Here is an easy no-bake recipe to make healthy vegan protein puddings, with strawberry and chocolate flavour. All the proteins come directly from non-processed plant-based ingredients, so no protein powders used! You can enjoy this pudding after dinner as a dessert, at breakfast, or after an intense gym session to build up those muscles.
Our goal was to make a refreshing treat that was simple to prepare, and that would bring as much benefit to your body as possible. Here's how we have done that:
We prepared this pudding without added sugars.
Instead of adding in refined sugars, we have used naturally-sweet strawberries and bananas.
We minimized fats.
Vegan recipes often use coconut milk to make things creamy. To keep fats to a minimum, we have replaced coconut with silken tofu.
Silken tofu is easy to blitz into a smooth and creamy paste. It also has 40 times fewer saturated fats than coconut. Moreover, unlike coconut, tofu has such a subtle flavour, that you won't even notice it's there.
We packed it with plant-based proteins.
Why use artificial protein powders when nature provides everything we need? To make this pudding super rich in proteins, we have used chia seeds, silken tofu, and almonds.
Tofu is an excellent addition to a vegan diet. It's a great source of complete proteins, unlike most other plant-based foods whose proteins don't have all the nine essential amino acids your body needs.
Then we have chia, with tiny seeds that pack a big punch. A single cup of chia gives you 5g of proteins and 11g of fibres, in less than 150 calories. Moreover, chia seeds are an excellent plant-based source of omega-3 fats. These fats keep your heart healthy by reducing the number of triglycerides in your blood.
Almonds are a staple in our kitchen. Apart from being a good source of proteins, these nuts have a ton of vitamins and minerals. Plus, they taste amazing.
We kept it simple: it's ready in less than 10 minutes of work.
The result? A healthy pudding with less than 5% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) for carbs but a whopping 25% for proteins! Plus, just 13g of fats (predominantly healthy fats from almonds and chia), 8g of fibres, and lots of vitamins.
Like most other plant-based recipes, our chocolate and strawberry pudding keeps very well in the fridge, for up to a week. So make some more, and keep it ready to satisfy your post-gym protein needs!