Mocha Chia Pudding is worth getting out of bed for! Packed with chocolate, coffee, protein and fiber, this healthy breakfast treat is sure to start your day off right.
Mornings are busy but there are two things I do not forget to do: make coffee and eat breakfast. Today’s Mocha Chia Pudding combines both of those things into one easy meal prep breakfast!
Chia pudding is always here to save the day on busy mornings and can be made with dozens of different flavor combos. Mocha is probably my favorite but this Peanut Butter Cup Chia Pudding is ultra decadent and another favorite along with this Keto Lemon Chia Pudding that tastes wonderful with raspberries and blueberries. Chia Pudding is one of the ultimate nutritious and delicious meal-prep breakfast treats that also makes an incredible afternoon snack, post-workout fuel or dessert.
What ingredients do you need for Mocha Chia Pudding?
- Instant Coffee
- Hot water
- Almond Milk
- Chia Seeds
- Maple Syrup
- Cocoa Powder
- Vanilla Extract
How to make chia pudding
Chia pudding is extremely simple to make! To make this Mocha Chia Pudding first dissolve your instant coffee packet is some water. After you have coffee, add enough milk so you have 3/4 cup of liquid then add your chia seeds, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Stir everything together until it is well combined and then place a lid on your pudding mixture and place it in the fridge.
I like to make my chia pudding the night before so it is ready to eat first thing in the morning but if you are making it in the morning allow your pudding to set in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before eating. Before you dive in, just give your pudding one more quick stir and top with some almond milk whipped cream!
What does Chia Pudding taste like?
Chia pudding tastes like a more textured original pudding. The chia seeds give the dish a bit of crunch, and the maple syrup gives it a sweetness. The vanilla extract and cocoa powder really round out the pudding with a delicious chocolate flavor.
What makes chia pudding healthy?
Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also rich in antioxidants, iron, and calcium. This means if you are struggling with gut health, bowel issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, or obesity chia pudding is an excellent option for you!
How do you store Chia Pudding?
To store this pudding, place into a glass or plastic container with an airtight lid. Place into the fridge for up to five days.
Is this recipe good for meal prep?
Absolutely! This chia pudding is excellent for meal prep. Simply make your pudding, place into individual containers and grab and go in the morning!
More Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast Recipes
- Peanut Butter Cup Chia Pudding
- Grain Free Granola
- Flourless Peanut Butter Protein Waffles
- Easy Baked Eggs
- Keto Lemon Chia Pudding – 2 Ways!
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 packet instant coffee (.09 oz)
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (if keto, use sugar-free maple syrup)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Dissolve the instant coffee in 1/4 cup of hot water. Stir well
- Add almond milk to the coffee mixture
- Stir in chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract
- Once well combined, cover the mixture and set in the fridge overnight
- When ready to eat, stir again, top with almond milk whipped cream and enjoy!
*If pudding is not thick enough to your liking, stir in 1 additional tablespoon of chia seeds and let it set
*Nutritional value below is calculated using Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 7.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 72.6mgCarbohydrates: 15.7gNet Carbohydrates: 4.7gFiber: 8.5gSugar: 0.1gSugar Alcohols: 2.5gProtein: 4.5g