5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Protein Pudding | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #pudding #rebbl

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Protein Pudding

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Vegan Protein Pudding | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #pudding #rebbl
I was aiming for Fall vibes with these photos, but looking at them now I’m feeling like maybe I overshot a little and landed in Winter? That might be in part because it was 38 degrees this morning (!!!) and I’m already piling on the fuzzy socks and rationalizing why it’s okay for me to buy Amish-looking long underwear from L.L. Bean. It’s been in the 50s/60s during the day, which is quintessentially Fall-like and crisp, but we’re at that weird time of year where because it’s been warm for months, anything below 70 feels downright frigid. And yet, come January, I know 38 is going to feel so balmy it will basically be shorts weather! Sigh. I think I’ve lost my New England edge.

One good thing to come from all of this is that the cooler temps mean more motivation to exercise. We converted our spare bedroom into a home gym and it’s been key for stress-relief, happy endorphins, and just plain staying warm. Aaron’s back on the heavy weight-lifting train and I’m currently showing my eight pound dumbbells who’s boss, which means we’re both paying more attention to eating enough protein. We’re doing a lot of beans, tofu/tempeh, protein oats and shakes, but by far our favorite way to get in a lot of protein is through REBBL’s Protein drinks because they are insanely good. 

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Vegan Protein Pudding | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #pudding #rebbl

I first posted about REBBL back in August when I used their Ashwagandha Chai Elixir to make vegan creamsicles with raw chocolate magic shell. Their entire lineup of flavors is stellar, but their protein drinks deserve a special mention because the texture is so on-point. The drinks use a blend of pea, sunflower, and pumpkin protein, but unlike a lot of other plant-based proteins, REBBL’s blend isn’t chalky or gritty, and equally important—it’s easy to digest. I honestly can’t even tell it’s a protein drink, and yet a single serving has a whopping 16 grams in it!

For today’s recipe, I put my love for the Dark Chocolate Protein aside (I swear it tastes like a grown-up Yoo-hoo) because the Vanilla Spice flavor is just too perfect for this time of year. REBBL’s creamy coconut milk base takes their drinks into melted ice cream/milkshake territory, which makes them ideal for whipping up healthy, high-protein snacks that taste like dessert.

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Vegan Protein Pudding | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #pudding #rebbl

This spiced vanilla vegan protein pudding is one of those recipes that takes only five minutes to pull together, but then it kind of blows you away with how awesome it tastes. The ingredients are simple and wholesome, and the nutritional value is high—this pudding is not only an excellent source of plant-based protein; it’s also high in good-for-you fats and naturally sweetened with dates. Top it with some coconut whipped cream, chopped pecans, fresh fruit, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice for a really satisfying post-workout snack or dessert. Don’t be surprised if you find that this is your new favorite way to eat more protein!

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Vegan Protein Pudding | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #pudding #rebbl

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Vegan Protein Pudding | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #pudding #rebbl


Thank you to REBBL for sponsoring this post! We love their Super Herb Elixirs and Plant-Based Proteins!

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5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Protein Pudding

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Protein Pudding | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #pudding #rebbl

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Protein Pudding

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 4


Prep Time: 5 mins

5-minute, 7-ingredient vegan vanilla pudding that's naturally sweetened and packed with plant-based protein! The creamy texture and spiced vanilla flavor make this pudding great for dessert or as a post-workout snack!

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Protein Pudding | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #pudding #rebbl

5-Minute Spiced Vanilla Protein Pudding

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Ingredients

For the vanilla pudding:

  • 12 ounces (1 bottle) REBBL Vanilla Spice Protein
  • 4 ounces plain, unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup creamy salted cashew butter
  • 3 soft medjool dates, pitted then soaked in hot water for 10 minutes and drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch fine sea salt

For the coconut whipped cream:

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk*, refrigerated for 24 hours
  • 2 tablespoons vegan powdered sugar (or a few pinches of powdered stevia)

For the garnish (optional):

  • chopped pecans
  • fresh fruit
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • cinnamon sticks

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 mins

5-minute, 7-ingredient vegan vanilla pudding that's naturally sweetened and packed with plant-based protein! The creamy texture and spiced vanilla flavor make this pudding great for dessert or as a post-workout snack!

Instructions

  • Make the vanilla protein pudding: Add all of the pudding ingredients to your blender. Turn it to low speed and slowly increase to high speed, blending until smooth. Portion into serving dishes and place in the fridge to keep chilled while you prepare the coconut whipped cream. The blended chia seeds will thicken the pudding in a matter of minutes.
  • Make the coconut whipped cream: Open the can of coconut milk and scoop out the top layer of solid coconut cream into the bowl of a stand mixer. (side note: save the remaining coconut liquid for smoothies!) Mix the coconut cream and powdered sugar on low speed until combined, then crank it up to high speed for 1 more minute until light and fluffy.
  • To serve: Add a generous dollop of coconut whipped cream on top of the vanilla puddings. Garnish with chopped pecans, fresh fruit, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, and a cinnamon stick.

Notes [2]

*I used Trader Joe’s full-fat, canned organic coconut milk. You can use your favorite brand, but be sure to stay away from coconut milks with stabilizers and gums because the cream won’t separate even when refrigerated.

Leftover coconut whipped cream can be stored in a container in the fridge for 5-7 days. The whipped cream will harden when cold, so mix it on high speed until it’s light and airy again before using.

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  1. Jessica says

    What a brilliant way to get more protein! I love that you added it to pudding. That makes my after gym snack much more exciting!

    1. So much better than a boring protein shake, right? 😉

  2. Lucy says

    We’re having a warm spell where I live but I’m also dreading winter and it getting dark early. I think this vanilla spice pudding would help though. 😉 It looks so festive and pretty! <3

    1. Thank you, Lucy! I didn’t necessarily intend for the pudding to turn out so festive, but it works! I’m also loving the red/green colors and cozy cinnamon. <3

  3. Jocelyn says

    I just saw the REBBL drinks when I was in the city last weekend. I knew I should have picked some up! Next time I will and I know what I’ll be making. Pinned!

    1. Aw, too bad you missed the REBBL elixirs and proteins. Next time stock up (and then report back on what you think of them, okay)! 😉

  4. Sally says

    Love love love this recipe Amanda! I’m excited to make it this weekend! For what it’s worth I say buy whatever keeps you warm in winter. At the end of the day people are mostly busy worrying about themselves to notice anyway. 🙂

    1. I think you are so right about people being more concerned with themselves. I ended up buying a warmer coat and winter boots and I’m very happy I did!

  5. Rebecca says

    This is so very lovely and festive!

  6. Ana says

    For anyone making this pudding who usually doesn’t like chia seeds: give this blended version a try. I’m not usually a fan of the chia seed texture but I made this vanilla pudding today and it is so good! Thank you Amanda for tipping me off to a new way to prepare chia seeds!

    1. That’s so great, Ana! I’m also not the biggest fan of chia texture, so I’m happy to share this blended method for others who feel similarly.

  7. Barbara says

    I HATE being cold so I can sympathize with you wanting to buy very unglamorous long underwear. lol I forego fashion in the winter for being warm enough. I agree with Sally that most people don’t even notice!

    I’m pinning your protein pudding to make asap. I just started working out again and need to increase my protein.

    1. Ugh, yes being cold is the worst!

      Very awesome that you’re getting back into working out! I think you’re going to love this protein pudding as a post-workout treat. Aaron and I are obsessed with REBBL’s Protein Drinks. The texture is really smooth. I don’t know how they do it. 🙂

  8. Mary says

    Your photography is so pretty in this recipe. I think this pudding would make an excellent “healthy” dessert for the holiday season when it’s cookie and pie overload. Thank you for sharing it, Amanda.

    1. Good idea! It’s always nice to have a more wholesome dessert option available. <3

  9. Ben says

    Gorgeous recipe, thanks a lot for sharing. And awesome pics too!

  10. Ashley says

    Thank you for the recommendation to try the Rebbl drinks. We picked some up over the weekend and both me and my boyfriend love them! We’ll definitely be making your pudding recipe soon.

    1. That’s great, Ashley! I actually need to replenish my REBBL stash because we’re all out at the moment (so sad!).

  11. Margot says

    This pudding looks sooooo good! Your post took me back to pudding snacks at lunch time when I was little, except those puddings weren’t anywhere near as good for me. lol I’m pinning this to make very soon. Thanks Amanda!

    1. Omg, yes, pudding snacks! So much better than jello, right? 😉 Thanks for sharing that memory, Margot. <3

  12. Debbie says

    I know most people eat pie around thanksgiving, but I think this pudding is 100% the way to go! Thank you for providing such a healthful alternative to sugary sweets. Have a good day, Amanda!

  13. Kate says

    I made this as a snack after a long run and it was soooo good. I’m really glad you told me about Rebbl – my new favorite drink! 🙂

    1. Yay! I bet the pudding tasted incredible after a long run.

  14. Abby says

    Oh girl, you were right about these REBBL elixirs. They are SO good! I’m obsessed now. I need to try your pudding next – it looks divine! <3

    1. Team REBBL all the way! <3 I hope you'll have the chance to enjoy some protein pudding really soon, Abby.

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