Mocha Protein Chia Porridge/ Pudding

Mocha Protein Chia Porridge

Mocha Protein Chia Porridge

 

Mocha Protein Chia Pudding

Mocha Protein Chia Pudding

 

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.

 

Mocha Protein Chia Porridge

Mocha Protein Chia Porridge

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!

 

Mocha Protein Chia Pudding

Mocha Protein Chia Pudding

 

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!

 

Mocha Protein Chia Pudding

Mocha Protein Chia Pudding

 

 

More Meatless Monday inspiration!

 

 

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.

16 Responses to Mocha Protein Chia Porridge/ Pudding

  1. Dessert for breakfast? Yes please! I still haven’t really explored chia seeds yet
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Black Bean Vegetarian Chili-3 Ways Meatless MondayMy Profile

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Always! Haha, we love our desserts for breakfast! You don’t know what you are missing! Chia seeds are something you have to try, chia puddings, jams, overnight oats, as an egg replacer, thickener, drinks, they are amazing!! If I lived close I would be driving a bag over to you right now!:)

  2. Oh yum! I’ve been wanting to try the new VegaOne Mocha flavor. This gives me the perfect excuse to pick some up! Love love love that you gave options for hot and cold, as sometimes at night, I just want something cold out of the fridge even if it’s cold outside! These pics are making me drool. Thanks for sharing.
    Sam @ PancakeWarriors recently posted…Protein Chocolate Covered StrawberriesMy Profile

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! The Mocha flavor is so good!! I’m trying to track down the Sport Protein in Mocha and I can’t find it local! I may just have to order it. I hear you, just like ice cream it doesn’t have to be warm out to enjoy it! 😉

  3. this looks yummy and I would love pudding for breakfast or morning snack. I even have all the ingredients for this one! Thanks- can’t wait to try it!
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  4. So, I go to Whole Foods every other week or so and always look at the chia seeds and NEVER buy them for some reason. I don’t know why, but I have this mindset that they’re tough to prepare. Clearly not the case based on your recipe here! It looks delicious and I love how simple it is. I love all the different preparation methods, too. Thanks for sharing!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! There are so many uses for chia seeds! Chia seeds are something you have to try, chia puddings, jams, overnight oats, as an egg replacer, thickener, drinks, they are amazing!

  5. Lucie Palka says:

    I haven’t tried Chia yet, but I have seen it on many blogs lately. A recipe with coffee and chocolate…looks really good to me. I’ll have to give it a try soon.

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! Yes chia seeds are something you have to try, chia puddings, jams, overnight oats, as an egg replacer, thickener, drinks, they are so versatile!

  6. I love the texture chia and avocado give…tapioca like and extra creamy. Looks delicious!
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  7. This looks and sounds fabulous! What a great idea!
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  8. Tina Muir says:

    ooooh good! This would get you up and moving pretty good! Thanks for joining up as always, LOVE to see your recipes!
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