Monday, October 7, 2013

Chocolate Pre-workout Breakfast Pudding

Chocolate Breakfast Pudding

Ok, this one might seem weird to some people (like my mom) and totally delicious to others (makes me think of my father in law's breakfast yogurt creations) but I swear it is a tasty, super effective way to gain energy and stamina for the long morning ahead, which for me will hopefully include an hour long work out. I have found in the past that regardless of how much I ate for breakfast by the time I was halfway through a workout an hour or two later I would be starving and unable to perform at my best.  So I have been trying out a few new combinations to see what will give me the most long lasting satiety while still being super nutritious.  The combination of high protein Greek yogurt, stomach filling chia seeds, healthy fats in peanut butter and walnuts combined with the satisfying flavor of chocolate and cherries makes this my new go to breakfast. Enjoy it with a side of sliced bananas and kiwis (two vitamin packed fruits that are inexpensive, available all year round and safe to buy non organic).  I had this every day last week and I thought it was time I share it with you as well!
Chocolate Breakfast Pudding

1 C. plain Greek yogurt
2 T. chocolate peanut butter (I use Peanut Butter & Co.'s Dark Chocolate Dreams)
2 T. chopped walnuts
1/3 C. chocolate chia seed pudding (recipe below)
1 T. tart cherry jam
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix together in a bowl and enjoy!!!

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
2 T. dark cocoa powder
2 T. brown sugar
1/4 C. chia seeds
1 C. plain organic soy milk

Combine the cocoa powder and brown sugar in a small bowl.  Add in the chia seeds and mix together well.  Pour in the milk and whisk often for about 20 minutes until combined and starting to gel.  Refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.  Lasts for about a week in the fridge.


  1. I'm impressed with your recipes! Was wondering if almond milk would be an appropriate substitute for the soy milk. Keep up the great work!

    1. Almond milk would work just fine. In most of my recipes the milk can be substituted with whatever your preference might be. Hope you try this!!

  2. I have had the chia pudding and it was very good.