This chocolate chia protein pudding is so decadent! It’s one of my go-to breakfast meals, and always hits the spot. It’s an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber to keep you not only satisfied, but satiated. Overall, it’s a great way to start your day!
When it comes to protein powders, the PurePaleo from Designs for Health is by far my favorite for taste, clean ingredients, and source of protein. If you need help choosing a quality protein powder, you might find this article helpful! I like this one because it’s sweetened with stevia, so it’s low-carb and won’t spike blood sugar. It’s straight up delicious in my book!
Otherwise if you want to try this one that I use, you can click on the protein powder and you’ll be taken to our secure online supplement store where you can purchase it. You will first be prompted to create an account for secure ordering.
I’ve tried many dairy-free yogurts, but this one by Harmless Harvest is hands down the best. It’s so creamy and thick!
Other options that I have used and like include SoDelicious brand unsweetened coconut yogurt, Kite Hill unsweetened yogurt (which I believe is almond based), and Trader Joe’s coconut cashew unsweetened yogurt.
These are just my favorites, but feel free to use whatever unsweetened yogurt you like best!
I like the little bit of crunch that the granola adds to this dish! I choose a grain-free option as they tend to be less carb heavy.
A few examples of options I like and use frequently include the Trader Joe’s Grain-Free Granola, the Purely Elizabeth Grain-Free Vanilla Almond Butter, and the NuTrail Blueberry Cinnamon Low-Carb Keto Nut Granola.
The blueberries, chia seeds, and grain-free granola contain fiber, however, I like to add more fiber to really support my gut microbiome (which supports so many aspects of our health!).
I alternate between using Acacia fiber and Inulin fiber. Again, feel free to swap this with your favorite high quality fiber powder if you’d like! You can also just omit the additional fiber if you don’t have any on-hand.
Choose organic ingredients whenever available and possible for the healthiest version of this yummy dish!
The protein powder that I use is chocolate flavored, however, I like this dish a little extra chocolate-y! Just know it’s not totally necessary to add the extra 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder if you already are using a chocolate protein powder. Maybe do a taste test without it and add it if you want a little deeper chocolate flavor 🙂
Feel free to swap the blueberries for another type of berry, or add other toppings to make this dish your own! It’s not just a great breakfast, it makes a great snack or even a delicious dessert! Enjoy!
Ingredients You can get on amazon
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Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding
- 1/2 cup Plain Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt (my favorite is Harmless Harvest brand)
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Milk (canned, full fat)
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 serving Chocolate Protein Powder (see above for the protein powder I use)
- 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Acacia Fiber (optional) (can use inulin fiber instead)
- 2 Tbsp Grain-free Granola (optional)(see above for brands I like)(can use chopped nuts instead)
- 1/2 cup Blueberries (any type of berry would be great in this dish)
- 2 Tbsp Ground organic flaxseeds (optional)
- Add all ingredients except the granola and berries to a medium bowl and stir to mix well.
- Add the blueberries and granola and stir to combine.
- Enjoy this delicious dish!