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Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

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Feast your eyes on the best Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding you have ever eaten! This healthy breakfast is full of protein, and you can swap the toppings any way you like! 

As a busy mom, I know it can be hard to try to get all of your protein in on a daily basis, especially starting with breakfast. In the mornings, I enjoy my coffee and quiet time, so by the time the baby gets up our day is starting, and I still haven’t eaten breakfast! Sound familiar? 

It also doesn’t help if you aren’t really a bacon and eggs kind of person, but like sweets instead. 

So I decided to create a protein-packed breakfast that tastes like dessert and doesn’t take long to prepare! Chocolate chia protein pudding is also great for kids, and they will fall in love with the chocolatey flavor! 

Okay, so maybe it’s not just for breakfast! Chia protein pudding makes for a great snack and even dessert!

If you are into making homemade protein shakes (which are also great for on-the-go breakfasts and snacks), you will want to check out 17 of the BEST Dairy Free Protein Shakes!

Ingredients for Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding 

unsweetened cocoa powder

pure maple syrup – you could also swap this for honey instead if needed! 

pure vanilla extract

salt

chocolate protein powder – choose your favorite! Orgain has a chocolate blend that is delicious and it’s super healthy! 

unsweetened almond milk

nonfat plain Greek yogurt

chia seeds

How to Make Chia Chocolate Protein Pudding 

Grab a medium mixing bowl and sift your cocoa powder. 

Whisk in the vanilla, salt, maple syrup, and chocolate protein powder. By the end, your mixture should look like fudge sauce but it definitely starts out dry. 

Pour just a little milk in and stir until a paste forms (as if you are making gravy). Gradually add in the remaining milk and stir until it’s smooth and creamy. 

Next add the greek yogurt and mix until combined. 

Toss in the chia seeds and whisk! 

Now cover the bowl with some type of plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. You can also leave it in there overnight before serving, so great for making breakfast ahead of time. 

If at all possible, about 30  minutes before you are ready to eat, give the pudding a stir to help the chia seeds even out. 

Just before scooping, stir once more and enjoy with your fav toppings! 

Topping Variations 

  • Greek yogurt
  • Berries
  • Nut butter
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate chips
  • Fresh fruit
  • Seeds 
  • Coconut

Meal Prepping Protein Chia Pudding 

This recipe is super easy to prepare meals, and I highly recommend you do! When we have meals ready to go it’s so much easier to stay on track with healthy eating habits. 

overview of chocolate chia protein Pudding with raspberries on top

Portion out the protein pudding with chia seeds into small glass jars and keep them in the fridge for the rest of the week. It will stay fresh for 4 days after you make it initially. 

Head over to Instagram and tag me so I can share to my stories what you think and what toppings you are adding! 

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finished product of chocolate chia protein pudding in glass dishes with raspberries on top

Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

Feast your eyes on the best Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding you have ever eaten! The flavor is amazing, full of protein, and you can swap the toppings any way you like!
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Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Sift cocoa powder into a medium mixing bowl to remove any lumps. Don’t skip this step unless you want lumps in your pudding 🙂
  • Add the maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and protein powder. Whisk slowly to combine. The mixture will be dry at first. Keep stirring and it will eventually resemble fudge sauce.
  • Pour in a few splashes of milk and stir gently to create a paste (this will help prevent lumps from forming). Slowly add the rest of the milk, and whisk until smooth.
  • Whisk in the Greek yogurt until smooth.
  • Add chia seeds and whisk to combine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. If available, give it a stir about 30 minutes in to make sure the chia seeds stay evenly distributed.
  • Once set, stir the pudding once more and scoop out your desired portion. Enjoy with any toppings.
  • *You can also portion the mix into jars and store them in the refrigerator for 4 additional days.
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