This vegan Cacao chia protein pudding recipe is the perfect indulgent-feeling breakfast or snack, which packs in 13g of plant protein and only 229 calories per serving. Raw cacao adds a lovely richness, while still offering up plenty of benefits of its own. We’ve added our Naked protein powder to the recipe for an extra boost of protein, but it’s just as good without.
The best thing about this recipe is that you only need six simple store cupboard ingredients and a few minutes to whip it up. It’ll last in the fridge for a few days, too, providing you don’t keep heading to the fridge with a spoon!
What are the benefits of chia seeds?
We’re big fans of chia seeds. These super seeds have been used for centuries, and for good reason. Chia seeds are an unbelievably versatile ingredient and they’re jam packed with nutrients, too, making them a great choice for breakfasts or snacks. Loaded with antioxidants, rich in healthy fats, high in fibre, they’re also a good source of protein.
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See below for the full recipe.
Ingredients for Cacao chia protein pudding:
- 24g raw cacao powder
- 33g naked protein powder
- 50ml sweetener of your choice (we used agave syrup)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 400ml organic oat milk
- 96g chia seeds
- Cherries to serve
Time: 10 minutes
Nutrition (per serving) based on 4 serves
- Calories: 229kcals
- Protein: 13g
- Sugar: 13g (with agave)
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Fibre: 11g
Cacao Chia Pudding with Protein Method:
- Pop the cacao powder and Naked protein powder into a bowl and add a sprinkle of sea salt
- Add your vanilla extract and sweetener of your choice
- Give it a quick stir before adding a small amount of oat milk. Stir until it’s all combined and then continue to slowly stir in your oat milk until you get a nice glossy mixture
- Finally, stir in your chia seeds until nicely combined, cover and pop in the fridge to firm up – leave overnight if you prefer
- Once the chia seeds have absorbed all of the liquid, portion up and top with your favourite fruit – we opted for cherries as they’re in season right now – and a hearty dollop of your favourite dairy-free yoghurt. Enjoy.
Top tip: you can add extra oat milk to loosen the mixture up slightly, depending on the texture you prefer.