Easy Protein Pudding

by Joanna
Published: Last Updated on 2 comments

This protein pudding is easy to make, creamy, and extra thick. With just 5 minutes of prep and 4 ingredients, enjoy a filling, healthy dessert, or snack. Make it vanilla, chocolate, or any of your favorite flavors!

keto chocolate protein pudding

Who wouldn’t want dessert for breakfast or as a quick post-workout snack? 

Try this delicious chocolate pudding that’s loaded with protein, healthy fats, fiber, naturally sweetened, and gluten-free. It’s a breeze to make if you’re looking for protein desserts.

I recently started working out, and looking to include more protein into my diet to help me powder through those challenging exercises. 

When I’m not in the mood for a protein smoothie, I choose this creamy, naturally sweetened, loaded with nutrients high protein pudding. I usually prepare it the night before for a quick healthy breakfast or snack during the day. 

What is a Protein Pudding?

A protein pudding is a delicious creamy dessert or snack with additional protein powder added to increase the protein content. You can choose to get an instant protein pudding mix from the store in your favorite flavor or make it at home. 

Usually, protein pudding has about 10 grams of protein for a serving of 100g.

It’s super easy to make a homemade protein pudding that’s healthier than prepackaged mixes that are usually loaded with weird, hard-to-read ingredients.

The best part? Depending on the protein powder, this pudding can be made in any flavor! Customize it as you prefer!

Why Are You Going To Love This Protein Pudding Recipe

  • Only 4 ingredients
  • 20g of protein per serving
  • Loaded with fiber and healthy fats
  • Sugar-free, keto, and low-carb dessert.
  • Quick, cheap, and delicious.
keto chocolate protein pudding

Protein Pudding Ingredients

You will be surprised that you need a few healthy ingredients to make this sugar-free protein pudding.

  • Almond Milk – Use any unsweetened plant-based milk of your choice. But I highly recommend using almond milk because of its rich and creamy texture. Either almond milk or coconut milk will work.
  • Chia Seeds – It helps the pudding become super creamy and helps it set. For a thicker pudding, use more chia seeds. 
  • Protein Powder – Use your favorite flavor protein powder to increase the protein content of this pudding. For vanilla protein pudding, I recommend using vanilla whey protein!
  • Cocoa Powder – To make chocolate protein pudding add cocoa powder to increase the chocolate flavor.
  • Powdered Sweetener – add your favorite sweetener to taste.

How To Make Protein Pudding (Vanilla or Chocolate)

To make this protein chia pudding, you just have to follow these easy steps: 

  1. Combine the unsweetened milk, protein powder, and chia seeds until well mixed.
  2. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes or until slightly thick. 
  3. Blend the mixture for about 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
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Tips and Variations

  • Make this protein powder pudding the night before eating so it has time to reach the desired consistency.
  • To serve, top with fresh berries, coconut whip, chocolate chips, or chopped nuts. 
  • Add some peanut butter or another nut butter.
  • Make sure you’re using your favorite protein powder that mixes well, or it will have a powdery texture. 
keto chocolate protein pudding

How To Store

  • Fridge: Store the pudding in the refrigerator for up to 7 days in an airtight container or tiny jars.
  • Freezer: Freeze protein pudding in individual serving-size containers and store it in the freezer for up to one month.

When ready to eat it, remove it from the freezer the night before for an easy breakfast on the go! 

Is Protein Pudding Healthy?

Yes, this homemade protein pudding is healthy. It’s made using chia seeds that are super nutritious and loaded with fiber and healthy fats. 

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Easy Protein Pudding

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 16 minutes
Yelds 1 serving


This protein pudding is easy to make, creamy, and extra thick. With just 5 minutes of prep and 4 ingredients, enjoy a filling, healthy dessert or snack. Make it vanilla, chocolate, or any of your favorite flavors!



  • Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine and remove any lumps. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the mixture to a blender and pulse for about 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
  • Top with chocolate chips, almond butter, or coconut flakes.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate overnight for the creamiest protein pudding.


Any sweetener works, liquid or powder. My favorites are sugar-free maple syrup, Monk Fruit, or Allulose.
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Protein Pudding
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Debbie October 7, 2022 - 5:33 pm

This recipe sounds great, but I can’t get over the taste of chia seeds. Can I eliminate them and still obtain the thickness of the protein pudding?

Joanna October 8, 2022 - 7:58 am

You’ll need to try a completely different recipe because chia seeds are a key ingredient in this keto protein pudding. You can try using coconut flour but I didn’t test so I can’t tell for sure.


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