Due to not going grocery shopping in about two weeks (t
hanks mom.) I have no cottage cheese or greek yogurt on hand for my night time casein fix. I’d like to present you with my “kitchen sink” dessert.
Chocolate Tofu Pudding:
- 3 oz (serving) of tofu – silken or firm works
- 1-2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- stevia to taste
- 1/4 banana (optional) Just makes it more creamy
- few ice cubes
- xanthan gum (optional)
- 1 T whey/casein protein (vanilla or chocolate)
Mix till pudding consistency then eat it right away or let it sit in the freezer for 15-45 minutes.
Then top with what ever you wish! After i took this, i topped mine with Peanut butter & co white chocolate wonderful, coconut oil, more cinnamon and 1/2 of my protein reeses i posted on my instagram.
Quick background; in case you weren’t aware, casein is a slow digesting protein, unlike whey which digests in a couple of minutes. It is best to eat before bed, to fuel broken down muscles and help them recover while you sleep. Casein usually takes about 7 hours to brake down, making it a perfect treat before bed! Casein can also be found in meats, eggs, dairy products and as supplements (powders).
If you’re a vegetarian/vegan or don’t eat meat/dairy for what ever reason, protein before bed is the next best thing. It makes you feel full and still helps your muscles recover. Which is where my beloved tofu comes in 🙂 I hope you guys try this out!