This chocolate cottage cheese pudding makes a tasty make-ahead-of-time breakfast option or even a healthy dessert! Packed with 42g protein per serving and you only need 6 ingredients to make it! 

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding (High Protein/Healthy)

I’m new to the cottage cheese game. For a very long time I avoided eating dairy all together since I linked it to my IBS and eczema flare-ups. I started reintroducing it back into my diet last year and to my surprise I haven’t had any negative side affects. Looking back I wonder whether I ever had an adverse reaction to dairy. 

I now know my IBS is usually triggered by things like stress and lack of sleep, rather than any one ingredient I consume in isolation. I also found out last year that my eczema is triggered by an allergy to plant perfumes. Once I avoided all perfumes, my eczema flare-ups almost disappeared over night! I still get the odd flare-up here and there, but nothing like I used to experience. 

Once my triggers became more apparent, I was curious to see whether the foods I had cut out for years were still triggering any of my symptoms. That’s when I started consuming dairy and gluten again (I assumed I was intolerant to both!).

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding (High Protein/Healthy)

Why I love making this chocolate cottage cheese pudding:

I always make including protein into my meals a priority, especially when it comes to breakfast. I usually don’t eat breakfast until 10-11am, which means by the time I have my first meal of the day it’s already been 14-16 hours since my last meal. My body needs the energy, but also the protein to help keep me satiated after a long fast.

I also usually do my workouts first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (I know the advice at the moment is not to workout on an empty stomach, but that’s what works best for me, so that’s what I do!), so a satiating, well balanced meal is exactly what I need. 

As well as being packed with protein and a good source of fibre, this chocolate cottage cheese pudding is also packed with antioxidants in the cocoa, oats, tahini and pomegranate seeds. If you choose to top it with a bit of melted dark chocolate like I did, you’ll be adding even more antioxidants/polyphenols. 

As well as the nutritional benefits, digging into this pudding also feels like you’re eating a decadent dessert! Healthy eating is so much easier when what you’re eating actually tastes good, isn’t it?

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding (High Protein/Healthy)

Can I have this chocolate cottage cheese pudding for breakfast?

Yes! This chocolate cottage cheese pudding is a well rounded, balanced and healthy meal. Each serving offers 42g protein, which helps feed your body as well as balance your blood sugar levels. It also offers 7g of fibre, which means you’re well on your way to the recommended 30g per day. Top with some fresh or frozen berries to make that even higher!

Apart from the chocolate shell, which is optional, everything in there is what you would include in a healthy breakfast. Things like oats, cottage cheese, protein powder, tahini and milk. I also added cocoa powder, which is a powerhouse for antioxidants.

Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates or fats, so a high-protein breakfast can keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer periods. This can help prevent overeating later in the day.

Cottage cheese is rich in protein, which is essential for muscle repair, growth, and overall health. It’s a great option for those looking to increase their protein intake, especially for vegetarians or those who don’t consume a lot of meat.

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding (High Protein/Healthy)

Why should I use cottage cheese in a sweet pudding?

Cottage cheese is similar to yoghurt in that it’s both mild and creamy, making it a great option to use in a sweet recipe. When blended with the other ingredients, it honestly doesn’t feel like you’re eating cheese! It’s an easy way to include more protein into your diet. 

You can make this chocolate cottage cheese pudding even if you don’t have/don’t like using protein powder. There will still be 20g protein per serving, and that protein comes from the cottage cheese. It also contains other important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin B12, and riboflavin. 

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding (High Protein/Healthy)

How to make this chocolate cottage cheese pudding:

All my breakfast recipes are easy and take no time to prepare. I almost never have the time (or patience!) for anything that takes longer than 5-10 minutes to make in the morning. That’s why breakfasts like this that you can prepare ahead of time or the night before are always the kind of breakfasts I turn to. 

This chocolate cottage cheese pudding only calls for 6 ingredients, and all you need to do to make it is:

  • Add everything to a blender/food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer into small serving dishes/bowls, then top with an optional drizzle of dark chocolate.
  • Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours, top with pomegranate seeds/berries and enjoy!

This chocolate cottage cheese pudding is:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy 
  • Packed with protein (42g per serving)
  • A great source of fibre (7g per serving) 
  • Packed with antioxidants
  • Easily adjustable
  • Convenient
  • Really easy to make
  • A breakfast that tastes like a dessert! 
  • A great healthier dessert option
  • The perfect way to satisfy your chocolate cravings
  • So delicious! 

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding (High Protein/Healthy)

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding (High Protein/Healthy)

This chocolate cottage cheese pudding makes a tasty make-ahead-of-time breakfast option or even a healthy dessert! Packed with 42g protein per serving and you only need 6 ingredients to make it! 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 2
Calories 410 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200g low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 scoops protein powder chocolate or vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp tahini or nut butter
  • 50g oats
  • 80ml milk of choice

Optional toppings

  • 15g dark chocolate
  • Pomegranate seeds

Instructions
 

  • Add everything to a blender/food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer into small serving dishes/bowls, then top with an optional drizzle of dark chocolate.
  • Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours, top with pomegranate seeds/berries and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 42gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 152mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6g
Keyword breakfast, chocolate recipes, cottage cheese, dark chocolate, healthy breakfast, healthy snack, high protein, protein breakfast, protein dessert
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Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding (High Protein/Healthy)