Protein is an essential breakfast ingredient

Serves: 3-4

Prep Time: 8 hours


  • ½ cup brewed coffee, chilled
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon chia seeds

For the toppings

  • sliced banana
  • some sort of paleo granola (or just chopped nuts)
  • my Raspberry Blueberry Jam
  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • other toppings that would be great: chocolate chips, fresh berries, chopped dates, or nut butters
  • almond milk


  1. Blend brewed coffee, almond milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, protein powder, cocoa powder and maple syrup in a blender.
  2. Place the blended mixture into a resealable large jar (or 2 smaller jars) then add chia seeds. Seal jar and shake. Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 3+ hours.*
  3. Pour chia seeds in a shallow bowl. (I heated mine up in the microwave for about 30 seconds because I wanted that warm porridge feel – but you don’t have to heat yours up if you don’t prefer) and top with banana, granola, jam, coconut flakes and almond milk.

Notes from Juli:
*When I make chia seed pudding, I find that after I shake it then put it in the fridge for 1 hour, if I go back and shake it once more, it doesn’t separate into a gelatinous mixture.

Recipe by: Juli at