The Best Protein Powder Pudding
This dairy-free protein powder pudding is a dessert that you wish you knew about years ago. It is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty about doing so. I make this recipe at least once a week and hide it in the back of the fridge where no one else can find it! (Yes, it is that good.) I will admit that it takes more time and effort than most pudding recipes, but it is so worth it! These can still be whipped up in 10 minutes of active time. You will not find a protein pudding that is more rich and creamy.
If you have your doubts, let me assure you that this recipe is undetectably “healthier” than most pudding recipes. We made sure it tastes good because eating well should never be a chore. Enjoy!
DAIRY-FREE MILK POWDERS
Why should I eat protein at breakfast?
Eating protein at breakfast offers several benefits, including increased satiety, stabilized blood sugar levels, muscle preservation, and improved cognitive function. It can also boost metabolism, aid in weight management, and provide balanced nutrition.
Let’s dive into satiety a little bit more. Protein is known to be more satiating than carbohydrates or fats. Consuming protein in the morning can help you feel fuller for longer, reducing the likelihood of overeating or snacking between meals. This can be particularly beneficial if you’re trying to manage your weight. This is evidenced in a Cambridge University Press study that showed Increased dietary protein consumed at breakfast leads to an initial and sustained feeling of fullness.
How about blood sugar regulation? A protein-rich breakfast can help stabilize your blood sugar levels. When you consume carbohydrates alone, they can lead to rapid spikes and subsequent crashes in blood sugar. Protein slows down the absorption of carbohydrates, providing a more stable source of energy and preventing energy crashes. Including protein sources in your morning meal can set a positive tone for the day by promoting fullness, steady energy, and overall health.
What additions can I make to this recipe?
There are many ways of customizing your protein powder pudding. Though we suggest adding an additional date or two if you like your protein powder pudding sweeter, you can also add a smidge of honey or maple syrup. Use these sparingly to keep it as healthy as possible! One of our favorite things to put on top is nut butter such as almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter to increase the protein and fats. You can also top the protein powder pudding with fresh berries, sliced banana, or frozen fruits like mango or berries.
To get some additional energy in the morning, you can substitute half of the coconut milk for coffee, which gives the protein pudding a nice mocha flavor. Here at drink wholesome we also make mocha protein powder that can be subbed for the chocolate flavor.
Why drink wholesome?
This recipe was made with drink wholesome chocolate protein powder. It is perfect for baking. Most protein powders are not good for baking because they are made with protein concentrates and isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein.
Unlike real foods, protein concentrates and isolates are missing the nutrients that make food taste good. In other words, they turn delicious recipes into hockey pucks. With enough trial and error, you can make these protein powders work, but how much chalky pudding are you willing to make?
Another reason why drink wholesome is perfect for baking is that it is sweetened with monk fruit. Monk fruit, also known as lo han guo, is a small, melon-like round fruit native to Southeast Asia. Monk fruit sweetener is made by removing the seeds and skin, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice, which is then dried into a powder.
We use monk fruit sweetener because it has a sweetness similar to that of sugar. Artificial sweeteners and stevia, on the other hand, are either way too sweet, or have a bitter aftertaste. Order samples to experience the monk fruit sweetness for yourself. We also recently released our protein powders sweetned with maple sugar. These are proving to be a huge, gut-friendly hit!
Now without further ado, here is the best protein powder pudding recipe.
-1 cup raw cashews
-1/3 cup coconut milk
-½ cup drink wholesome chocolate protein powder
-1 tbsp chia seeds
-1 tsp vanilla extract
Boil three cups of water in a medium saucepan. Add the raw cashews and let them soak for 1 hour. Drain the cashews and add them to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend the mixture until it is creamy and smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Add more coconut (or almond) milk if you have trouble blending. If pudding is not sweet enough for your liking, a few more dates. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours, or until it is thick. Serve the pudding with a drizzle of peanut butter.
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