Black Forest Protein Chia Pudding

Today is National Black Forest Day, which is one of my favorite desserts! I came up with this recipe as healthy way to fix my black forest cake craving!

If you haven’t tried chia you should! Chia is very filling and full of Omega 3. ┬áThese Black Forest Chia Pudding recipes, protein version and non protein version, are great for breakfast, dessert, or after a workout.

 

Black Forest Protein Chia Pudding

3 TBSP organic chia seeds

1 1/4c almond or coconut milk, divided (used Silk Vanilla Almond Milk)

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder (used Vega One Chocolate)

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (used Vega One French Vanilla)

1c frozen dark pitted cherries, thawed

Optional: Chocolate shavings and or cherry for topping

 

Mix chia seeds and 3/4 cup of milk together and refrigerate overnight. The longer it sits the thicker it will get, I let mine sit overnight. You could let it sit less but it wait until it has soaked up most or all of the milk. Remove from refrigerator and add chocolate protein powder and additional 1/4 cup of milk. In a magic bullet or blender pulse cherries, don’t blend smooth, set aside. In a magic bullet or blender combine banana, 1/4 cup of milk, and vanilla protein powder to make the vanilla cream layer. Layer the chocolate chia pudding, vanilla cream, and cherriesor top chocolate chia pudding with cherries and vanilla cream. Top with optional chocolate shavings and cherry. Enjoy!

 

 

Black Forest Chia Pudding

Black Forest Chia Pudding (non protein version)

3 TBSP organic chia seeds

1 c almond or coconut milk, divided (used Silk Vanilla Almond Milk)

1/2 frozen banana

1-2 TBSP dark cocoa powder

1/2-1 tsp sweetener, to taste (optional)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1c frozen dark pitted cherries, thawed

Optional: Chocolate shavings and or cherry for topping

 

Mix chia seeds and 3/4 cup of milk together and refrigerate overnight. The longer it sits the thicker it will get, I let mine sit overnight. You could let it sit less but it wait until it has soaked up most or all of the milk. Remove from refrigerator and add cocoa powder and optional sweetener to taste. In a magic bullet or blender pulse cherries, don’t blend smooth, set aside. In a magic bullet or blender combine banana, 1/4 cup of milk, and vanilla to make the vanilla cream layer. Layer the chocolate chia pudding, vanilla cream, and cherries or top chocolate chia pudding with cherries and vanilla cream. Top with optional chocolate shavings and cherry. Enjoy!

 

Black Forest Chia Pudding