Easy and Delicious Cheesecake Protein Pudding

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Protein pudding is a creamy cheesecake-flavored dessert layered with toppings like fresh fruit and granola. This snack contains over 43 grams of protein so you can satisfy your sweet tooth while staying on track with your health goals.

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a casserole dish of protein pudding with a spoonful missing

My protein pudding recipe is an easy anytime treat, but I especially love it during the summer. You can enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack throughout the day. It’s so good and looks great too so I bring it to holiday gatherings, picnics, cookouts, and potlucks.

The recipe is versatile too! I can add whatever toppings I have on hand. Today it was berries and granola, but next time it may be chia seeds, sliced bananas, or nuts. The sweet vanilla cheesecake base pairs well with so much!

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Why you will love Protein Pudding:

Made Without Protein Powder! Most protein pudding recipes are grainy with a chalky taste, but using a premade protein shake ensures it’s silky, smooth, and flavorful.

Simple Recipe! Prep takes just 10 minutes. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill in the fridge before digging in!

Good For You! An individual serving of this pudding has nearly 11 grams of protein. So you indulge guilt-free while meeting your macro goals.

a dish of cheesecake protein pudding topped with berries and granola

Ingredients for Protein Pudding Recipe

You will need the following ingredients:

  1. Jello cheesecake pudding mix: This mix provides the creamy, cheesecake flavor that forms the base of the pudding. The sugar-free option keeps the carb count low, making it suitable for a keto-friendly diet while still delivering a rich, indulgent taste.
  2. Vanilla Premier protein shake: This vanilla protein shake has a smooth, silky texture. Its vanilla flavor complements the cheesecake pudding mix perfectly.
a carton of protein drink and a box of cheesecake Jello

optional toppings

  1. Strawberries: These sweet berries provide a dose of Vitamin C.
  2. Blueberries: Blueberries pack a tart taste and plenty of antioxidants.
  3. Raspberries: These tangy berries are high in fiber, which helps you feel full for longer. They are also great for digestive health.
  4. Bananas: Bananas add potassium and natural sweetness.
  5. Granola: I like to add this for a nice crunch and boost of fiber.
  6. Honey: A drizzle of this natural sweetener has antibacterial properties that support your overall health.
  7. Chia seeds: This has a slight crunch and it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, promoting heart health and providing sustained energy.
  8. Almonds: This is another option for a crunchy element. It’s a great source of healthy fats and vitamin E, which supports skin and heart health.

How to Make Protein Pudding

Start by adding the cheesecake pudding mix to a blender or a bowl if you prefer to mix by hand. Pour in the Premier protein shake.

a blender filled with Premier Protein shake and jello mix beside a container

Then blend on high speed for about a minute until the mixture begins to thicken.

pudding and protein shake in a blender

Once the pudding reaches a nice, thick consistency, transfer it to a container with a lid. Refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes or leave it overnight for the best results.

cheesecake pudding in a serving dish

When you’re ready to enjoy, top your pudding with your favorite berries, granola, a drizzle of honey, or even strawberry sauce. It’s perfect as a post-workout snack or a sweet treat anytime you crave something delicious!

a dish of cheesecake protein pudding topped with berries and granola

Tips and Variations for Protein Pudding

  • Instead of cheesecake, you can use any variety of Jello pudding you prefer, including vanilla, french vanilla, banana cream, coconut cream, lemon, chocolate, or white chocolate. Just stick to a sugar-free variety.
  • Whether you’re using a blender or mixing by hand, make sure to blend the pudding mix and protein shake thoroughly to avoid any lumps and achieve a smooth texture.
  • The pudding needs to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes but overnight is best. This allows the pudding to fully set and develop its creamy texture.
  • Garnish just before serving. Add your toppings right before you eat the pudding to keep ingredients like granola crunchy and fruits fresh.
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Storage

Store protein pudding in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Stir it just before serving if it has settled and gotten too thick. You can always add more protein shake to thin out the consistency.

close up view of protein pudding

FAQ

This pudding is an excellent source of protein, which is essential for muscle repair and growth. Depending on your toppings, it can also be low in sugar and carbs.

This recipe yields 4 servings, using a sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix and Vanilla Premier Protein Shake. That’s about 80 calories per serving. It will be more depending on the toppings.

This is a great high-protein, low-sugar option for children. However, consider your child’s dietary restrictions and specific nutritional needs before introducing new foods.

Yes, this is an excellent post-workout snack because protein aids in muscle recovery and growth. The low-carb content also helps maintain energy levels without a sugar crash.

side view of pudding, showing pudding layer and fruits

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Yield: 4 servings

Easy and Delicious Cheesecake Protein Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Protein pudding is a creamy cheesecake-flavored dessert layered with toppings like fresh fruit and granola. This snack contains over 43 grams of protein so you can satisfy your sweet tooth while staying on track with your health goals.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Jello cheesecake pudding mix, sugar free
  • 2 cups Vanilla Premier protein shake, already prepared
  • Optional toppings: strawberries, blueberries, bananas, granola, honey, chia seeds, almonds, raspberries

Instructions

  1. Add the cheesecake pudding mixture into a blender or a bowl if mixing by hand. Then pour in the premier protein. Blend the pudding mixture on high speed for about 1 minute until the pudding begins to thicken. 
  2. Once the pudding gets to a thick consistency, pour it into a container with a lid and store it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or overnight. 
  3. Top the pudding with your favorite berries, granola, a drizzle of honey or strawberry sauce, or you can enjoy it as is! It is a great post workout snack, or a great “anytime” snack when that sweet tooth hits!

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