15-Minute Protein Chia Seed Cereal

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The viral chia seed cereal, only with a scoop of protein! Makes a great high protein breakfast or snack, just 4 ingredients, 15 minutes!

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15-Minute Protein Chia Seed Cereal

Thanks to Kim Kardashian, the viral chia seed cereal has been all over the internet. It’s very similar to chia pudding, only not as thick, and you don’t have to wait overnight for the seeds to plump up. I love chia pudding, like my Mango Coconut Chia Pudding, so I knew I would love this chia cereal. I add protein powder to keep me fuller longer, and it’s was perfect. I’m hooked, I’ve been making it all week! If you want to see how to make chia cereal, watch my video here.


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Top off this healthy chia seed cereal with fresh berries, which really hits the spot. I love that it’s not just high protein but also high in fiber, omega-3s, and more! Plus, it’s easy to make with only four ingredients.

Are chia seeds high in protein?

Yes, chia seeds are a good source of protein, with two tablespoons containing four grams. When you add a scoop of protein powder, this chia seed cereal clocks in at 29 grams of protein for one serving.

Can I mix protein powder with chia seeds?

Yes, protein powder mixes well with chia seed cereal. I used one scoop of vanilla protein powder, Orgain, but feel free to use whichever brand you like.

Chia Seed Cereal Meal Prep

If you’d like to double or triple this chia seed recipe, go for it! It’s easy to prep ahead so that you don’t have to wait 15 minutes for the seeds to plump up every morning.


  • Protein: Choose a different flavor of protein powder for your chia cereal. Chocolate would also be yummy.
  • Fruit: Swap the mixed berries for a different kind of fruit, like mango or pineapple.

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Protein Chia Seed Cereal

318 Cals 29 Protein 30 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
refrigeration time: 15 mins
Total Time: 17 mins
Yield: 1 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Snack
CUISINE: American
The viral chia seed cereal only with protein!


  • 1 cup almond or any milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup berries like raspberries and blackberries


  • Mix the milk and protein powder with a frother or in a blender.
    protein powder
  • Stir in chia seeds and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • Top with berries and enjoy!


Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 318kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 380mg, Fiber: 15g, Sugar: 6g
Keywords: chia cereal, high protein breakfast, high protein snack, recipes with chia seeds

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  1. I liked the photo of this, but I swapped milk and protein powder with plain cottage cheese. It’s high in protein and tastes so natural. Berries and chia seeds made it look as a dessert. Thank you Gina for these recipes, they are so healthy, easy and look wonderful

  2. I will try know
    How to the test
    How many times a day
    Or breakfast only

  3. All I got was a cup of 2% milk with chia seed floating in it after about 45 minutes. Maybe I have old chia seeds?

  4. Just wondering, your Orgain protein powder link goes to Clean simple Eats protein powder. I’m assuming they are not the same? You prefer the Orgain vanilla?

  5. This is a perfect choice to add to my breakfast routine. Delicious! I used “Just Ingredients” vanilla protein powder and frozen berries and could not be better. Thanks Gina!

  6. I am a healthy 81 year old Grandfather, my grandchildren look for me to set an example of how to lead them to a healthy lifestyle. Your article will be my pleasure to introduce to all of my Lovely Healthy Grandchildren. Thank You.