Peaches and Cream Vegan chia pudding! This breakfast and dessert style Vegan Chia pudding recipe is protein packed, gluten free, and extra healthy for digestion! It takes only a few simple ingredients to make for a simple make-ahead breakfast! Think of it as as creamy fruit smoothie and chia pudding combined. Perfect for summer!
Oh hey there Monday! So, without sounding too “jumpy,” um…. where the the heck was chia pudding 5 years ago? Or even 7 years ago when I was traveling from race to race with my husband and living out of a cooler and making travel protein shakes (which always got clumpy). I mean, don’t get me wrong, I was very inventive with our race/travel eats, but dang.. if I had known about chia pudding, vegan chia pudding, or smoothies with chia, we probably would have saved some extra cash and saved our taste buds from chalky dry protein bars at the gas station or $8 smoothie at the airport.
Which is why I think vegan chia pudding (or any kind of chia seed pudding for that matter) can solve ALL our problems. Especially Peaches and Cream Vegan Chia pudding…. I mean Peaches ‘n Cream (said with my Texas accent).
Okay Yes, I am exaggerating a wee bit overly excited about protein and chia pudding, but you get my point.
Haha, or so I like to think.
You see, chia pudding is such a great balance of healthy fats, plant based protein, and omega-3, calcium. All the key nutrients you need in a recovery snack/mini meal, or even as a healthy breakfast to go!
Now throw in some fresh fruit and you’ve got the another perfect balance of glycogen (sugars/carbs) to feed those hard working muscles and Vitamins (Anti-oxidants) to boost your micronutrient intake.
Are you bored yet? Nah.. you secretly love my nerdy nutrition talk, just admit it.
Okay, but really. That little chia seed can pack a lot of nutritious punch in a small amount of ANY liquid.
Now you see where I’m with this, right?
You NEED CHIA pudding in your life!!!
But not just any chia pudding. Nope.
One that’s a step UP from the original cha cha cha chia cup. One that tastes like dessert. One that is naturally sweetened. One that has extra protein. One that is vegan, gluten free, grain free, etc. etc. etc.
This recipe –> Peaches N’ Cream Vegan Chia Pudding with Extra Protein.….or what I like to call “Modern Day Vegan Chia Pudding.” Portable, delicious, and EXTRA nutritious. Emphasis on the EXTRA!
What’s the extra? Oh glad you asked.
The Extra being a quality Protein source that’s EASY TO MIX and can actually help with digestion.
Better Body Food LIVfit Plant protein. Made with Organic Pea Protein, Organic Quinoa Protein (which has all 9 essential amino acids), and agave inulin fiber.
LivFIT packs 15 grams of protein, 80 calories, and 0 grams sugar into 2 scoops. Which is why it’s a great EXTRA (addition) to a this vegan chia pudding.
Now here’s where it gets even more AWESOME. The agave inulin fiber acts a PREBIOTIC. Remember my LOVE for peas and PREBIOTICS ?
Yes, This means it’s a real food FIBER that ferments in the gut and FEEDS the HEALTHY gut bacteria. Combine that with the chia seed that creates gel-forming substance and soluble fiber, chia seeds can ALSO work as a prebiotic —> AGAIN supporting the growth of probiotics in the gut.
Did I lose you?
Sorry, I get al PUMPED for Prebotic, Probiotic, and plant based PROTEIN talk!
But I think I got my point across. This Protein packed Peaches and Cream Chia pudding is healthy for digestion, muscle recovery, and all that … EXTRA
Speaking of plant based Goodness in a BOWL… this peaches n’ Kale smoothie bowl from Eat Your Way Clean sounds like another winner. Peachy KEEN and all the greens!
Okay thanks for hearing me out. Now let’s get our chia pudding making game on!
All you need to do is blend it up creamy coconut milk, fresh summer peaches, organic agave nectar, bourbon vanilla, and better body foods vegan protein. Add this to 1/4 cup chia seeds. Then let is sit for 15 minutes or even overnight.
Once it’s all “pumped up,” top with sliced peaches and a few more tablespoons of coconut cream.
Peaches n’ Cream Vegan Chia Pudding Recipe
- 1 large peach (or 2 small)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup coconut cream or coconut milk (2 tbsp for topping)
- 2- 3 tbsp agave nectar
- 1/4 cup vegan vanilla protein powder (LivFit Plant Protein)- See notes for other options
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup chia seeds
- Dash of cinnamon
- (extra peach slices for topping)
- First blend the peaches, milk, cream, agaves, protein, and cinnamon, and vanilla together.
- Pour into large container. Add in your chia see and mix all together.
- Let it sit for 20-30 minutes or overnight to really expand into a pudding.
- Remove and spoon into cups or bowls.
- Add a splash of coconut cream on top, sliced peaches, a drizzle of agave on top of each cup if desired.
You can use coconut flour instead of protein powder to help thicken it more if you don't have protein. We use Better Body Foods coconut flour.
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One last nerdy nutrition fact. This one has to do with the peaches.
Fact – Fresh peaches contain an oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) value of 1814 on the scale (meaning it’s great for fighting oxidative stress).
But…guess what happens when you buy the store bought can with heavy syrup? The ORAC score drops down to 436. Crazy, right?
Needless to say, take advantage of FRESH PEACHES ALL SUMMER LONG!
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What’s your favorite summer fruit?
This protein packed vegan chia pudding recipe is sponsored by my friends over at Better Body Foods! Thank you for allowing me to share their wonderful products and talk about this caring company.
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