Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Protein Pudding

Do you ever get tired of the same old boring protein shake after working out? Looking for something a bit more exciting that will still fit your macros?

Well then, this chocolate chia protein pudding will be your new best friend! Not only is it a super quick and easy post-workout snack, it will keep you full for hours (thanks to those chia seeds) and it tastes amazing!

When it comes to my post workout snacks, they must meet the following two requirements:

1) They must taste amazing

2) They have to be quick and portable

If you’re like me and have to go straight to work after the gym, then you need something that is easy to prepare and pack with you. While I would love to be able to do home and use my blender to whip up a tasty shake, that’s not always an option.

Thinking of healthy snack ideas can sometimes be more difficult than cooking up an entire meal because *usually* you’re having them on the go.

My other favorite thing about this pudding is the fact that it’s low carb. You know what that means…. MORE carbs for me!!

As a result, you can have this pudding AND your carby carbs. Because, we all know carbs are important after that intense workout.

Currently, Peanut Butter Puffins are my post-workout crack of choice (just in case you were wondering). Don’t fear the carbs people, they’re your friend! 😉

Alright, so here’s the recipe. It’s just about the most simple pudding you’ll ever make! And if you’re in the need for some other healthy snack ideas, check out my Chickpea Poppers and Cookie Dough Protein Fudge.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Protein Pudding

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop (~34g) chocolate peanut butter protein powder (I used Trutein. plain chocolate works fine as well)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • stevia drops to taste (I used 4 drops chocolate stevia)
  • opt: 1 tbsp peanut flour for a more "peanuty" taste, dark chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in small glass container or cup (except chocolate shavings)
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30mins (or overnight) to allow the chia seeds to expand and thicken the mixture
  3. Enjoy! Optionally (but highly recommended), you may add some dark chocolate shavings on top!
  4. This should last 2-3 days covered in the fridge!

Notes

Nutritional Information: 200 cal, 6g fat, 10g carb, 29g protein

https://proshapefitness.com/2014/03/26/chocolate-peanut-butter-chia-protein-pudding/

 

About Melissa

Melissa Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In addition to in-person training, Melissa is the founder of ProShape Fitness -- a healthy living company, which specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for individuals who want to get back into shape and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

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