Wake up in Paradise with this Protein-Packed Piña Colada Chia Pudding

This Protein-Packed Pina Colada chia pudding recipe will keep you feeling full and your taste buds satisfied!

Not only is this Piña Colada Chia Pudding recipe jam-packed with tropical flavor, but it’s a healthy, balanced breakfast or snack option that will keep you full all morning or until your next meal thanks to fiber, protein, and healthy fats.


How about starting your day with a little taste of paradise for breakfast?

Taking your taste buds on a trip to the tropics while also filling your belly and balancing blood sugar levels with filling fiber, protein, and healthy fats?

You’re in!? I thought so…

This insanely delicious Piña Colada Chia Pudding recipe is jam-packed with tropical flavor, fiber, healthy fats, and protein to keep you satisfied on all levels.

Well then say hello to this Protein-Packed Piña Colada Chia Pudding, my friend.

Yes, it’s what healthy breakfast dreams are made of.

(Though I don’t want to sell this recipe short — it also makes for a perfect snack or even dessert!)


There’s so much to love about this healthy chia pudding recipe. Where to begin!?

Chia seeds are incredibly rich in fiber, which most of us need more of

In fact, all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are from fiber, meaning they have 0 net carbs.

And the average person doesn’t get nearly enough fiber, which has so many incredibly benefits. According to Mayo Clinic, fiber:

  • Is key for digestive health and keeps our bowels regular
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Aids in achieving healthy weight
  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease and all cancers

Collagen peptides not only provide protein, but also benefit your skin, hair, and joints, too

Collagen is my go-to protein powder of choice (this particular brand!).

It’s practically flavorless, supports digestive health rather than causing gas and bloating like some protein powders are known to do, and has been shown to strengthen skin, hair, and joints when consumed regularly.

Like the fiber from the chia seeds and healthy fats from the coconut milk, the protein from collagen helps balance out the sugars from the pineapple and banana.

Related: So What’s The Deal With Collagen? What Is It & Is It Worth The Hype?

Pineapple is incredibly anti-inflammatory

Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Coconut oil (in the coconut milk) boosts metabolism, supports digestive health, keeps you feeling full

Not only have the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil been shown to boost metabolism and aid weight loss (source), but the antibacterial lauric acid in coconut oil also helps maintain digestive health and a balanced gut microbiome (source).

And who doesn’t want a little metabolism boost and better gut health!?


Protein-Packed Piña Colada Chia Pudding

Makes 5 servings

Ingredients:

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*If you choose to use a different non-dairy milk instead of canned full-fat coconut milk, the consistency will be thinner / a bit runny. If you’d like a thicker consistency (which I do personally prefer), add 1-2 tbs more chia seeds.

**You can use fresh or frozen pineapple, but be sure to let frozen pineapple thaw before adding to the blender since it will otherwise cause the coconut milk to solidify and make the mixture difficult to blend!

***If looking to make a vegan option, you can instead try using a vanilla protein powder and omitting the vanilla bean powder. I haven’t tried the recipe with any protein powders aside from collagen, though, so have no idea how it will turn out! If you try it out, please update us with the results!

Directions:

  1. Add the coconut milk, banana, pineapple, vanilla bean powder, and collagen peptides to the blender.
  2. Blend on high for about 30 seconds or until smooth and consistent.
  3. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl or 32 oz mason jar.
  4. Add the chia seeds to the mixture.
  5. Secure the lid on the bowl or mason jar, and give it a good shake. You can otherwise stir the mixture, if you don’t have a bowl or jar with a lid.
  6. Set the pudding in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to set.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Protein-Packed Piña Colada Chia Pudding

  • Author: Nadia Neumann
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 can full-fat organic coconut milk*
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks**
  • 6 tbs organic white chia seeds
  • 1/8 tsp organic vanilla bean powder
  • 6 scoops grass-fed collagen peptides

Instructions

  1. Add the coconut milk, banana, pineapple, vanilla bean powder, and collagen peptides to the blender.
  2. Blend on high for about 30 seconds or until smooth and consistent.
  3. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl or 32 oz mason jar.
  4. Add the chia seeds to the mixture.
  5. Secure the lid on the bowl or mason jar, and give it a good shake. You can otherwise stir the mixture, if you don’t have a bowl or jar with a lid.
  6. Set the pudding in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to set.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*If you choose to use a different non-dairy milk instead of canned full-fat coconut milk, the consistency will be thinner / a bit runny. If you’d like a thicker consistency (which I do personally prefer), add 1-2 tbs more chia seeds.

**You can use fresh or frozen pineapple, but be sure to let frozen pineapple thaw before adding to the blender since it will otherwise cause the coconut milk to solidify and make the mixture difficult to blend!

***If looking to make a vegan option, you can instead try using a vanilla protein powder and omitting the vanilla bean powder. I haven’t tried the recipe with any protein powders aside from collagen, though, so have no idea how it will turn out! If you try it out, please update us with the results!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 15 g

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  1. What measure is your “scoop” of collagen peptides? Need to substitute w/ a vegan protein powder.