Recipe: Creamy Chocolate Protein Pudding

When it comes to childhood treats, it doesn't get much more nostalgic than chocolate pudding.

And whether you got the homemade version or pre-packaged pudding cups growing up, chances are it was still full of dairy and sugar. That’s partially why you craved it so much!

It’s true: the foods that are most likely to cause intolerances are also most likely to cause cravings. That’s because, when your body has a sensitivity to a food like gluten or dairy, it makes antibodies to help you process it.

Then when you go without eating those foods for a while, the antibodies get desperate for something to do. They make you crave the very foods that are hurting you.

The end result is that, just as your body is starting to recover, you have an uncontrollable urge to eat harmful foods that will start the cycle all over again. Long-term, that can cause symptoms such as stubborn weight gain, fatigue, headaches, skin trouble, digestive issues including gas and bloating, and mood swings.

So what should you do? First, check to see if you’re eating any of the 7 foods most likely to cause food intolerances. The free cheat sheet at the end of this blog will tell you more, so don’t forget to download it…

Second, find healthy swaps, so you can easily remove those harmful foods from your diet without ever looking back. That’s where recipes like this Creamy Chocolate Protein Pudding come in!

Instead of loading up on inflammatory dairy and sugar, you’ll get clean protein, fiber, and healthy fats. The cacao powder also carries its own host of health benefits. (Find out more here: Top 5 Reasons to Eat Chocolate Every Day: Why Dark Chocolate is Good For You.)

The end result is a no-guilt, no-cook treat that takes just a few minutes to whip together. It’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast, and decadent enough that it feels like dessert.

Together, let’s start a new tradition: instead of feeding our family foods that might harm them, let’s show them we care with yummy recipes that make them feel fantastic!

Creamy Chocolate Protein Pudding

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June 7, 2018

Get your dairy-free chocolate pudding fix with this quick and easy no-cook recipe! With added protein, fiber, and healthy fats, it’s a completely guilt-free dessert.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings

Ingredients

1 scoop JJ Virgin Chocolate All-In-One Protein Shake* (your choice protein type)

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 cup unsweetened full-fat canned coconut milk (sometimes called “unsweetened coconut cream” when sold in cartons)

1 tsp real vanilla extract

pinch sea salt

2 tbsp melted coconut butter

1/4 cup fresh organic berries or crushed almonds to serve

Directions

1Whisk together the protein powder, cacao powder, sea salt, vanilla, and cold nut milk in a medium mixing bowl until no lumps, 1-2 minutes.

2Once fully mixed, add the melted coconut butter and whisk well again until thoroughly mixed and slightly thickened.

3Refrigerate until chilled and thickened to desired consistency, at least an hour.

4Top with berries or crushed almonds and serve! (Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.)

*Find out more about JJ Virgin All-In-One Protein Shakes in our store, including FAQs and why our shakes are better than all the rest…

Want more healthy, yummy recipes? Check out jjvirgin.com/recipes.

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