A delicious breakfast that’s packed with protein. This protein mango coconut chia pudding is great to prepare ahead of time for a fuss-free breakfast that you can also take with you on-the-go on busy mornings.
Chia pudding is such a versatile breakfast. You can customise it with various ingredients like fruits, nuts, seeds, spices, sweeteners, and flavourings to suit your taste preferences. The flavour combination possibilities are endless, meaning you can make a different variation every day without getting bored of it.
My current favourite flavour combination for breakfast is mango and coconut. Even though we’ll shortly be heading into winter and the cold weather is slowly creeping in, I’m still craving cold, refreshing and vibrant breakfasts. If anything they brighten up dull, cold mornings for me making me feel more awake and ready for the day ahead.
Why I love making this protein mango coconut chia pudding:
Chia pudding is simple to make, and you can prepare it in advance. All you need to do is mix chia seeds with your choice of milk/yoghurt and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. No cooking is required. It’s great to have ready in the fridge saving you time in the morning. This is particularly beneficial for people with busy schedules who need a quick and healthy breakfast.
As well as being tasty, chia pudding is a healthy way to start your day. Chia seeds are packed with essential nutrients, such as fibre, protein and healthy fats. They’re also packed with vitamins (like B vitamins), and minerals (including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus). When mixed with liquid to make chia pudding, these nutrients become more readily available for absorption.
To make this protein mango coconut chia pudding even more filling, nutritious and well-rounded, I added some protein powder. I always make sure that all my main meals contain at least 20g of protein, especially my breakfast. If I don’t have a high protein breakfast, I tend to get sugar crashes where I feel jittery, irritable and tired.
What you need to make this protein mango coconut chia pudding:
Chia seeds – When chia seeds come into contact with liquid, they absorb it and swell, forming a gel-like texture. This is what gives it a ‘pudding’ consistency and makes the chia seeds easier to digest too.
Mango – You can use either fresh or frozen mango. Packed with fibre and vitamins C, it also adds a beautiful vibrant colour to your chia pudding.
Protein powder – I usually use Bulk’s gourmet vegan protein powder, but today I’m using their clear vegan protein instead. It feels a lot lighter than their gourmet vegan which has a more thick/milky consistency. I used their tropical flavour, which works to enhance the mango flavour perfectly.
Milk – Any kind will work, but again if you want to enhance the coconut flavour, coconut milk would be a great option here. Dairy and non-dairy milk alike will work.
Yoghurt – I used coconut yoghurt as I feel the flavour of coconut and mango go so well together. Any kind of yoghurt will work, dairy or dairy-free. Or you can omit it completely.
Coconut flakes – this is optional, but it adds a lovely crunch on top as well as contributes to the coconut flavour.
This protein mango coconut chia pudding is:
- High in protein (21g per serving)
- A great source of fibre
- Packed with healthy fats
- Packed with nutrients and antioxidants
- A great meal prep breakfast
- So tasty!
Protein Mango Coconut Chia Pudding
- 2 Scoops protein powder I used Bulk tropical clear vegan protein
- 235ml almond milk
- 100g mango fresh or frozen
- 5 tbsp chia seeds
- 100g coconut yoghurt or yoghurt of choice
- 50g mango
- Toasted coconut flakes
- Add the mango, clear protein and milk to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a container and mix in the chia seeds. Store in the fridge overnight (or at least 4 hours).
- When ready to serve, top with the coconut yoghurt, mango chunks and coconut flakes.
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