Eating clean and healthy usually means giving up treats and dessert but not when it comes to this Chia Protein Pudding. Full of protein, calcium, fiber and topped with any of your favourite fresh fruits, there is nothing sinful about this simple recipe for Chia Protein Pudding except the taste.
Best of all, you only need 3 ingredients. Chia seeds, milk (of your choice – dairy or non dairy) and Boomer Nutrition Protein Powder. It really is that simple. It can be made super fruity or deep and chocolatey, the choice is yours. Protein powder is not just for smoothies you know!
With over 30 grams of protein, this Chia Protein Pudding even makes a great breakfast since the Chia seeds are also high in fibre, calcium and magnesium in addition to protein. Chia seeds are easy to digest so no need to blend or puree them first.
Give these two basic recipes for Chia Protein Pudding a try (1 chocolate ad 1 vanilla) and then get creative with the flavour combinations below to make this simple pudding a dessert masterpiece.
Easy Chia Protein Pudding Recipe
1 cup milk (dairy or non dairy – vanilla, coconut or almond – mix it up)
1 scoop Boomer Nutrition Protein Powder*
*Use Vanilla Protein Powder for Vanilla Pudding or
*Use Chocolate Protein Powder for Chocolate Pudding
3tbsp Chia Seeds
Combine milk and Boomer Nutrition Protein Powder in a shaker cup or blender first and then whisk or stir in chai seeds for best results. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight to let the chia seeds set.
Top with or mix in any flour combination below for a protein packed dessert or even a post workout re fuel. *Pudding will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Chia Protein Pudding Toppings
Keep it simple with fresh or frozen berries or spice it up with cinnamon or orange zest. Something for every mood and taste bud. There is no need for added sweeteners using the above recipe, but sometimes a hint of honey or swirl of chocolate sauce is fun just because. And add your own flare by topping with granola, almonds, pumpkin seeds or coconut flakes, maybe add dried fruit before the pudding sets if you don’t have any fresh or frozen on hand. Get create and enjoy dessert again.
Using Boomer Nutrition Vanilla Protein Powder
Vanilla Blueberry Almond
Replace the milk with almond milk and top with blueberries and slivered almonds.
Vanilla Strawberry Banana
Top with fresh or frozen strawberries and fresh banana slices
Vanilla Very Berry
Top with fresh or frozen blueberries and raspberries
Vanilla Peanut Butter & Jelly
Add a spoonful of natural nut butter and your favorite jam before adding chia seeds and then let set.
Add 1 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of cardamon before letting the pudding set for a spicy pudding.
Tropical Vanilla Pineapple & Mango
Add the tropics with fresh or frozen mango and pineapple on top and a sprinkle of coconut flakes for a throwback to a pina colada.
Frozen peaches make this taste a little like a creamsicle and very yummy.
Vanilla Cherry Swirl
Top with fresh or frozen cherries . . and maybe a swirl of chocolate sauce
Vanilla Orange Zest
Add 1/4c of orange juice prior to letting the pudding set and then add chunks of orange and maybe a drizzle of honey and few curls of orange zest.
Vanilla Apple Cinnamon
Mix 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tbsp of honey with apple slices over medium heat until apples are soft. Add to your chilled chia protein pudding for a nice apple spice dessert.
Vanilla Lemon Pie
Adding 1/4 c lemon juice to the mix before letting the pudding set and toping with lemon zest and a drizzle of honey almost turns this chia protein pudding into a perfect yummy pie filling.
Vanilla Pecan Pie
Bring 2 tbsp of maple syrup to a boil, add 1/2 cup chopped pecans and remove from heat. Let cool and then top your Vanilla Chia Protein Pudding with pecan mix for a decadent dessert.
Using Boomer Nutrition Chocolate Protein Powder
Chocolate Mocha Coffee
Adding 1/4 cup of fresh brewed chilled coffee (decaf works too) to the mix before letting the pudding set adds a great coffee taste without all the caffeine. Maybe add a touch of honey or maple syrup if you usually put a sweetener in your coffee.
Simply top with fresh banana slices . .and maybe a few chocolate chips.
Some fruits are just meant for chocolate and strawberries is one of them.
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. Mix in your favourite nut butter before letting the pudding set and maybe top with a dollop of jam.
Adding raspberries on top of a rich chocolate pudding just makes sense. A swirl of chocolate sauce couldn’t hurt either.
Replace the milk in the recipe with almond milk and top with slivered almonds and maybe a few chocolate chips.
Chocolate Kick – add some Spice
Like it a bit spicy? Try adding 1 tsp of cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne to your pudding mixture before it has set for some added heat in your chai protein pudding.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Bring 2 tbsp of maple syrup to a boil, add 1/2 cup chopped pecans and remove from heat. Let cool and then top your Vanilla Chai Protein Pudding with pecan mix for a decadent dessert.
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