berry banana chia seed pudding breakfast jar | home with willow

   

     Ever tried chia seed pudding for breakfast? If you haven’t yet, hop on over to our basic How to Make Chia Seed Puddingpost to learn more! Once you check that out, you’ll be on your way to meal-prepping all kinds of fantastic chia seed pudding breakfast jars for the week!

    The best part about chia seed pudding is that it is incredibly versatile. Just how tofu soaks up any flavoring and seasonings you cook it with, so dochia seeds! They are like, the blank slate of breakfast foods (like oats!) and have a lot of options. So, you can make a large batch at the beginning of the week as a part of your meal-prep, and then in the morning scoop some into a jar with fruit, nuts, and toppings, and you’ve got yourself an incredibly healthy plant-based breakfast full of healthy fats, protein, and lots of fiber. 

chia seed pudding in a jar / home with willow

What is chia seed pudding?

     Chia seed pudding is simply a mixture of chia seeds and milk (preferably, non-dairy), that is allowed to sit at least six hours in the refrigerator. This soaking method allows the chia seeds to soak up the liquid and create a pudding.

     Chia seed pudding is a fantastic make-ahead breakfast or snack. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, and easily keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week. For this reason, it is perfect for meal-prepping! It just comes down to getting the right proportion, mixing it thoroughly, and letting it refrigerate! Then you can add in whatever flavors you want to customize it.

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high protein plant based smoothie

 

     Alright guys, this is my ABSOLUTE favorite high protein plant based smoothie recipe. This is my go-to for mornings before work where I need something quick and super filling. 

high protein vegan smoothie ingredients

     The other benefit to this high protein plant based smoothie is that once you grab a bag of each of the ingredients, all you need on hand is a banana & some plant-based milk (which are staples for me every grocery trip). My go-to is almond milk, but you could go with soy, cashew, hemp, oat, hazelnut… I could go on and on (but that’s for another post!) So while buying a bag of hemp protein might cost $20 initially, you’re looking at 45 servings, which roughly equates to .44 cents per serving of 11g of protein! (This smoothie is also my go-to when I don’t have much on hand, but I still have my staples).