This healthy breakfast recipe is well-balanced with protein and carbs for strong muscles, healthy fats for lasting energy, dark chocolate for a superfood boost, and is easy to make in the blender in no time.
Plus, BONUS – the recipe makes enough for multiple servings so breakfast is planned in advance, saving you from having to cook daily.
(Not a fan of chocolate? Here’s a variation of this breakfast recipe minus the chocolate.)
I love being able to enjoy chocolate recipes like this as part of my overall healthy eating day. To be honest, chocolate finds its way into nearly every day of my life, and I’m really, really good with that.
But I’m not talking about chocolate candy – I’m talking about dark chocolate, or cacao powder. Chocolate candy and most of the chocolate treats we associate with comfort and childhood are made by combining cacao powder with milk or cream, or butter and lots of sugar.
As a treat, that’s amazing – but as a daily staple, it’s a bit much if your goal is to get (or stay) lean and mean.
(Side note – treats and special occasions have their place and are part of a healthy balanced lifestyle of awesome. Be sure to read my No Strings Attached philosophy for how I apply that.)
That’s why I like creating recipes that contain multiple nutrient-dense superfoods to get that comforting, satisfying chocolate flavor AND get all the benefits dark chocolate brings to the table minus the drawbacks that can come from eating chocolate candy.
Cacao (dark chocolate) is a superfood that packs a powerful healthy punch. It….
- is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant
- has the highest plant-based source of iron
- contains more calcium than cow’s milk
- has more antioxidants than blueberries, tea, wine and goji berries
- is rich in magnesium, for heart and brain health
Stay on track with your health, fitness, and physique goals with recipes like this, and add this recipe in to next week’s meal planning and prep! Can’t wait to hear how you like it!
Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: Optional Toppings: Coconut cream, berries, or Greek yogurt if you do dairy Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven to 350.
Chocolate Protein Breakfast Pudding
You will need: blender or food processor, measuring cups and spoons, 6-6-10 oz ramekins or a brownie pan
KEY: T=Tablespoon; tsp=teaspoon
2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blend.
3. Pour into ramekins (I used 6- 6oz ramekins filled with the batter – you could also use 10 oz) or a brownie pan and bake for 40-45 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Yield: 6 servings
Optional Toppings: Coconut cream, berries, or Greek yogurt if you do dairy
1. Preheat your oven to 350.
Comment below if you plan to try this, and share a picture when you make it!
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