This chocolate peanut butter protein pudding is low carb and only takes 5 minutes to make. A deliciously creamy and healthy dessert or treat.
You might also like this healthy low carb pumpkin pie pudding!
A long time ago I was on the Ideal Protein diet. It was very successful for me but you had to eat a lot of packaged meals and that just didn’t mesh well for someone who loves to cook and eat good food. However one thing that I did get hooked on was their protein pudding.
I ate it as a snack but you could just as easily eat it for breakfast if you wanted. So I decided to create my own and ended up with this deliciously easy low carb chocolate peanut butter protein pudding. It is so good and only takes 5 minutes to make!
Protein Pudding Ingredients
So what all is involved with this delicious treat? You need a good protein powder. I recently bought some Quest peanut butter flavored protein mix and am very happy with my purchase! It’s very low in carbs and tastes delicious. It came with a few cool recipes but so far I’ve only made smoothies, protein bites and this pudding.
The other ingredients are a half of a frozen avocado which adds good for you fats and lots of creaminess, cacao powder, almond milk and just a bit more sweetness with vanilla cream stevia liquid. Add everything to a high speed blender and mix on high until well blended. Spoon into a bowl and enjoy! Or refrigerate for later.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pudding
A Few Pudding Recipe Notes:
- You don’t have to use a frozen avocado but it seems to make it cold so you can eat it right away. I like my pudding cold.
- You can substitute any kind of protein powder you want. If you don’t have peanut butter protein powder, try some vanilla and a bit of powdered peanut butter.
- The cacao powder can be substituted with unsweetened cocoa powder of course.
- The extra sweetener is optional.
And for a more traditional yet decadent low carb chocolate pudding check out my friend Anissa’s pudding recipe. It looks delicious too!
The nutritional information per serving is:
286 cals / 15.5g fat / 13.9g carbs / 9.1g fiber / 26.8g protein = 4.8 net carbs
Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
- 1 scoop Quest peanut butter protein powder
- ½ avocado frozen if possible
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- vanilla creme stevia to taste optional
Add everything to a high speed blender except the sweetener.
Blend on high.
Taste to see if it needs sweetener. If so add a few drops of stevia or sweetener of your choice.
Refrigerate before eating.
Notes: You can use a room temperature avocado if you want. A frozen one just makes it colder. You can substitute powdered peanut butter and a vanilla or chocolate protein powder if you don't have the Quest peanut butter protein powder. You can also substitute unsweetened cocoa powder for the cacao powder. Lastly you can use whatever sweetener you wish and may not need it at all depending on your protein powder.
This chocolate peanut butter pudding is so damn good. Great blog, nice post, informative and helpful.
Just wondering how long it will keep well in the fridge? Looking to make it for my afternoon snack for the week and i like to prep everything on Sunday’s.
Hi, I think it will keep for a few days (maybe 3 or 4) if covered. Hope you like it!
This dessert is so decadent! I used heavy cream instead of the almond milk since it’s still low carb. I could eat this everyday. Staying on a low carb diet can be a challenge sometimes. It’s desserts like this that keep me going.
Thank you so much!
So glad you liked it! You made my day! I’ll have to try it your way next time.
Bethany @ athletic avocado
I often crave dessert after working out, so this protein pudding would be perfect for a post-workout treat! I LOVE all things pb and chocolate 🙂
Thanks Bethany….it’s all in the avocado and you probably can appreciate that given your wonderful blog!