Do you know, what’s a big trend is in the German food market right now? Protein puddings! These convenience protein puddings have spread like wildfire and now every dessert manufacturer, supermarket and discount store has made its own high protein pudding. For this reason, I figured it couldn’t be that hard to make. And guess what, making your own protein pudding is easy as pie. Therefore, today I want to show you the basic 3 ingredients protein pudding recipe. Additionally, I also have a little bit fancier variation to share with you in this post. So, without any further ado, let’s dive in.jump to recipe
The High Protein Trend
Protein is nowadays probably the most noticed macronutrient. Because no matter what diet philosophy people are following, eating enough protein is an important rule in every diet.
And of course, the food industry has noticed this as well. More and more often they are now trying to lure us into buying high protein products. On the one hand, I think it’s great. Because with such an easy access to healthier products, it is easier for everyone to eat more balanced in their everyday life.
Honestly, I often used to grab a bar or high protein pudding during my lunch break to counter those cravings for cake and chocolate in a more balanced way.
Is there a downside?
However, you should also put these so-called high protein products through to the acid test. And by that, I mean, just always take a look at the nutritional values and ingredient list. Because the slogan high protein or protein-rich is primarily a marketing trick.
And far too often, those products aren’t really as healthy as they’re advertised to be. Or almost worse: as soon as the high protein label appears on the package, it costs twice as much. And far too often, it has almost the same nutritional values as the original product.
That’s why I always say, eyes on when buying those things or just simply make our snacks at home. The bottom line is that it’s always smarter to prepare healthy snacks yourself. And especially those puddings are extremely easy to make by using this three ingredients protein pudding recipe.
Ingredients for the Protein Pudding Recipe
The quantities, as they are given in the recipe below, are equal to one serving. However, feel free to double or triple them, depending on how many servings you want to prepare.
Just to mention, I always base portion sizes on my personal dietary needs (presumably those of the average woman). However, you or perhaps one of your fellow eaters may need more (or less) than I do.
Ingredients for the Basic Protein Pudding Recipe
- 20 grams of vegan protein powder (with flavor of choice)
- 200 milliliters of unsweetened almond milk
- Seven grams or two and a half teaspoons of cornstarch
Alternatives & Substitutions
First of all, you can vary the protein pudding recipe by choosing your vegan protein powder. With a chocolate protein you’ll get a chocolate pudding, with vanilla you’ll get a vanilla pudding, and of course with salted caramel you’ll get a salted caramel pudding.
I prefer to use a vegan protein powder for the protein pudding recipe because I digest it way better. However, you can also prepare it with a Whey protein. Just make sure to use 15 to 17 grams or about 2 tablespoons of starch instead of 7 grams.
And if you are now wondering whether you can prepare your protein pudding without protein powder, then I have good news for you. It works just the same. Instead of protein powder, you can use powdered peanut butter for instance and about 20 grams or 2.5 tablespoons of starch.
Or you can also use a plant-based protein milk. Simply boil this protein milk with some vanilla extract and 20 grams of starch and thus conjure up a vegan protein pudding without protein powder.
Make Your Own Protein Pudding with This Protein Pudding Recipe!
Making your own protein pudding is easy as pie. First, put your cold milk, protein powder and starch (once again 7 grams for vegan protein powder, 15 to 17 grams for whey protein or 20 grams without protein powder) in a cold pot and mix them until there are no more lumps.
By the way, this is even easier if you first shake the protein and milk in a shaker and then mix it with the starch. Depending on whether the protein is sweetened or not, you can directly add some sweetener, for example erythritol or stevia. And of course, you can always add some vanilla extract.
Now bring the protein pudding slowly to a boil while stirring until the mixture has reached a pudding-like consistency. Take the pot off the heat and let the pudding cool a bit for a minute or two, while you keep stirring. Then pour it into a bowl and either let it cool down or enjoy it directly. If you let it cool first, you can cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent it from forming a skin on top.
And Here’s How to Modify Your Protein Pudding Recipe…
Honestly, isn’t this protein pudding recipe easy to make? And since it’s so simple you can easily make your own version of it. But in case you need some further inspiration for this, I have a to layer protein pudding dessert for you.
This one is kind of a Reeses version since we layer a chocolate protein pudding with a peanut butter pudding and server this delicious combination with some roasted, salted peanuts and peanut butter on top.
All further details can be found in the recipe card below.
I hope you like this super easy protein pudding recipe! If so, make sure to give it a try. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comments, or send me a massage via email or Instagram (@julesbalancedrecipes).
And in case, you’ve tried this 3 ingredients protein pudding recipe, I’d appreciate your comment and rating on this recipe. It’s easy to do via the comments section below this post and it would mean the world to me.
Have fun trying it out and bon appétit,
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Protein Pudding Recipe
- 1 saucepan
- 1 whisk
Basic Recipe (ingredients for one serving)
- 20 g vegan protein powder * (~¼ cup)
- 200 ml unsweetened almond milk ½ + ⅓ cup
- 7 g cornstarch 2.5 tsp
Reeses Protein Pudding Dessert (ingredients for two servings)
- 20 g vegan protein powder – chocolate flavor ~¼ cup
- 300 ml unsweetened almond milk ~1¼ cup
- 20 g cornstarch 2.5 tbsp
- 20 g powdered peanut butter ~¼ cup
- 1 tbsp peanuts
- 10 g peanut butter (deep roasted)
- sea salt
- Add the protein powder, starch and milk to the saucepan and whisk until lump-free. Place the saucepan on the stove and heat the pudding over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until it reaches a pudding-like consistency.
- Remove the saucepan from the stove and allow to cool briefly while continuing to stir. Then transfer the pudding to a bowl and either serve it directly or let it cool covered with plastic wrap on top.
Reeses Pudding Dessert
- For the chocolate pudding combine the protein powder with half of the milk and 2.5 teaspoons until lumpfree and bring it to a boil over medium heat while stirring, remove from heat and cover the surface with some foil.
- Repeat the process for the peanut butter pudding by mixing the powdered peanut butter with the reamining milk and cornstarch until lumpfree. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring, remove from the heat and cover the surface with some foil as well.
- Roughly chop the peanuts, place in a pan with a little bit of salt and roast them over medium heat for a few minutes. Pour the chocolate and peanut pudding layer by layer into two small jars. Top with the peanut butter and the roasted peanuts to serve.
- calories: 117 kcal
- fat: 2 g
- carbohydrates: 7 g
- protein: 17 g
- calories: 188 kcal
- fat: 7.6 g
- carbohydrates: 12 g
- protein: 17.1 g