Protein chocolate pudding – vegan version!
Whey isolates and vegan protein powder are two completely different things, especially in making desserts!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!! I wonder if anyone felt this way before after changing from whey to plant-based protein powder. It really is not a problem if you use vegan protein powder in your smoothies. But to bake or make pancake…. my god. What a bloody nightmare!
I have been struggling to make great pancakes using vegan protein powder but it’s been very difficult indeed. I know what to do now more or less…. but I am still trying out different combination so that I can go “THIS IS IT!!!!” Unfortunately that has NOT happened yet.
Twice a week, I have been eating protein chocolate pudding as the afternoon snack. They are the most amazing thing you can ever eat and makes you feel so satisfied!!! And it is very easy to make them.
HOWEVER: what I realized few days ago was that my old batch was gone. Then I also realized that the old batch was made using hydrolyzed whey isolates powder with no lactose/casein. It even had the artificial vanilla flavor and sweeter. oh dear.
Anyways, I just had to try it. I used exactly the same ingredients except I put enough protein powder (Sprout Living’s EPIC protein powder, original flavor) to get the amount of protein I wanted. Oh. You need a lot more than I used to need. This means, it was quite foreseeable that the mixture will not be wet enough, so I had to start adding water until the mixture became very smooth.
The statistics of one portion of chocolate puddings are like these:
- Calories: 253kcal
- Fat: 118g
- Carbs: 10.6g
- Protein: 30.7g
- Macadamia milk yogurt (home made): 25ml
- Natural almond butter: 10g
- Epic protein powder, unflavored (Sprout Living)> 32g
- Cocoa powder: 10g
- Raspberries: 12g to put on top when served
and I cannot remember how much water I put in, and how my sweeter. I used organic erythritol until it became mildly sweet. I think stevia may be better. Next time I will definitely try that instead.
At this stage, I just could not really stand the powdery texture of the pudding so I decided to add something to cover this up. I have a perfect ingredient for this: COCOA NIBS!!!! Just had to grind them a bit, and voila, they are so perfect. Delicious and healthy. You just need a little bit.
All you have to do is to put them in paper mould and freeze them until you need them! So easy. Serve with some fruits.
Just to show you how I used to present my ‘old’ whey chocolate puddings, here are some examples! So pretty!
[UPDATED: 30 January 2016]
OK I had a couple yesterday. NOT YUMMY AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is this powdery texture… it is not smooth. Cocoa nibs help, but it is nothing close to the original one.
I think I have to work on something dry. Or use them in baking. Pudding is just not a good idea because it requires the batter to be silky. I think I should make protein balls. Yap, that’s what I am going to do!!!