Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding
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Makes about 3 cups (2 servings).
Serves: 2
  1. Put chia seeds in a bowl or food storage container.
  2. Blend almond butter and water until combined to make a quick almond milk (or use prepackaged almond milk).
  3. Add vanilla extract, chocolate whey powder, and salt. Blend until combined.
  4. Pour mixture over chia seeds, and stir.
  5. 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).
  6. Refrigerate and enjoy!
A note about substitutions: You can substitute chocolate 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. If you want to make the recipe nut-free, you can use a tablespoon of coconut butter to make the nut milk, or use 1½ cups coconut milk.
Also, almond butter can be made by processing almonds in a food processor.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: about 1½ cups Calories: 289 Fat: 17g Carbohydrates: 17g Sugar: 1g Fiber: 14g Protein: 18g
Recipe by Andréa's Protein Cakery at