Protein pudding is something that is common in contest prep because it’s easy to make and you can combine it well with your protein powder for something a little more filling than a basic shake. And since I’m on the topic of pumpkin today (see previous recipe), I’ll share my yummy Casein Pumpkin Protein Pudding with you, so you can enjoy, too!
It’s very easy and contains no added sugar or gluten, packs a ton of slow-digesting casein protein to snack on between meals or right before bedtime. And since pumpkin is a naturally low-carb clean food source, it’s great for those following that type of diet. Also, the recipe contains flaxseed meal which is a great source of healthy fats and plenty of fiber. Sometimes, when I want to be extra indulgent, I use the pudding as a spread or topping for pancakes, french toast, or a slice of Ezekiel Bread.
Have fun adding flavors or ingredients if you like, but here is the basic recipe…
Casein Pumpkin Pudding
(makes about 4 servings)
1 can of organic pumpkin
2 TBSP of PB2 powdered peanut butter
2 TBSP golden flaxseed meal
1 scoop (or 1/4 cup) vanilla casein powder
15 drops Vanilla or English Toffee liquid stevia
1/2 tsp maple extract
Almond milk, as needed
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well until creamy and thick like a dough. Add almond milk 1 tsp at a time until it is an acceptable pudding consistency. I like mine a bit thick like cookie dough for ease of spreading on other things, but if you like it creamier, keep adding almond milk until you get the consistency you’re lookin’ for.
Sprinkle a few bits of granola or muesli on top for a breakfast meal or add in nuts. You can put it in a bowl and dip graham crackers in it for a healthy snack. You can spread it between toast, on a pancake, or just eat it right out of the bowl, as I find myself doing from time to time 😉
The final product is so versatile and contains such great nutrients, it could really be whatever you wish. I’ll call it a pudding for now, but whatever you call it, it’s damn tasty!
Goodnight for now,