Almond Joy Protein Pudding

15 Jan

There are a couple of go-to items that I reach for when it comes to ‘midnight’ or late night snacks. One of the old standbys has always been wheat toast with peanut butter sprinkled with ground flax seeds. I also have this with a cup of sleepy tea, and it has become a ritual for me as well as something that helps me relax from a long, hectic day.

Some of my other favorites include recipes floating around in the blog world like:

 

faux banana ‘ice cream’ (this is truly amazing; if you haven’t tried it GO NOW. I actually didn’t believe it would work until I tried)

Banana Ice Cream with One Ingredient

Source: Tastespotting

Peanut butter protein cheesecake from Dashing Dish (one of my favorite websites)

 

Peanut Butter Protein Cheesecake Mousse for One

Source: Dashing Dish

One minute chocolate cake in a mug <<< My favorite!!!!! I have perfected this recipe and it comes out with very little calories using applesauce for oil and coconut flour.

cake-forSource: Chocolate Covered Katie<<<<awesome website!

Tonight I whipped up a new recipe that I made up, and it ended up being delicious! I have been trying to cut back on calories by eating food that makes me feel full. I would rather have this filling protein before bed than carbs that my body won’t be burning off anytime soon. This is what I came up with:

Almond Joy Protein Pudding

serves 1/prep time 5 mins

Heaping 1/2 cup of non fat cottage cheese

1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder

1 packet of stevia

1/2 tbsp coconut flakes

1/2 tbsp slivered almonds

A few chocolate chips!

Place the first three ingredients in the food processor until the cottage cheese becomes light and fluffy. Scoop out with a spatula and top with toppings!

If the cottage cheese grosses you out you could always use plain greek yogurt.

almond joy

You could also modify this recipe adding banana, peanut butter, or any other yummy toppings!

Enjoy!

Question: What are your go-to midnight snacks? Any suggestions for low calorie options?

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3 Responses to “Almond Joy Protein Pudding”

  1. allisonhayes91 January 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Um, YUM! I was just looking for a snack….. 🙂

  2. powerpeanut January 21, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    If you don’t feel like processing your cottage cheese you can try whipped cottage cheese (my favorite). It has a ricotta like texture and is very creamy.

    I like to have this as a late night snack with 1/2 a scoop of chocolate casein. Add almond milk, stirring slowly. Continue adding until you get a pudding like texture.

  3. runningonpb January 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    almond joy protein pudding!?!? sooo trying!

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