Good morning! Howzit?
I have a new recipe for you all today! This was a smoothie gone wrong. I was attempting to make a “pudding smoothie” but it was too “pudding-like” to drink. Still tasty though. After accepting that it wasn’t going to work out the way I originally planned I decided to play with it a little more and embrace that it was meant to be pudding.
I packed this one up with some great nutrients! It’s a great way to sneak in some veggies for your precious little one that would rather pass on the greens [Z, I’m lookin’ at you. And 90% of the other 3 year olds out there 😉 ]
Chocolate Protein Pudding
© The Fitness Dish
1 ripe avocado
-1 small very ripe banana
-2 pitted Medjool dates
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1 T shredded coconut [optional if you’re not a fan]
-1 T hemp seeds
-1 small handful of raw spinach
-1/4 cup of frozen berries [I used goji berries, you can use strawberries or raspberries, etc]
-3 1/2 T raw cacao powder [or regular unsweetened cocoa powder]
1/4+ cup unsweetened vanilla Tempt hemp milk [start with 1/4 and go from there to get to get the right consistency]
-2 T raw cacao nibs [or mini dairy-free chocolate chips such as “Enjoy Life“]
-1 scoop protein powder of choice [chocolate Vega whole food optimizer is divine; the sample size packet’s at Whole Foods]
-a few drops of liquid stevia [or add another 1 T of maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice]
Place the avocado and banana in your food processor or vitamix and blend for a couple of seconds. Add the dates, cinnamon, coconut (if using), spinach and berries and sweetener. Then slowly add in the cacao and protein, followed by the hemp milk until you reach the right consistency. Top each serving with some cacao nibs. Best served chilled.
Tip: for added “fluff” add 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds and let sit overnight!
Workout to try today:
When was the last time you attempted a recipe that turned into something completely different [for better or worse]?