Protein is an important part of any diet, and this Casein Protein Pudding recipe is a delicious way to get your daily dose.
This pudding is high in protein and can be customized easily to fit different dietary needs and flavors. Plus, it’s very easy to make and uses only two simple ingredients: protein powder and almond milk.
Here’s a super simple way to get your protein in for dessert! This recipe is ready in under 5 minutes and can be customized in many different ways. Just grab your favorite flavor of casein protein powder and away you go!
Macro Breakdown & Calories
- 150 Calories
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Protein: 24 g
- Fat: 2 g
As mentioned, this pudding is high in protein. Protein is an important nutrient for muscle growth and repair, and can also help to boost metabolism and promote weight loss.
Along with protein, this recipe offers high energy carbs from almond milk. Almond milk is a good source of dietary fiber, which can help to regulate digestion and promote a healthy gut microbiome.
- Casein Protein Powder: Casein protein powder is key to this recipe because it allows this mixture to reach a good texture. I like Gen-Tec Casein Custard, Optimum Nutrition Casein, or Nutribio Micellar Protein. All of them offer good texture and flavor and are third-party tested. I used a caramel flavor to go with my apple pie theme, but you can use any flavor of casein that you like.
- Almond Milk: I used almond milk in this recipe to add some creaminess and a bit of sweetness. You can use any other type of milk if you prefer, but I do not recommend using skim milk or soy milk as they will not produce the desired results.
- Any Desired Toppings: I used sliced apple and cinnamon to top this pudding, but you can use any healthy toppings that you’d like. Some good ideas include berries, chopped nuts, or seeds.
How To Make Casein Protein Pudding
Mix together your casein protein powder and almond milk in a bowl or shaker cup. Start with only a little bit of the almond milk, stir, and then add more until you’ve reached a good, pudding-like consistency.
If desired, add any sweeteners, flavors, or toppings at this point. I added a sliced apple and some cinnamon for mine.
If you want to make this pudding higher or lower in calories, you can simply adjust the ingredients that you use.
For a high calorie pudding, use higher calorie ingredients like nut butters or oils.
For a low calorie version, use lower-calorie ingredients like unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana.
If you have a nut allergy and cannot consume almond milk, use a different type of milk such as coconut, oat, or rice.
If you want to change up the flavor of your pudding, there are many different things that you can do. Try adding cocoa powder, spices, or different types of sweeteners.
How To Store & Meal Prep:
This pudding can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you want to meal prep this for the week, simply make a few different batches with different toppings and flavors. This will give you some variety during the week.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Eat Casein Protein Pudding Before Bed?
Yes, casein protein pudding can be eaten before bed. The slow-digesting protein will help to keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the night.
Other High Protein Pudding Recipes
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- Protein Powder Chia Pudding (Chocolate or Vanilla)
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About The Author
Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s in Nutrition Sciences. She is an expert in nutrition research, coaching, content creation, and recipe development. Kelsey takes a mindful approach towards health and values building relationships with all foods. She understands the importance of providing recipes that anyone can enjoy, no matter their dietary needs. When she’s not focusing on nutrition, Kelsey has a passion for cooking, the outdoors, running, and travel.