Collagen Chia Pudding Bomb

This gluten-free, keto and paleo friendly, vanilla chia pudding is an energizing way to start your day and promote beautiful skin from the inside out, plus, it's absolutely delicious, guilt-free, and easy to make!

Prep time: 5 min | Servings: about 8


This recipe is:

  • Low net carbs (1g)
  • High fiber
  • High protein
  • Satisfying
  • Yummy and versatile -- so many different ways to eat this!

collagen chia pudding

Reasons why we love this recipe

Great for skin and gut health

We love what these superfoods do for our skin health and gut health. We can't think of a more beautiful combination than collagen protein and chia seeds when it comes to healthy aging. Hydrolyzed collagen powder delivers a unique set of amino acids for keeping skin firm, while chia seeds provide amazing benefits to the whole body, especially the gut. More on that below.

Great for appetite control, metabolism, and blood sugar 

We love that this collagen chia pudding can keep us satiated for several hours and provide loads of clean energy. These ingredients are perfect for weight loss, boosting metabolism, and stabilizing blood sugar. It's about as perfect as it gets for a healthy diet.

Satisfying and versatile

We love that the soft, smooth texture of this Chia Pudding Bomb is unlike most keto-friendly recipes which are crumbly and dry. It's our ideal snack for morning or afternoon, and it's super versatile, too. We add seasonal berries, almond butter, and loads of cinnamon (the "happy" spice), but if any of those items aren't your thing, throw in whatever toppings you like.

Easy to make and convenient to store

We love that we can make a big batch of chia pudding and keep it in the fridge for a convenient snack or breakfast for days at a time. This chia pudding recipe is best mixed up in the evening, that way it's ready to go by morning.

About Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are among the most healthy foods you can eat for your skin health. While the primary benefits are felt in the gut, the outside result is amazing skin. This is because there is a direct correlation between skin heath and the gut microbiome [1]. These tiny seeds pack a punch when it comes to antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and, most of all, fiber, contributing to excellent intestinal balance and promoting flawless, resilient skin.

organic black chia seeds

About Collagen Powder

For this recipe, we use none other than our Amino Collagen C. This product is a clean, unflavored, unsweetened hydrolyzed marine collagen powder. It lends itself to numerous recipes because the taste profile is so mild and versatile. It will literally take on the flavor of anything you add it to, and you won't have to worry about anything tasting like fish or cowhide.

Amino Collagen C powder offers a unique set of amino acids that help replenish your body's collagen protein. The benefits will boost skin health, but also hair, nails, gut, and joint health, too. There's no protein quite like it in nature. For this reason, supplementing the diet regularly with hydrolyzed collagen protein is vital to avoiding collagen deficiency.

marine collagen powder

The Secret to Perfect Collagen Chia Pudding

1. Throw it all in at once and shake.

The secret to perfect chia pudding is to add the ingredients all at once into a plastic container, close the lid, then shake vigorously. Don't worry about some tiny little balls of collagen powder if any aren't immediately dissolved because it will all combine perfectly by the time you're ready to eat it. Whether you use almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or dairy milk, it's really that easy.

2. Give it a second shake after 10 minutes.

But note, the tiny seeds like to settle at the bottom of the container right away, so give it another quick shake about 10 minutes after you place it in the fridge. When you add the chia seeds, make sure you mix it long enough so the seeds aren't just sitting at the bottom. Without proper mixing, you'll end up with a lump of hard chia seeds and it won't be very appetizing or easy to thin out.

The entire mixture is ready in about 1-2 hours, which makes this an ideal recipe to whip up before heading to bed.

Chia to milk ratio

This recipe calls for a ratio of 2 tablespoons per half cup of your preferred type of milk, but you can adjust this to your preferred consistency. Even after the pudding has been in the fridge for a while, you can add more chia seeds or milk to make it perfect just for you. 

How to sweeten chia pudding?

You may wonder which sweeteners go best with chia seeds, almond milk, and collagen? This recipe is so versatile that you can sweeten it with just about anything you like, or nothing at all. There are numerous natural, low-calorie or no-calorie sweeteners that work great. Our favorite, natural no-calorie sweetener for this recipe is erythritol when complimented with cinnamon and vanilla. If you don't mind a few sugars, pure maple syrup is a nice touch and a good source of minerals.

how to sweeten chia pudding

Recipe Variations

  • To make this recipe creamier, use coconut milk. For a lighter, more mild-flavored chia pudding, use almond milk.
  • Change up the toppings to fit your personal taste. Some great options are cacao chips, coconut flakes, berries, mango, almond butter, peanut butter, macadamia nuts, dried cranberries, slivered almonds. Really, the possibilities are endless.
  • Add cacao powder, vanilla extract, and a natural sweetener for a yummy, chocolately treat you can feel good about.

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Here's to your beauty!

 

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How to Make Collagen Chia Pudding Bomb

chia pudding recipeServings: 11

This gluten-free, keto and paleo friendly, vanilla chia pudding is an energizing way to start your day and promote beautiful skin from the inside out, plus, it's absolutely delicious, guilt-free, and easy to make!

Keywords: collagen, protein, keto, paleo, chia pudding, beauty diet, gut health, clean eating, protein, skin health diet

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Chill Time: 1 hour

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  • 1 quart carton Almond Milk (unsweetened, unflavored)
  • ½ cup (8 scoops) Amino Collagen C  (unsweetened, unflavored)
  • 1 cups black chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS

  • Add your desired sweetener to taste
  • Top with almond butter, cinnamon, and seasonal berries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all the main ingredients to a plastic container and cover tightly. 
  2. Shake vigorously until there are no large lumps.
  3. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour. (For best results, shake the container again after about 10-15 minutes to avoid chia seeds from settling to the bottom)
  4. Serve chia pudding into a small jar or bowl and add toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: ½ cup

Amount per serving †
Calories 88 | Total Fat 5g | Saturated Fat .4g | Sodium 42mg | Potassium 65mg | Total Carbohydrate 5.7g | Dietary Fiber 4.7g | Sugars 0 | Protein 6.2g | Collagen peptides 5,000mg | Hyaluronic Acid 36mg 

Percent Daily Values *
Vitamin A  4% | Vitamin D 9% | Vitamin C 41% | Calcium 9% | Iron 6% | Riboflavin 9% | Magnesium 14% | Vitamin B12 18% | Vitamin E 18% | Zinc  4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

† Values based on main ingredient content only.

Cites and References

  1. Ellis, Samantha R et al. “The Skin and Gut Microbiome and Its Role in Common Dermatologic Conditions.” Microorganisms vol. 7,11 550. 11 Nov. 2019, doi:10.3390/microorganisms7110550 
  2. Salem, Iman et al. “The Gut Microbiome as a Major Regulator of the Gut-Skin Axis.” Frontiers in microbiology vol. 9 1459. 10 Jul. 2018, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.01459
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