If you need to work some extra protein into your day, Chocolate Protein Pudding is a delicious way to do it. Although it is great for breakfast, it can also make a yummy dessert and even makes a great post-workout snack. Silken tofu is the main protein source. It has a smoother, less beany taste than regular tofu. It works well in desserts, smoothies and other recipes calling for a sweeter taste, which makes it perfect for this pudding. A bonus is that tofu is also a good source not only of high-quality protein, but also of many other nutrients, including calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and selenium.
You can use any protein powder, but to keep this recipe vegan, a plant-based protein like Pathway Plant Protein is an excellent choice. In every serving it has a whopping 21 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of sugar, 9 grams of branched chain amino acids and glutamine, plus a blend of digestive enzymes. Plant Protein is also a rich source of omega 3 essential fatty acids. It is available in chocolate and vanilla. To make this recipe even more decadent, I would recommend the chocolate flavor.
Chocolate Protein Pudding
• 1 package silken tofu
• 1 scoop protein powder
• 1 ripe banana
• 2 tablespoons Carob powder or cocoa powder, unsweetened
• 1/2 tsp of vanilla
• Dash each of cinnamon and nutmeg
• 1/4 to 1/2 cup maple syrup (to sweetness you prefer)
Place all ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth. Refrigerate one hour. Serve as is or with a topping of granola.
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