Chia Seed Pudding Cups 3-Ways | Easy Summer Recipe

I'm always looking for easy-peezy summertime snacks and although summer is coming to an end, August is typically the hottest month of the year. (Hey hot August nights!) So with all the end of the season traveling and last minute camping trips that are bound to happen, I wanted to make a recipe for you guys that would be super quick to whip up and delicious to eat regardless of what temperature it is outside. These protein powerhouses pack a powerful punch and with a small ice pack can literally be taken anywhere on the go. I feel like summer flew by and I would like to start over please. Who's with me? Can we go back to June?

I have been spending as much time as possible outdoors. If I had the option of staying in vs. being outside, I choose outside, because I feel free outside. I don't have the literal "walls are closing in on me" feeling when I'm outside running, kayaking, or playing in the sand building sand castles like my 5-year-old self. There is a strong sense of freedom that comes along with being outdoors and I'm sure it's connected to my anxiety. The more I'm outdoors, the better off I feel. That is part of the reason why we've been building a deck. It's a slow and steady process that is taking some time, but I love building stuff. I love the thrill of the beginning of something and watching it evolve and morph into something else is really cool. Building stuff is in my family, my dad is a carpenter and my Grandfather on my dad's side built houses for a living. How neat is it to say you made something with your bare hands? I suppose that's why I love creating recipes and cooking for people. I get to make delicious foods and watch people grin ear to ear, it's truly the best feeling. 

These delicious chia seed pudding cups can be made with all kinds of goodies. I made three different kinds and used what I had on hand, and you can swap any ingredients to your liking. 

The first variation is Passionfruit made with Vital Proteins Lavender Lemon Collagen Beauty Water and the lavender gives it a nice relaxing, calming scent to it. Perfect for busy mornings on the go. 

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Passionfruit Chia Seed Pudding Cups
These easy Chia Seed Pudding Cups can be made anytime and are great for on-the-go fun!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Raw Honey
  • 1-quarter of a cup Manilla Mango Slices
  • 1/2 cup Organic Blueberries
  • for garnish Organic Raspberries
  • for garnish Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
Instructions
Blend chia seeds, honey, and almond/coconut milk together in a blender on high for 1-minute until smooth. Add chia seed mixture to glass pudding cupsTop with mango slices, blueberries, and raspberries Add shredded coconut for garnishPut in fridge for 4-6 hours, or overnight.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 5 servings

The second variation is Banana Bliss made with Vital Proteins Banana Whey Protein Powder and is wonderful as a dessert and great for kiddos! 

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Banana Bliss
These easy Chia Seed Pudding Cups can be made anytime and are great for on-the-go fun!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Raw Honey
  • for garnish Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Organic Banana Slices
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Organic Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Banana Whey Protein Powder
Instructions
Blend chia seeds, honey, vanilla extract, and almond/coconut milk together in a blender on high for 1-minute until smooth. Add chia seed mixture to glass pudding cupsTop with banana slices and unsweetened dark chocolate chips Add cinnamon for garnishPut in fridge for 4-6 hours, or overnight.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 5 servings

The third variation is Strawberry Turmeric Delight also made with Vital Proteins Lavender Lemon Collagen Beauty Water and is awesome for those early mornings when you need an extra kick! The espresso shot also gives you an extra added boost of antioxidants and this works as a great lunch option too. 

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Strawberry Turmeric Delight!
These easy Chia Seed Pudding Cups can be made anytime and are great for on-the-go fun!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk
  • for garnish Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1-quarter cup Organic Turmeric
  • 1-shot Organic Espresso
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Lavender Lemon Collagen Beauty Water
  • 1-dash Organic Cacao Powder
Instructions
Blend chia seeds, unsweetened almond/coconut milk, vanilla extract, espresso, and lavender beauty water on high in the blender for 1-minute. Add chia seed mixture to glass pudding cupsAdd strawberry slices and turmeric Add cinnamon and unsweetened shredded coconut for garnishPut in fridge for 4-6 hours, or overnight.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 5 servings

What are the easy end-of-summer recipes you guys making this month? Comment below and tell me your favorite ways to fuel up for a day of fun out in the sun! 

I'm off to go enjoy one of these delicious Chia Seed Pudding cups right now before I jaunt off to Ikea for a Fall living room update!

There is a giveaway happening with my pals from Vital Proteins, go enter on my Instagram @FittyFoodlicious to win a tub of their Lavender Lemon Collagen Beauty Water. The giveaway will be live until August 14, 2017, U.S and Canada residents only. Good luck beauties!