Have you ever made overnight oats? That used to be one of my favorite breakfasts years ago! Now that I no longer eat oats, this mocha protein chia pudding has become my new favorite, and I know it’ll be yours too! It’s super easy to make the night before, and you can even make a larger batch to last the entire week! With the added collagen for protein, this makes a great breakfast at home or on the go!
I love that this recipe for mocha protein chia pudding takes hardly any effort at all to make, plus you don’t have to cook anything, so it’s perfect for the warm summer months! I’m a huge fan of collagen (I linked to the one I use in the recipe, which comes from grass-fed & healthy cows) as not only is it a tasteless and odorless form of protein, but it’s also great for healing your gut and joints! I use it daily and it’s made a huge impact with my own healing!
I’ve been spending a lot of time outside this week, despite the heat, and it’s been amazing for my energy! I have sooo many ideas for where I want my business to go, and sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. Getting outside is what gets me back into my flow, where the ideas seem to sort themselves out. It’s like magic! I highly recommend getting some fresh air and a little sunshine if you’re not feeling your best or are overwhelmed, it can really make all the difference!
Here’s a picture I took at a nearby reservoir that my husband and I walked around the other day. It’s so gorgeous there!
Enjoy this recipe for mocha protein chia pudding!
MOCHA PROTEIN CHIA PUDDING
Mocha Protein Chia Pudding
- 3/4 cup brewed coffee, regular or decaf (I used my favorite San Francisco Bay Coffee)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons collagen peptides
- 3 medjool dates, pitted or 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- Place all of the ingredients, except for the chia seeds, in your blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a mason jar or small bowl. Add the chia seeds, seal the container and shake well to combine. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. I topped mine with a little coconut whipped cream and chopped dark chocolate! Enjoy!
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Do you have any suggestions on a substitution for the coffee? Maybe nut milk? I have interstitial cystitis and coffee of all kind is a trigger for me. I love your website. It has helped me more than I can say through dealing with autoimmune disease.
Hi Sarah! I’m so happy to hear that my website has been helpful to you <3 You could definitely substitute the coffee for any milk that you prefer. The coconut milk can easily be substituted as well, say, if you prefer almond milk. That will give it just a chocolate base, so feel free to add some fresh fruit and/or nut butter as well! 🙂
How many servings is this?
This makes 1 serving, or 2 small ones 🙂
YUM! I am pinning this for later. I love anything with coffee 🙂
what is the nutritional value please?
Hi Dennise! I don’t have the nutritional info for my recipes, but you can easily input the ingredients into an online calculator, such as this one – http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator
I have been told to go Gluten, egg, oat, dairy and almond free for the next 6 weeks to help heal my gut. I LOVE This recipe! Any suggestions on how to you would plan to make this to have each morning for a week? I am sooo bad at that! Thanks!
So glad you love it, Lisa! You could always make multiple batches at once to have throughout the week, as it’ll last at least 5-6 days in the fridge 🙂
Hi there! I’ve been following you on IG for about a year and I think I’m finally ready to fully commit to a paleo/ whole 30 lifestyle. Is the link for the collagen peptides the one you would recommend? There was another advertisement on the page so I just wanted to make sure! 😊
Hi Regina! I’d definitely recommend the Vital Proteins collagen peptides that I linked to on Amazon, as it’s what I still use myself. 🙂 Hope you love this recipe!
Thank you for this recipe! It is insanely delicious! I followed instructions exactly as written and wonderful! Definitely on repeat!
Thanks again 😊
So happy to hear that, Cathleen!