Prot: 16 g, Carbs: 10 g, Fat: 9 g, Cal: 177 (with banana protein powder)
Prot: 17 g, Carbs: 18 g, Fat: 9 g, Cal: 215 (with unflavored protein powder and freeze-dried bananas)

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The team at Quest Nutrition was kind enough to send over some of their new Banana Cream protein powder, and I was excited to turn it into pudding! This Banana Chia Protein Pudding is delicious!

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The Banana Cream protein powder has a little sucralose in it (it is the only artificial ingredient), so I’m also including a way to make an all-natural version using their unflavored Multi-Purpose protein powder. I used freeze-dried bananas and stevia to mimic the Banana Cream flavor. Fresh banana should also work, but it may oxidize and turn your pudding a bit more brown.

Either way, you must give this Banana Chia Protein Pudding a try! So good!

And you can buy the Multi-Purpose powder and freeze-dried bananas at Vitacost, with $10 off your first order of $30+ by shopping through this link: goo.gl/uxKkfR

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Banana Chia Protein Pudding
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: ½ recipe
  • Calories: 177
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 16g
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Makes 2 servings.
Ingredients
With Banana Cream protein powder:
With all-natural unflavored Multi-Purpose protein powder:
Instructions
  1. Put chia seeds in a bowl or food storage container. Set aside.
  2. Blend milk, protein powder, stevia, and freeze-dried bananas (if using them).
  3. Pour protein shake over chia seeds, and stir well.
  4. Let mixture sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so to keep the seeds from clumping up.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
The macros for the all-natural version are:
Prot: 17g, Carbs: 18g (9g fiber, 8g sugar), Fat: 9g, Cal: 215

A note about substitutions: This recipe should also work with whey protein powders. Pea protein might also be ok, but you may need additional liquid. Rice protein would be too grainy and is not recommended. Any milk can substitute the almond-coconut milk.