We love this chocolate protein yogurt bowls recipe! It’s a delicious high protein breakfast idea–no eggs required!
One of those “fun” grown-up things that’s come up for me in the past few years is that I feel a lot better and have more energy in my day when I eat a high protein breakfast.
This, for me, felt super unfortch because I got REEEEEEALLY tired of eating so many eggs, and didn’t want to eat a lot of the other traditional breakfast protein options (bacon, sausage, etc.).
Enter: chocolate protein yogurt bowls.
It’s one of those breakfast ideas circulating Instagram and TikTok that’s actually as delicious as it looks! Because even though I’m not excited about eating All Eggs All The Time, I AM super excited about eating chocolate for breakfast.
These easy chocolate protein yogurt bowls make a delicious high protein breakfast that’s perfect for breakfast meal prep, healthy snacks, or a nourishing treat (protein pudding!) at the end of the day.
This protein-packed breakfast has the consistency and flavor of chocolate pudding. It’s SO easy and with so many different toppings to choose from, you have endless variations to enjoy!
Here’s all you need to make them…
3-Ingredients You need To Make This protein yogurt Bowl:
- Unflavored Plain Greek Yogurt. Greek yogurt is thick and creamy, which almost gives this chocolate yogurt the texture of chocolate pudding. I usually use fat-free or 2% lowfat Greek yogurt. (I prefer 2% to nonfat Greek yogurt!) If you need to increase your calories (strength gains, pregnancy, breastfeeding, recovery, etc.), are feeding kids, or are making this as a dessert, full-fat Greek yogurt can be lovely!
- Chocolate Protein Powder. Then, you’ll mix in some of your favorite chocolate protein powder. My all-time favorite is Vital Proteins Chocolate Collagen. Collagen dissolves more smoothly than whey protein or plant-based protein powders, and has the most neutral flavor. It’s also great for hair, skin, and nails.
- A Tiny Drizzle Of Maple Syrup Or Sweetener (Optional). Then, depending on your palate, and the sweetness of your protein powder, you may like a little drizzle of pure maple syrup, honey, agave, or your favorite sweetener of choice. I like a tiny bit (like 1/2 teaspoon) of maple syrup in mine.
Are you dairy-free Or Lactose Intolerant? No worries!
This idea also works with plant-based yogurt alternatives, like Kite Hill Greek Style yogurt, Silk Greek style yogurt, and even options with moderate protein, like Siggis plant based coconut yogurt. You can use plant-based protein powders/vegan protein powder, or use a dairy-free/paleo option, like collagen. (Note: collagen is dairy-free & paleo-friendly, but it is NOT vegan.) If you’re lactose intolerant, several brands these days provide lactose-free options! Fage and Chobani carry lactose-free yogurt and we’ve tried Simply Tera’s Lactose-Free Chocolate Protein Powder or this lactose-free option from Vital Proteins.
How To MAke Chocolate Protein Yogurt, Step By Step:
- Add Ingredients To A Bowl. In a small mixing bowl or a 2-cup meal prep bowl/jar, combine Greek yogurt, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, and a small drizzle of maple syrup (if using).
- Mix. Whisk or stir to combine until everything is fully dissolved and well incorporated. (There might be a minute where it seems like it’s not working–just keep stirring and it’ll come together shortly)
- Taste & Adjust. Then, taste the chocolate yogurt and add more sweetener, additional protein powder, some unsweetened cocoa powder, or a pinch of salt, to taste. (If you prefer a thinner texture, feel free to add a splash of milk to thin it out a bit.)
- Serve & Store. Top with your favorite goodies and enjoy right away, or store in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.
Let’s Talk Toppings! Topping Ideas For Yogurt Bowls:
- Fresh Berries. My favorite topping for chocolate protein yogurt bowls is fresh berries–fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries, fresh blueberries, and fresh blackberries are all DELICIOUS. I love to use a mix for the best flavor!
- Sliced Bananas. If I don’t have berries, I love using sliced bananas. Chocolate + banana is one of my favorite combos!
- Peanut Butter Or Almond Butter. Really any kind of nut butter or seed butter can be drizzled on these yogurt bowls. Even something that’s more of a treat, like chocolate almond butter or tahini, or Nutella!
- Cacao Nibs. These crunchy unsweetened cacao nibs add crunch, fiber, and healthy fats to your yogurt bowl. They’re great with berries or bananas! (Mini chocolate chips would also work)
- Chopped Nuts. Some toasted pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, or peanuts can all be delicious. Use what you like or what you have on hand! (Pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds, work, too!)
- Toasted Coconut. A little shredded coconut or toasted coconut chips can be lovely.
- Ground Flaxseed or Hemp Seeds. Add some extra fiber, protein, and healthy fats with a sprinkle of ground flax seed or some hemp seeds (hemp hearts).
- Granola. Keto granola, regular granola, homemade granola… whatever your preference is!
FAQ + Tips And Tricks For The Best Chocolate Protein Yogurt Bowls:
What’s The Best Chocolate Protein Powder? My favorite for flavor and texture is Vital Proteins Chocolate Collagen. It’s great for hair, skin, and nails, and doesn’t have the same chalky or gritty texture as other brands. We also like Vital Proteins Performance Chocolate which is a combo of lactose-free whey protein and collagen. The other one we use occasionally is Simply Tera’s Lactose Free Dark Chocolate Protein Powder. It’s got a really simple ingredients list–Organic whey preotein concentrate, organic cocoa, organic sunflower lecithin, organic stevia, and lactase enzyme.
Prep 2-3 Days At A Time! Whenever I mix these up, I make more than one serving at a time, while I have everything out. They’ll easily keep in the fridge 2-3 days at a time. Occasionally, there will be a tiny bit of liquid at the top of a meal prep yogurt bowl. Just give it a mix before serving and you’re good to go!
Mix Up The Flavor. Depending on your actual brand of protein powder, you may prefer to add a little bit more sweetener, some vanilla extract, or some additional unsweetened cocoa powder to play up the cocoa notes. If it’s a bit thick for your taste, feel free to thin the yogurt out with a splash of milk.
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