Prot: 20 g, Carbs: 19 g, Fat: 18 g, Cal: 321

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I’ve been dreaming of everything tropical lately, and this Coconut Chia Protein Pudding is the perfect tropical treat!

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The Vitamin Shoppe’s True Athlete all-natural vanilla whey protein powder gives the pudding a very creamy, indulgent feel. Every time I stirred it (and then licked the spoon) I thought to myself, “Wow. This is so creamy!” The pudding reminded me of a thick, creamy tropical drink you’d get on the beach in the Caribbean. So I’m officially a fan of the True Athlete line!

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This recipe is similar to those for my Chia Protein Pudding and Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding, only that instead of cashews or almonds, this recipe uses coconut butter. And I’ve chosen to use the white chia seeds here for aesthetics, although black would work just as well in the recipe.

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This Coconut Chia Protein Pudding is delicious with pineapple, too! But I would stick to small pineapple pieces so you don’t lose the delicious coconut flavor of the pudding.

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Bring yourself to a tropical place with this Coconut Chia Protein Pudding!


Coconut Chia Protein Pudding
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: ½ recipe
  • Calories: 321
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 20g
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Makes 2 servings.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend coconut butter, water, and whey protein until combined.
  2. Put chia seeds and shredded coconut in a small bowl or food storage container.
  3. Pour whey mixture over chia and coconut.
  4. Let pudding sit at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. If you can, stir every 10 minutes (this helps avoid clumps of chia seeds).
  5. Refrigerate and enjoy!
Notes
A note about substitutions: You can substitute vanilla casein protein powder for the whey, but you may need a little more water. I would not use vegan protein powders in this recipe because they would give a chalky consistency to the pudding.