Some think flexible dieting means that I should be able to use my carbs for whatever I want, but that is far from the truth. When you start to get into what I call poverty macros, you have to hit your fiber count before even thinking about indulging. I have said it time and time again, One of my biggest struggles during prep is my sweet tooth. Most things I want that are sweet, have WAY too many carbs and not enough fiber for my macro count.
When I get to this point in prep, is when the kitchen experiments begin. Chocolate has been my vice over the past couple of weeks. Last year I lived on a version of protein pudding. It consisted of Fage Greek yogurt, Sugar free instant pudding mix, and my favorite protein powder, Nitrox Pro. Delicious? Absolutely, but still very carb filled.
So, I decided to cut out the Fage and just make the Protein pudding with the basics. All you need to make this Protein Power Pudding is a bowl, scale to measure out your ingredients, Vanilla Nitrox Pro (I choose this protein for the perfect flavor and outrageous amount of protein per serving 41g), and of course Sugar Free Instant Pudding Mix. My favorite flavors are Chocolate, Cheesecake, and Butterscotch. Today I am using chocolate.
I did 2 servings of the pudding mix in this bowl. Mainly because I had a ton of carbs available and I was hungry ha ha. Typically I use just one serving, which is 10g.
On top of the pudding mix, add one serving of the Nitrox Pro. I use one serving, whether I am doing a small batch or larger one. It doesn’t change the texture or flavor at all.
Next, add water and mix till you get the consistency and thickness that you desire.
Once complete, you have a delicious snack with AWESOME macros!!! This double pudding serving is just 232 Kcals 41g of Protein, 1g of Fat, 16g of Carbs, and 2g of Fiber.
Even more awesome, is you can do a ton of things with pudding! My family takes a lot of hikes. I typically pack those Snack Pack puddings that you see at the grocery store, for Zoe. For me, I pack up a serving of this in a small container and having my own Power Protein Pudding snack. You can also Freeze it in a Popsicle mold for pudding pops. It’s my favorite pool side treat!!! (note I add more water to make it a little thinner for the pops)
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