I love this pudding for a bunch of reasons:
1) It’s uber-easy to make
2) It’s raw
3) It's vegan
4) Tastes great
5) Packed with nutrients
6) If you add protein powder makes for a perfect post-workout food
I'm positive that after reading this list you’ll be convinced to give it a try. You honestly should, because it’s really worth it.
Just five ingredients: bananas, unsweetened cocoa powder, chia seeds, vegan milk and protein powder (if you feel like).
It takes less than five minutes to "assemble". I like to make it before going to training so that it’s ready by the time I got back home. It’s a great substitute for the post-workout protein smoothie but can also be served to your guests as a sweet treat. And believe me no one would be able to guess that this awesome pudding is also so healthy!
Raw Chocolate Pudding Print this Recipe!
Few notes. I used vanilla soy milk which was great but I bet that any other milk will work just fine. If you want the texture of the pudding to be more soupy use 1 cup of milk. Also, to boost the protein charge of this pudding use 2 scoops instead of 1 of protein powder.
Makes two large servings
¾ cup / 175 ml almond, soy or hemp milk
½ cup frozen banana
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 scoop vegan protein powder (optional)
Place the frozen banana and milk into a high speed blender and give a few pulses until the banana is thoroughly blended.
Add the cocoa and the chia seeds. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture into a bowl (I like to use a jar) and mix well with the aid of a spoon. Add protein powder (if using) and mix well.
Let sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge (but if you have a couple of hours it’s even better).
One serving of this pudding (which is about half of what the whole recipe makes for) scores 150 calories with almost 17 grams of protein (if you're using protein powder), 21 grams of carbs, and around 4 grams of fat.