Thick, cool, creamy and loaded with protein, this healthy three ingredient low carb. high protein vanilla pudding satisfies the sweet tooth and takes minutes to whip up! Depending on which combination you use, this recipe is gluten free, vegan, paleo, dairy free and completely sugar free!
Edited to add- Hello, all.
Greetings from day two of my beach/mountain hybrid vacation. If you read my post on Saturday (which included a randomly deliciously amazing recipe), you’d know that I spoke of the first night involving a campsite with no amenities.
About an hour out from the campsite, my friend and I received a call from two of our friends who’d driven down in a separate car earlier than us. They mentioned that the campsite had been closed off, due to weather and electricity issues. We needed to reschedule the night for the way BACK which meant…..motel room service last night.
Not going to lie. I hope the campsite is closed on the way back too.
Ever heard of that before?
It’s infamous amongst the bodybuilding and weightlifting community and frankly, anyone who wants a cheats way to enjoy protein powder mixed with yogurt. If you have a scroll through Instagram, you’ll see people take this to the next level, pimping out their ‘proyo’ bowls with candy, cereal, GRANOLA BARS (seriously), and some even using it as a blank canvas to pretty much top it with a sandwich.
Not even kidding.
I’ve been a fan of mixing Greek yogurt with protein powder and topping it with some of this granola, and leave it as that. If I was being fancy, I may have added some of this nut butter but really, it was my poor man’s pudding/creamy something substitute.
Saying that, something I preach constantly on here (and those who have tried multiple protein powders before) is that NO PROTEIN POWDER IS CREATED EQUAL.
If you need some proof, go to your local health food store and buy single serve sample packs of a variety of protein powders (whey, casein, blends, paleo, pea etc). Then, buy individual containers of Greek yogurt and be presented with a VARIETY of textures- From thick and creamy to sticky and drippy.
“I don’t eat dairy!”
“I don’t like Greek yogurt. I only like plain yogurt!”
Don’t worry…I gotcha covered.
You might remember from this post that I tried it out with a variety of bases (Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, coconut yogurt, lite coconut milk, full fat coconut milk and soy yogurt) and the four main types of protein powder (brown rice vegan, casein, paleo and whey).
The biggest issue is the texture, as mentioned earlier. No one wants soupy ‘pudding’ so we will include my secret weapon……Coconut flour.
A mere tablespoon of this magic grain free flour can take a soupy ‘pudding’ into something thick and satisfying.
Bonus? It’s that time of the month for a Protein Giveaway with my friends from Growing Naturals! I love mixing their Vanilla Brown rice Protein Powder or Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder with Greek yogurt, but I favor the vanilla one….sorry.
Unlike my other Giveaways with Growing Naturals, sending a batch of this low carb vanilla pudding probably won’t fare too well via USPS, UPS or even the holy grail which is Fedex. To combat this, if you are one of the two winners, I’ll be sending them a big batch of these Grain Free Chocolate Brownie Protein Cookies instead!
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This healthy low carb, high protein vanilla pudding uses just three ingredients and is thick, creamy and is the perfect sweet snack or pre/post workout meal, or when you want something lower in carbs! It’s completely customizable, depending on what dietary lifestyle you follow, and you can make it as thick or thin as you like, thanks to the coconut flour. It’s the kind of recipe you can enjoy immediately, or prep in advance- simply combine the night before or a few hours before consumption, and it becomes EVEN THICKER! Depending on which option/combination you use, it is naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, paleo and sugar free!
HACK! Not a fan of coconut flour? You can easily sub it gluten free oat flour or almond flour, but you’d need to double the amount. You can omit it completely, however, only the casein protein powder and brown rice protein powder, mixed with the Greek or plain yogurt came out successfully.
Hint- To the spoon test. If the spoon can stand up, you are gold.
Choose your battles.
Make this healthy three ingredient low carb high protein vanilla pudding and let’s be thankful with all the options we have today so we can ALL have pudding…vanilla style.
- 3/4 cup yogurt base (any plain yogurt of choice OR lite coconut milk OR full fat coconut milk)
- 1 scoop (34 grams) Growing Naturals Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder
- 1 T coconut flour (can sub for 2 T oat flour, almond flour, peanut flour)*
- Sprinkles (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, add your yogurt base. Add your scoop of protein powder and mix very, very well until fully incorporated.
- Depending on the yogurt base, your batter would either be very thick or very thin. Add your coconut flour and mix very well until a thick consistency remains. If one tablespoon isn't enough, slowly add in more until desired consistency.
- Enjoy immediately or refrigerate to thicken up even more.
- * You might need more than 1 tablespoon, depending on which combination you go for. Continue adding it until a thick and creamy consistency. If TOO thick, add a dash of liquid of choice.
This post is sponsored by Growing Naturals. Cheers, hugs and handshakes for supporting companies and brands which allow me to do what I’m passionate about every day, and continuing to make The Big Man’s World possible.
Ever made the infamous ‘proyo’ before?
What is your favorite yogurt topping?