Thin Mint Chia Seed Pudding

Thin Mint Chia Seed Pudding

Are you a lover of Thin Mint Cookies? Or, do you enjoy the refreshing taste of mint chocolate chip? Then, you will absolutely love my Thin Mint Chia Seed Pudding. This is Keto, Paleo, gluten and dairy free. Enjoy!

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I love making this or any of my overnight chia seed recipes for an easy breakfast. I simply meal prep this on a Sunday, and multiply the recipe for however many upcoming days I need it for. This overnight recipe takes the guess work out of what you will serve for breakfast, and it sets itself. Just dump the ingredients into a bowl, whisk, and then it does it’s magic as it sits in the refrigerator. Breakfast doesn’t get any easier than that!

As I have mentioned before, I opt for a chocolate protein powder that has a collagen complex to it. I use Ancient Nutrition or Primal Kitchen chocolate collagen blends, which you can find in my “Shop” section, Amazon, or at your local Whole Foods store. Chia seeds are an amazing superfood that is rich in fiber, healthy fat, protein, calcium and manganese. Chia seeds also pack a punch with omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. All-in-all this dish is a well balanced breakfast that will keep you fueled throughout your morning and ready to tackle to day ahead. Enjoy!

Thin Mint Chia Seed Pudding

Mindful Living With Amanda
Keto, Paleo, Dairy & Gluten Free
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp chocolate protein powder I use Primal Kitchen or Ancient Nutrition Chocolate Collagen powders
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • Optional Toppings: additional cacao nibs, shredded coconut, freshly torn mint leaves, grain free granola

Instructions
 

  • whisk together all of the pudding ingredients, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours or overnight
  • mix prior to eating and top with additional cacao nibs, shredded coconut, fresh mint leaves, or grain free granola
Cold Brew Protein Smoothie Bowl

Cold Brew Protein Smoothie Bowl

Need a little bit of energy in the morning to tackle the day ahead, or a post workout smoothie? Then you will love this cold brew smoothie bowl that has a beautiful blend of chocolate and coffee. This is gluten free, dairy free, and it is paleo and Keto friendly.

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Sometimes after a morning workout I can’t decide what to have first. Do I grab the coffee, or make a smoothie? This smoothie bowl hits both spots, while only needing my effort to make one when I am in a pinch. I also love making this on the weekends when I have the luxury of time to sit down and enjoy a little treat to start my day.

I used Tone It Up protein powder for this bowl, but whatever chocolate protein powder you prefer will work. Just be mindful of the ingredients, because there are a lot of brands that use a substantial amount of unnecessary fillers. For the cold brew I sometimes grab one from the grocery store or make a quick cup of coffee the night before, and store it in a mason jar for the next day. Cheers to a good morning! It’s a good day, for a good day.

Cold Brew Protein Smoothie Bowl

Mindful Living With Amanda
Gluten & Dairy free, Paleo & Keto Friendly
Course Breakfast
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

Smoothie

  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1 scoop unflavored collagen peptides
  • 1/4 cup cold brew coffee
  • 1 tbsp nut butter

Toppings

  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 2 tsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the smoothie ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until combined. Depending on your protein powder portion you may need to add more water, however do so in small increments so it’s thick enough to eat with a spoon.
  • Pour the thickened smoothie into a bowl.
  • Top with banana slices, cacao nibs, hemp seeds and shredded coconut. I always add a drizzle more of nut butter on top, because, why not?