Vanilla Protein Pudding

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Vanilla Protein Pudding

High protein desserts have become very popular lately,and with good reason as one of the main principles of healthy eating is learning which foods help fill you up without overeating.
Protein-rich foods help you feel fuller because they take longer to digest than other nutrients.
This is a REALLY important technique for combatting mid-afternoon or evening binge sessions or sugar cravings, especially if you live an active lifestyle. A lot of people feel hungry and tired at this point in the day because they haven’t eaten enough protein at breakfast and lunch.
Aiming for an adequate serve of a quality protein-rich food at every meal, especially for breakfast and lunch, will keep you in much better control of your appetite. You will also feel less inclined to tuck into an unhealthy snack late in the afternoon.
Long term, you are better off eating more good-quality food like healthy carbohydrate sources and good sources of protein, than skimping on these healthy foods only to overeat unhelpful (high sugar, high processed) foods later on.
I love this high protein pudding recipe because it uses a full serving of protein powder which typically has around 30 grams of protein.  The addition of chia seeds gives some much needed fiber and is a great way to make our protein pudding nice and thick.
This is the low sugar, creamy vanilla protein pudding recipe you have been looking for! Its a healthy snack that is thick so it sticks with you for a while, only uses 6 ingredients and can be ready in just a few minutes!
One recommendation I always give as a fitness professional is to try and get at least 25-30g of protein at every meal - and yes, that includes breakfast! In fact, spreading protein intake throughout the day allows our body to utilize it most efficiently.
With that said, I totally get that people struggle with protein at breakfast. I get asked all the time for high protein breakfasts that aren't eggs, and some of my faves are smoothie bowls, cottage cheese avocado toast and high protein oatmeal.
But this protein pudding has been one of my all-time favourites for about eight years now. It’s truly the best snack and if you are looking for something new, this vanilla protein pudding is pretty delicious and such an easy way to bump up your intake for the day.
It also makes it easier to boost your intake when your protein-rich creation tastes like a fabulous dessert.
Hands down, this simple easy to make pudding is the secret to helping you stay energized, enjoy what you eat, and meet your fitness and wellness goals.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Healthy Clean Eating
Keyword banana protein pudding, clean eating breakfast, clean eating dessert or snack, healthy protein pudding, vanilla protein pudding recipe
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 scoop (2 tbsp) protein or collagen powder of choice
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender jar or magic bullet, making sure to add the liquid first. Blend until the chia seeds are completely blended and a thick mixture forms.
    Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes (or overnight) to allow the chia seeds to expand and the pudding to thicken.
    When ready to serve, top with your favourite toppings
    Toppings
    My absolute fave topping – a dollop of whipped coconut cream (recipe below in notes).
    Other tasty add-ins or toppings are:
    Chopped nuts
    Fresh fruit
    Chocolate chips
    Shredded coconut
    Swirled peanut butter
    Seeds – hemp, sunflower, pumpkin

Notes

Add even more nutrition and healthy qualities to many other dishes with nutrient-dense, fluffy, delicious, whipped coconut cream. Packed with healthy fats, tons of other good stuff and amazing flavour to help support a healthy, fit body.
Go here for the simple recipe:  Whipped Coconut Cream
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