snack pack. Haha! But I digress…
And two, since I am sharing another vegan protein breakfast recipe, I might as well get all nerdy and chat about it. Why? Because not all protein is created equal. And I just love talking nutrition. Always.
Here’s the low down ya’ll. You see, grass fed whey protein (lactose free) and hemp/pea or sprouted brown rice protein are all good great sources of protein. Adding it to a smoothie or chia pudding can really help pack in more protein without having to try.. But personally, I find that whey protein is best for post workout or as a bed time snack when combined with carbohydrates, due to it’s slow release casein. A great way to accelerate muscle recovery/regeneration. That being said, if you are like me, a sprouted or hemp/pea protein is more easily digested. Which is why it’s perfect for a recovery SNACK or BREAKFAST to go protein chia pudding. Indeed!
- This protein chia pudding contains the nutrient-rich seeds of the hemp plant and chia seed. The seeds contain essential fatty acids, and complete proteins that your body needs.
- Not many other plant based foods contain all the essential amino acids (complete protein), which is why hemp seed and chia seed are so valuable to our health (especially vegans). Plus they are both great for gut health
- The coffee in this pudding boosts up the antioxidant factor and the coconut milk adds in a healthy dose of MCT’s (fats), which is satiating. –> VEGAN LATTE PERFECTION!
You still with me here?
Ahh yes, I think it’s going to take another round of coffee (or two) to get you going on this Friday. How about we double the batch of this Vegan Latte Protein Chia Pudding and share it. Ready?
Estimated Nutrition using coconut drinking milk or almond milk
It’s pretty simple ya’ll! Just blend coconut milk (or vanilla coconut creamer), banana, and protein powder. Add your chia and a tiny bit of vanilla and coffee (or even my vegan caramel sauce) in a mason jar or wine glass. Pour your blended mix on top and let it sit overnight. Add extra coffee and even a little maple syrup to it in the morning. Voila! You got yourself a nutrient dense breakfast that’s naturally gluten free and delicious!
Who’s feeling the caffeinated latte love? Oh yea, me me me !!!
What do you think? It’s protein chia pudding making a comeback? It so should, because it beats snack pack any day. In my humble opinion.