This vegan meal prep breakfast is made with only 3 ingredients: coconut milk, chia seeds, and your favorite sweetener! If you are new to making your breakfasts ahead of time or not, this is an easy and nutritious recipe you have to try.
I don’t know about you, but if I don’t prep breakfast ahead of time, I end up rushing out of the house without eating. Which usually results in me buying and eating chocolate or a croissant in the course of the morning.
Hence, I make a point of always having breakfast prepped during the work week! And, it has been a game-changer!!
This post will teach you exactly how to make the easiest, yummiest, and most nutritious vegan meal prep breakfast – 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding.
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Thé Vegan Meal Prep Breakfast For Meal Prep Newbies:
About Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is a breakfast or snack option, which has been trending since chia seeds became a commercially popular health food in the last decade or so. But the truth is that chia seeds are one of the oldest forms of nutrition and were a staple of Mayan and Aztec diets.
The flavor of chia seeds is rather neutral, but these little nutrition powerhouses are extremely absorbable, making them popular for their texture and not their taste! Enter: Chia Pudding! (Chia Seeds)
Chia pudding is made by simply soaking the seeds in milk until they expand and become the texture of pudding. The flavor of the pudding will depend on the milk you choose to use and the other ingredients you add.
How To Make 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding
1. Blend or whisk!
The first step in making chia pudding is to combine the milk with the seeds and sweetener of your choice. You can either blend or whisk the ingredients. I like both methods. Blending the ingredients creates a more smooth and less seedy pudding consistency.
After combining your ingredients, you are ready to pour them into jars and top with your favorite meal prep-friendly fruit!
Don’t forget to seal the jars with a lid and store them for up to 5 days in the fridge.
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Why Is Chia Pudding Thé Vegan Meal Prep Breakfast For Meal Prep Newbies?
Not only is chia pudding insanely easy to make and thus 100% foolproof, but it also lasts in the fridge for up to five days! What more can you want from a make-ahead breakie? Prep once, eat for the whole work week!
What Are The Best Containers For Meal Prep Chia Pudding?
For meal prep chia pudding, I love using 500 milliliter or 16 oz mason jars! They are the perfect size to add chia pudding at the bottom and add some yummy toppings on top!
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3-Ingredient Chia Pudding: FAQs
Can I replace the coconut milk with another plant milk?
Yes, you can, but keep in mind that the consistency might be more watery since coconut milk is relatively rich compared to some other plant milk.
Which sweetener should I use to sweeten the chia pudding?
You can choose to sweeten your chia pudding with any sweetener of your choice. I’m a big fan of maple syrup, coconut blossom sugar, and xylitol. You can also choose not to sweeten your pudding and add sweet toppings instead, such as chocolate chips or dried fruit!
How long does chia pudding last in the fridge?
Chia pudding will easily last in the fridge for up to 5 days, making it the perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack.
3-Ingredient Chia Pudding
- 3 x 500 ml mason jars with lid
- medium mixing bowl or blender
- 400 ml coconut milk drink or light coconut milk either use coconut milk drink from a box OR reduced fat / light coconut milk from a can
- 40 gram chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or other sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder optional
- 1.5 strawberries or other meal prep friendly fruit
- Blend: Add the milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and optional vanilla powder to a blender and blend for 20 seconds. Let it sit for a few minutes and blend again for another 20 seconds. – OR – Whisk: Add all the pudding ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and give it a good whisk! Let it sit for 20 minutes and give a last quick whisk.
- Pour: Pour the pudding into jars and top with your favorite meal prep-friendly fruit!
- Seal: Seal the jars with a lid and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days!
Did you meal prep this 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding Recipe? Don’t forget to let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag @vegan_meal_prep_sunday on Instagram so I can see it!
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