Zesty Lemon Chia Pudding


Zesty Lemon Chia Pudding

This creamy, luscious mousse is secretly healthy and packs some serious protein with every bite. You're going to love this easy lemon recipe when you're craving something sweet. That's because although this protein mousse is healthy and packed with good for you ingredients, it also tastes like an absolute dream.
Although its called a pudding, it makes a perfect breakfast with the creamy blend of coconut, lemon, and chia to give you a morning boost! It’s an easy make-ahead breakfast that’s packed with protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids and an easy way to up your daily protein intake in a totally enjoyable way.
Creamy, rich, smooth and mousse like, it's your new favourite dessert. After trying it, I've made it countless times and I love having it on hand in the fridge when I have a craving for a ‘lil something’.   
It can be made as indulgent or healthy as you like! Topping it with whipped coconut cream will make it feel and taste so indulgent, you'll be left wondering how this is actually healthy. But it is and it's incredible!
In my mind,coconut and lemon are the perfect pairing. The shredded coconut and coconut milk provide a slightly nutty flavor, while the lemon makes the chia pudding perfectly tart. When we sweeten it with honey it makes it even more delicious!
I love having chia pudding prepared ahead of the week for a quick and easy snack, or even as a breakfast option paired with some granola and fruit.
Its a wicked way to gain a burst of energy first thing in the morning or throughout the day!
If you’ve never made chia pudding before, the chia seeds gel up when setting in liquid (coconut milk for this recipe) and hold up to 10 times their weight in liquid! This makes them the perfect texture for pudding. Chia pudding is one of my all time favorite snacks  - sweet, tangy and healthy!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword healthy lemon chia breakfast, lemon chia mouse, lemon protein dessert, zesty lemon protein pudding
Servings 1


  • 1 cup full-fat, canned coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 serving collagen or protein powder


  • Whipped coconut cream - recipe link below in notes
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Lemon zest


  • Mix together the pudding ingredients in a mason jar or a container with a sealable lid until they are well mixed. Set it in the fridge to thicken for about 20 minutes.
    After 20 minutes, remove from the fridge and whisk again. This step is super important to prevent the chia seeds from all clumping together!
    Remove the pudding from the refrigerator. Top with the optional whipped cream, then sprinkle on the coconut and lemon zest.
    Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
    Prep Ahead Chia Pudding Toppings & Add-Ins
    To boost the nutrition and health benefits of this chia seed pudding recipe, consider adding any of these nutrient-packed ingredients as toppings or stir-ins:
    Nuts & seeds
    Hemp hearts (for extra protein & omega-3s)
    Pumpkin seeds
    Coconut flakes
    Nut or seed butter (peanut or almond butter)
    Spices & seasonings


Add even more nutrition and healthy qualities to this recipe and many other dishes with nutrient-dense, fluffy, delicious, whipped coconut cream. Packed with healthy fats, tons of other good stuff and amazing flavour to help support a healthy, fit body.
Go here for the simple recipe:  Whipped Coconut Cream
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