Protein Pudding


Easy protein packed pudding treat to enjoy with any meal or as a quick creamy chocolate dessert

Simple 3 ingredient chocolate protein pudding designed to be satisfying and creamy without using bananas or chia seeds!

When I have a sweet tooth, this chocolate pudding is my go-to recipe. Other easy desserts that you can make up in a snap are this 3 ingredient berry fool and my favorite keto mug cake.

Fuel up with a thick, creamy chocolate protein pudding. Made with low carb and dairy free ingredients like chocolate protein powder and avocados, this silky protein pudding can be enjoyed with a meal or as a dessert. Only 3 ingredients are needed to make a thick pudding consistency and we don’t even need the chia seeds! It makes a great alternative to chia seed protein pudding. 

To achieve the ultimate fudgy flavor with a hint of cinnamon, I partnered with Earth Echo and used Cacao Bliss in my protein pudding. Cacao Bliss is a raw cacao powder superfood blend. It has superfoods like turmeric, Himalayan salt and cinnamon. It is slightly sweetened with monk fruit. 

How to make protein pudding

  1. Add ½ avocado to a mini food processor or blender.
  2. Pour in nut milk, a scoop of low carb protein powder and a scoop of Cacao Bliss. 
  3. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

ingredients for pudding - nut milk, a sliced avocado, scoop of protein powder

Key ingredients

  • Avocado – makes the pudding creamy and thick without having to use a thickener like xanthan gum, chia seeds or a banana (which is loaded with sugar)
  • Nut milk – use your favorite nut milk to thin out the pudding. My favorite is macadamia nut milk, but almond milk, coconut milk or pili nut milk will work too. Greek yogurt can also be used in this recipe. Although if you are making vegan pudding, then use a nut milk. 
  • Protein powder – look for a protein powder with minimal fillers and low in carbs. Some protein powders can contain lots of sugar to make them more palatable. If you only have vanilla protein powder, you can make chocolate pudding by adding in 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. For additional sweetness, just add a drizzle of maple syrup. For a high protein pudding, add two scoops of protein powder. 
  • Cacao Bliss – added for a rich chocolate flavor and to add extra superfoods to your diet. This is an optional ingredient. Use my code KETOFOCUS at checkout to try out Cacao Bliss and get 15% off your order! 
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Protein Pudding Ingredients

Protein Pudding Directions

  • Protein Pudding
  • a bowl of creamy chocolate pudding topped with fresh raspberries

    Can you use a whey protein powder?

    You can use any type of protein powder to make your creamy pudding. Whey protein powder, pea protein powder, or any type of plant based protein powders can be used in this recipe. The protein powder doesn’t affect the consistency of the pudding.

    How much is one scoop of protein powder?

    This depends on the brand of protein powder you use but generally one scoop is protein powder is equivalent to about 1/4 cup of protein powder.

    a bowl of chocolate pudding next to mint leaves, raspberries and a creamer container

    Can I make other flavors?

    Yes! You can use any flavor of protein powder in this recipe to produce other pudding flavors like vanilla, salted caramel, and coffee. It really just depends on the flavor of protein powder you use. Remember to use a low carb or zero carb protein powder if keeping under a certain amount of carbohydrates is important to you.

    Can I make the pudding thicker?

    If you still find this avocado pudding to be on the thin side, there are a couple of things you can do to make the pudding thicker.

    1. Use less liquid. Cut the nut milk down to 2-4 tablespoons instead of 1/3 cup.
    2. Add more avocado. Use 1 whole avocado instead of 1/2.
    3. Add chia seeds. Blending up chia seeds will help absorb the liquid creating a super thick pudding.
    4. Use greek yogurt. Instead of almond milk or other nut milk, use greek yogurt for a thicker protein pudding.

    How to store protein pudding?

    I like to double or triple the protein powder pudding recipe and store in the refrigerator to have throughout the week. It will keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or you can freeze it in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 1-2 months.

    Protein Pudding: FAQS

    What toppings can I add to protein pudding?

    Try drizzling peanut butter or maple syrup (sugar free) on top. Shredded coconut flakes and chocolate chips are also delicious options and add crunch to your pudding.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Protein Pudding

    Servings: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 247
    Fat 13.5g
    Protein 26.8g
    Total Carbs 7.4g
    Net Carbs 1g

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    1 Comment

      1. If you are using chocolate protein powder, you don’t have to replace the Cacao Bliss with anything. If you mix it and find that the pudding isn’t as chocolaty as you would like, then add in a 1/2-1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. You may need to add some sugar-free sweetener to counteract that bitterness though.

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