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a small jar filled with chocolate chia pudding and topped with raspberries and cacao nibs
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Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

Easy, delicious recipe for Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding made with chia seeds and natural chocolate whey protein.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Andréa

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put chia seeds in a bowl or food storage container, set aside.
  • Blend the almond milk, vanilla extract, chocolate whey powder, and salt until combined.
  • Pour mixture over chia seeds, and stir.
  • 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).
  • Refrigerate and enjoy!

Notes

I like whey protein here because it is smoother and tastes better than vegan protein powder (in my opinion), but you can also used plant-based protein powder here. I would go with a pea protein blend that you enjoy as a shake. For me, that is this Orgain protein powder.
If you have a whey/casein blend on hand like Quest protein powder or PEScience Select, these will also work. You may need extra almond milk, however, as the casein will thicken the pudding more than using just whey.
Switching up the flavor is easy in this recipe! Just swap out the chocolate protein for another flavor. This strawberry whey protein would be great, and I would top the pudding with fresh strawberries. This vanilla cinnamon whey protein would be great as well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 recipe | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbohydrates: 3g