30-Second Post-Workout Eats: Protein Pudding

This is the ultimate of easy eats. Better yet, it is a great post-workout snack for the following reasons.

1. It’s quick.
2. It’s extremely easily digested and knocks out PW jitters.
3. It has a great balance of fats, carbs, and protein.
4. It’s gluten-free.
5. Did I mention it was easy?

Quick Notes

-Yes, it has sugar. I am not a fan of many splenda/sugar free brands, plus we are talking post-workout. That being said, if you want a dairy and sugar-free pudding, try this pumpkin pudding – Pumpkin Pudding.
-If you want a natural pudding, try Kozy Shack. They have all types and varieties.
-This can be made low carb if so desired. Simply use a sugar-free alternative.
-Protein powders make puddings a little runny. If you want to beef up the texture, add a 1/8th tsp of xanthan gum and stir for 30 seconds to 1 minute. You can also re-chill after mixing.
-For more texture, add nuts, dried fruit, etc. The sky is the limit. I like coconut flakes in mine.

140 g Chocolate Pudding (pre-made or pudding packs)
25 g Chocolate Protein Powder

1. Add, stir, done. 30 seconds.

Serving: Calories – 282, Protein – 25 g, Carbs – 29.5 g, Fat – 5 g


  1. Lynn
    March 22, 2011 at 2:20 am

    It is good. Take my word for it, it is good.

  2. tames
    March 22, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Am I missing something? Where’s the actual recipe?

    • Leigh Peele
      March 22, 2011 at 2:39 am

      Odd. I saw it in one browser, but not another. It is working in all browsers now. I think it copied over weird from word or maybe I am just a walking fail. Could be both.

  3. tames
    March 22, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Leigh – you’re lightning fast! Thanks! BTW, I am using Google Chrome.

  4. John
    March 22, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I don’t know if I can handle this recipe. Do I have to stir fast or slow? There’s not enough directions! J/k

    Thanks for this idea – I think I’ll definitely be using this with some female clients who “need” their chocolate fix.

  5. Mint
    March 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Now, do I have to use a special peri-workout nutrition protein powder? What if I make the pudding myself instead of using packets? I am scared I can’t do this.

  6. Ephraim
    March 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I love this recipe. But to it I added…
    1 stick of butter
    1 cup of sugar
    1 cup of cream

    I then gave it to my Weight Watchers class, and they loved it! (P.S.- joking)

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