Hey Babe! If you’re struggling to hit your protein goal, check out the recipe below for High Protein Chocolate Pudding!
I know, getting protein in is ROUGH right after surgery. Heck, even years out it can be hard to get protein in. It’s not that bariatric patients need more protein than the average person. It’s that our stomach space is smaller than the average person so we have to work harder to meet our baseline needs. And let’s be honest, we don’t always want to eat protein foods. Meat, chicken, fish, shakes, etc. it gets old real quick.
Combine that with feeling like cravings (particularly sweet cravings) are coming back in, it can feel really hard to get those needs met.
High Protein Chocolate Pudding
- 1 16 oz package of silken tofu, drained
- 4 scoops of chocolate protein powder
- 2 TBS. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1-2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 TBS. sugar-free maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. May need to add a splash or two of non-dairy milk depending on what consistency you like. Transfer into serving-sized containers and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight. Top with fresh fruit or whipped cream.
Serves: 5 servings
Serving Size: 4 oz. (1/2 cup)
Prep time: ~10 min
- Calories: 105.4kcal
- Total Fat: 2.6g
- Total Carb: 10g
- Fiber: 3.9g
- Sugar: 0.6g
- Protein: 14.6g
High Protein Chocolate Pudding Recipe adapted from My Plantiful Cooking (pictured) recreated to be bariatric friendly. Credit: Marie DiMeglio, The Sleeved Dietitian Dietetic Intern