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Greek Yogurt Chia Pudding (Easy + High Protein)

Start your day off right with this greek yogurt chia pudding recipe that is sure to become a go-to recipe for you. It combines Greek yogurt with heart healthy chia seeds to give you a high fiber and high-protein breakfast that will keep you feeling satisfied all morning.  

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greek yogurt chia pudding in a glass jar with layers of mashed raspberries, topped with fresh berries.

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Why You’ll Love This Greek Yogurt Chia Pudding

Greek yogurt chia pudding is exactly what it sounds like: chia pudding made with Greek yogurt. If you’ve ever made chia pudding before, you’ll remember how simple the recipe is – the worst part is waiting for it to set in the fridge! 

Greek yogurt adds several different health benefits to this chia seed pudding recipe. It’s a great way to add calcium, probiotics for gut health, and protein. In fact, one cup of Greek yogurt has about 20 grams of protein. Protein helps our blood sugar levels stay more stable, which is important to keep us feeling more full. It also can alter our hunger hormones and help aid weight loss, if that’s your goal. 

The health benefits of chia seeds are pretty impressive as well. These tiny seeds are nutrition powerhouses. They’re a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, which play a big role in heart health and lowering inflammation

If you enjoy doing meal prep to help your week run more smoothly, you can make a big batch of this to enjoy as a healthy snack or a quick breakfast option. With ample amounts of protein and healthy fats, this Greek yogurt chia seed pudding is a great option to have on hand during the week. 

Grab more hormone-friendly and make ahead breakfast ideas here: PCOS Breakfast Ideas

If you have PCOS and are wondering about whether you should be eating dairy, don’t miss this blog post for more information on the PCOS & dairy connection: Best Milk for PCOS: Should You Go Dairy Free?

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients needed to make greek yogurt chia pudding.
  • Greek Yogurt. If you’ve ever made chia pudding before, this ingredient isn’t typically in it! Adding Greek yogurt makes for a thicker chia pudding and helps to pack in the protein too. A full fat Greek yogurt will give you the creamiest chia pudding, but a non-fat Greek yogurt can also work just fine too. You can use plain Greek yogurt or experiment with a flavored one. 
  • Almond Milk. Using unsweetened almond milk is my personal favorite because it’s so light and refreshing. You could easily substitute this for regular milk or another non-dairy milk like oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk.
  • Chia Seeds. Given the name of this recipe, these are perhaps the star ingredient. Each serving will provide you with 2 tbsp of chia seeds, which has 10 grams of fiber and a good amount of the omega 3 fatty acids ALA. 
  • Honey. I love to use honey as a natural sweetener for recipes. You could also use maple syrup, agave, monk fruit sweetener or your favorite sweetener of choice. 
  • Vanilla Extract. This ingredient adds a bit more flavor dimension to this chia pudding recipe. 
  • Salt. This can be omitted but I like to add a pinch of salt to balance out the sweetness of this pudding. 
  • Cinnamon. This is another ingredient that can be omitted if you don’t like it, but a very small pinch can change the flavor profile immensely. Just add a little though – too much can overpower the recipe quickly. 

How To Make Greek Yogurt Chia Pudding

This recipe uses simple ingredients that many people keep on hand regularly…and it’s super easy to make too!

process shots of making the greek yogurt chia pudding.

All you’re going to do is combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Mix until well combined. 

Then, let it set for about 5 minutes before mixing again, ensuring that the Greek yogurt is fully mixed in. Place the bowl into the fridge and allow to set for at least 4 hours. 

Serve the chia pudding in a glass jar or bowl with your favorite additions such as fresh berries, chopped nuts, a drizzle of peanut butter, dark chocolate chips, or coconut shavings. 

I love to serve chia pudding in a mason jar and layer it with layers of mashed raspberries or blackberries for some extra sweetness.

Store chia pudding in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  

Variations & Substitutions

  • Dairy-free? Use a vegan yogurt instead of Greek yogurt. A vegan Greek-style yogurt, like this one, would be best if possible since it will be higher in protein. 
  • No honey? Easily substitute maple syrup, agave, or monk fruit sweetener for the honey. 
  • For more flavor, use vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain.
  • Add your favorite toppings: fresh berries, granola, nuts, pumpkin seeds, coconut, dark chocolate chips, or a drizzle of almond butter, peanut butter, honey, or maple syrup.
  • Make it a chocolate chia pudding by adding 1-2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder to the recipe.
greek yogurt chia pudding in a glass jar with layers of mashed raspberries, topped with fresh berries.

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greek yogurt chia pudding in a glass jar with layers of mashed raspberries, topped with fresh berries.

Greek Yogurt Chia Pudding

This tasty recipe combines protein-rich Greek yogurt with high fiber chia seeds to give you the perfectly nutritious breakfast or snack!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, healthy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 256kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup almond milk unsweetened
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Let set for 5 minutes then stir again.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Divide mixture between two bowls or jars. Add your favorite toppings such as berries, chopped nuts, nut butter, or dark chocolate chips. Enjoy!

Notes

Add more honey if you prefer a sweeter taste. Honey may also be substituted for maple syrup, monk fruit sweetener, or any sweetener you enjoy. 
Add mashed berries to the finished chia pudding recipe for more natural sweetness. 
Whole milk yogurt works best for this to give it a creamier texture, but any type of Greek yogurt will work well. You could also use a flavored Greek yogurt if you wanted a little bit of a different flavor. 
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 435mg | Iron: 2mg

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