This Chocolate Protein Pudding is decadent, rich, sweet and creamy―basically, it’s everything you want in a pudding. Which is pretty awesome considering it’s fewer than 140 calories and serves up 15 whopping grams of protein.
So what’s the secret behind the creamy texture and low calorie count? Get ready to have your mind blown… it’s cauliflower! That’s right: As if cauliflower wasn’t already useful enough as a replacement for potatoes in mashed potatoes, for rice in stir-fries, and for pizza crusts in, well, pizza, now it’s got another use… as the foundation for decadent desserts like this Chocolate Protein Pudding.
To achieve the dreamy, creamy perfect pudding texture, you’ll start by steaming three cups of cauliflower until it’s very tender. Then you’ll blend the cauliflower, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, milk and a few other simple ingredients together. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for two to three hours and, once it’s ready, top it with fat-free whipped cream for a seemingly indulgent treat that won’t wreck your waistline!
And while you can dive in to this palate-pleasing pudding spoon-first without any regret, you’d be well advised to log this Chocolate Protein Pudding in our free app, NuMi. That’s because when something tastes this unbelievable, it is quite easy to overdo it. And too much (even of a good thing) can lead to weight gain. In NuMi, you can log the exact amount you ate as well as what one serving of the recipe counts as (one PowerFuel, one Vegetable and one Extra). That way, you’ll always hold yourself accountable for what you ate. With NuMi, you can also log your water intake, your activity and even your weight. It really is the perfect complement to your Nutrisystem program. Find out about all the great benefits of NuMi right here >
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Calories per Serving: 136
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel, 1 Vegetable and 1 Extra
- 3 cups cauliflower florets, raw
- ½ cup fat-free milk
- 2 Tbsp. chocolate whey protein powder
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 10 drops liquid stevia
- Pinch of salt
- 4 Tbsp. fat-free whipped cream
- Steam cauliflower in a pot or in the microwave until very tender. Drain well.
- Add ingredients (except for whipped cream) to a blender and puree until smooth.
- Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
- Divide into two bowls. Top each bowl with two tablespoons fat-free whipped cream and serve.