Just whipping up more “dessert” to enjoy for breakfast, snack, or actually dessert. Usually it is breakfast though! Whipping up this Mocha Protein Chia Porridge one morning to enjoy after crazy workout on a chilly morning hit the spot! It was so indulging and warming and I just pictured myself going out snowshoeing or sledding with the family and coming in and enjoying a warm rich thick mocha. Or like the thick warm pudding my mom use to make, minus that thick skin on the top I use to love! Still in my mind the next day I resisted making it again for breakfast but come snack time I gave in and made it again, but a cold pudding version. The only difference besides one being warm and the other cold is that I use coconut butter to make the warm porridge to give it that extra richness and avocado for the cold version. Plus a little Coco Whip, coconut whip cream, on the pudding of course! If you like texture, like tapioca pudding, you can make it without blending the chia seeds in and stirring them in. My girls like smooth chia pudding and so they will enough hot or cold blended where as I prefer the texture, especially in the porridge. More of a hot cocoa fan, make it with just chocolate protein powder like I do for the girls!
Mocha Protein Chia Porridge/ Pudding
Makes 1 serving
1c non dairy milk of choice
2 TBSP chia seeds
1 scoop mocha protein powder, or chocolate to make a hot cocoa version (used Vega One Mocha)*
1/4 avocado or 2 tsp coconut butter for extra creaminess, optional (I use coconut oil for warm porridge and avocado for cold pudding)
coconut whipped cream, optional (used So Delicious CocoWhip)
chocolate or maca chocolate shavings, optional
*If you don’t have mocha protein powder you can use chocolate protein powder and add in 2-3 tsp instant espresso powder.
To make warm porridge:
Warm almond milk, or non dairy milk of choice. In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend together warmed milk, chia seeds, protein powder, as well as optional coconut butter until smooth. If you want it with the tapioca texture stir in the chia seeds after. If using a Vitamix you can also use the soup setting. Pour into a bowl and top with optional chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
To make pudding:
If you want a tapioca textured pudding mix together chia seeds and milk and place in refrigerator 30 minutes or overnight to thicken, stir in protein powder. For creamy pudding blend together milk, chia seeds, protein powder, as well as optional avocado/coconut butter in a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with optional coconut whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
While I do receive some Vega products from time to time, which I used as an option in this recipe, I do purchase much of it on my own. It has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging. Even though most Vega products used are purchased by myself I do add this disclaimer. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.