Chia Cappuccino Protein Pudding
It is no secret that I am picky about my protein powder. Obviously it has to be gluten free, lactose free as well as soy free and made without any artificial ingredients. I also prefer vegan protein over whey- not just because of taste but also because I just tend to digest plant protein powder better.
Over the years I’ve tried and tested a variety of vegan protein powders and while I have my favorites that I use regularly, I am always on the hunt to see what else I can find- mostly because I like a little variety in my life. Who doesn’t?! 😉
So, when I was given the opportunity to try NuZest, a clean, lean vegan protein powder made of golden pea protein, I jumped on it!
Aside from being gluten and dairy free it is also free of soy and GMO’s! The formula is a complete protein that contains all nine essential amino acids along with a pH of 7.8- making it one of the few alkaline proteins available.
More importantly, unlike some other plant proteins, NuZest actually mixes well and lacks the typical grittiness- AKA, it tastes really good!
It also comes in five delicious flavors: Just Natural, Smooth Vanilla, Rich Chocolate, Wild Strawberry and Creamy Cappuccino. Can you guess which one I was most excited to try?! The Creamy Cappuccino, obviously! 😉
Since I’ve been on a smoothie kick I figured I’d mix things up and make a chia pudding with the NuZest Cappuccino Protein Powder instead!
I love making chia pudding with protein powder- it literally takes 2 seconds to mix up in a mason jar, stick it in the fridge overnight and you’re all set for breakfast the next morning. It’s especially convenient if you are an early morning exerciser and need to refuel on the go once you’re done.
I choose to top this particular pudding with some chocolate almond butter and nuts just to give it another layer of flavor and some crunch for texture though you can choose to top it with whatever you fancy.
CHIA CAPPUCCINO PROTEIN PUDDING
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 1/3 cup chia seeds (use white, if possible- it just looks better when they get stuck in your teeth)
- 1 20g scoop NuZest Cappuccino Protein Powder
- 1-2 tbsp chocolate almond butter, for topping (optional)
- 1 tbsp chopped nuts, for topping (optional)
- In a tall mason jar, mix milk, chia seeds and protein powder until well combined.
- Seal the lid tight and shake vigorously.
- Place in refrigerator overnight.
- Remove and top with chocolate almond butter and nuts.
- Grab a spoon, dig in and enjoy!
Have you ever made chia pudding?
What flavor of NuZest would you most like to try?