This week I have been on a ‘diet break’ (code for still tracking food but eating a little more), and I’m playing with a few recipes. Here is my favourite so far, a black-forest cake inspired chia pudding!

The best part about this recipe is it contains all your essential macro-nutrients and is packed with 15gm fibre – over half the daily requirement! Not to mention, it’s easily digestible and will last you until lunch time.

To make this you will need;

  • 100gms fresh or frozen cherries
  • 20gms chocolate protein powder
  • 5gms Cacao powder
  • 35gm Chia seeds
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 10gm Dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 50gm Vanilla yoghurt – I used YoPro
  • Shredded or desiccated coconut

How to make it;

  1. Combine the chia seeds, almond milk, coconut, and cacao powder in a jar and mix through. The easiest way to do this, is to add the cacao, milk, and protein powder to a shaker, shake like a normal protein shake and then add to the chia seeds that way (less clumps!)
  2. Leave to sit for 10-15mins, and then stir again. Put it in the fridge now for a minimum of 30-minutes to allow the chia seeds time to expand
  3. Prepare your cherries, chocolate chips and yoghurt for when you are ready to serve it.

When serving you have two options, the first is to layer it (like my picture), or you can simply place it in a bowl and add the extras on top. Either way, so long as you get all of the flavours in your belly, you will be satisfied!

Macros for this recipe are;

  • Calories: 410
  • Protein: 31gm
    Fat: 17gm
  • Carbs: 38gm
  • Fibre: 17gm

Note that you can make it vegan by using a vegan protein powder, and coconut or almond yoghurt. You could also make it with berries rather than cherries, but cherries are really the best option here (as far as my cherry=obsessed opinion goes anyway).

Let me know if you try it!

Jen x

 

 

 

 

 

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