This pumpkin chai chia breakfast pudding has all that you need for a healthy breakfast. It’s low carb, high fiber and has a little caffeine kick from the chai tea! And it’s only 3.7g net carbs per serving!
If you like chia pudding for breakfast try this low carb coffee or tea chia breakfast pudding.
I think you can see that I am on a chai seed pudding kick. Usually I like to eat it for a healthy dessert but since Fall is around the corner I thought I would breakfast out the pumpkin and tea and made this for breakfast. For me it’s the perfect breakfast: sweet, low carb, high fiber, caffeine, protein and even a does of veggies (pumpkin)! So I highly recommend this pumpkin chai chia breakfast pudding … give it a try!
Let’s talk about the chai tea
I just became an independent consultant for Steep Tea. I’ve been drinking it for 5 years and can’t say enough about the quality and taste of their loose leaf teas. And like my Torani syrups, I have ALOT of them. So I took out some of my chai loose leaf and brewed it for this recipe. If you are a tea lover like myself, please check out my Steeped Tea website!
Now let’s talk about chia seeds
Above you can see that I am soaking the chia seeds in some of the chai tea. This will give it all of those spices from the chai as well as the caffein from the tea. Chia seed will thicken with any liquid so I mixed the two and put this in the fridge the night before. You only need a few hours but I wanted it to be ready for breakfast.
Ingredients in this pumpkin chai chia breakfast pudding
- pumpkin: make sure to use pure canned pumpkin, no added sugar
- almond milk: use unsweetened almond milk for less carbs
- cream: you just need a bit of this so use heavy whipping cream
- chia seeds: you can find this just about anywhere nowadays
- protein powder: use a vanilla flavor such as Lite Protein Vanilla Cupcake
- chai tea: any chai tea will work, though I used this chai loose leaf
- sweetener: I just used the sweetness from the protein powder but add a bit of sweetener if you wish
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Pumpkin Chai Chia Breakfast Pudding Recipe
So you soak your chai seeds over night in the chai tea. The next morning, add in the rest of your ingredients and stir well. The seeds will be really thick and congealed so make sure you mix it well. This recipe is for 4 servings so you have breakfast for 4 days or as you see below it can be a dessert!
Chia Seed Pudding for dessert too!
Above you can see that I made this into a dessert simply by adding a some whipped cream. I was able to find some tasty coconut whipped cream at Fresh Market and it was really tasty! Of course it added a little more carbs but it was a yummy dessert. The nutritional for 1 serving (without the whipped coconut cream) is:
175 cals / 10.9g fat / 11.2g carb / 7.5g fiber / 8.8g protein = 3.7g net carbs
Pumpkin Chai Chia Breakfast Pudding
This pumpkin chai chia breakfast pudding has all that you need for a healthy breakfast. It's low carb, high fiber and has a little caffeine kick from the chai tea! And it's only 3.7g net carbs per serving!
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup chai tea
- 1/2 cup pure pumpkin (no added ingredients)
- 2 scoops vanilla protein (I used Lite Protein Vanilla Cupcake)
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup almond milk
- addition sweetener of choice to taste
Add chia seeds to chai tea. Mix well and refrigerate for a few hours or over night.
In a large bowl, add chia seeds, pumpkin, protein powder, almond milk and cream. Mix well with a whisk and then taste to see if you want more sweetness. I liked mine as is.
Divide into 4 jars and store in the refrigerator. You can also add a bit of whipped cream to make it into more of a dessert.
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