Chia seeds are high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. The coolest thing about them is that when added to liquid they absorb 27 times their weight in water and form a gel-like consistency! This quality makes them perfect for this pudding. I used the chia seeds in the chocolate base of this pudding, topped with a mint yogurt whip. This flavor combination will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth. Feel free to change up the flavor combinations on your own and add your favorite fruits, etc.
Typically when I write my recipes, I will just list a generic whey, casein or blended protein in the ingredients. However, every once in a while I come across a protein that I just can’t help but mention and Jamie Eason’s signature protein line has led me to do just that! Enjoy!
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MINT CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING
CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING
1 scoop Jamie Eason chocolate Whey Protein Isolate Shake, or whey isolate of choice
1 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. stevia (or your favorite sweetener, use more or less depending on desired sweetness)
3 TB Chia seeds
Pinch salt (optional)
1.25 cups unsweetened almond milk
MINT YOGURT TOPPING
2 scoops Jamie Eason vanilla Whey Protein Isolate Shake, or vanilla whey isolate of choice
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
A few drops peppermint extract
2-3 drops green food coloring (optional)
How to Prepare
1. Mix all chocolate pudding ingredients together.
2. In a separate bowl, mix all the mint yogurt ingredients together.
3. Layer chocolate chia seed pudding in clear glass (for visual purposes) or use any desired container, followed by the mint yogurt. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours (the longer the better, so overnight is great!) Dig in and enjoy!
Option: garnish with mint leaves if serving to guests for an added touch
Per serving (recipe serves 4): 215 calories, 27 grams protein, 11.5 grams carbohydrates (6.5 grams fiber), 7 grams fat
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.