Hi my name is Robin and I’m a snackaholic. No seriously… I’m a total grazer & I’ve always been. That is until this recipe became my breakfast of choice.
A little history. I’ve loved playing around with tofu in pudding-type recipes like this one that my daughters love. But I recently received my macronutrient plan & it was apparent that my feasting on fruit was spurring on my incessant snacking. I needed to base my meals heavier in protein. So I had my history of whipping up chocolate tofu pudding recipes. And my friends Georgie & Darren over at VeganFitness kept sharing their tofu ice cream and it was like the food Gods were speaking to me. I needed to whip up a combo recipe of the two and I’m so glad I did.
I made this protein-dense recipe last Wednesday and I blown away at how full I was feeling. Like crazy full! What the what? By Thursday I bagged my planned meals and just ate when I felt hungry. I ate my tofu pudding at 9a post workout and didn’t eat again till 4. I just wasn’t hungry. No snacking just drinking plenty of water. It was crazy. I repeated this day after day, tweaking the recipe and still no eating till late in the day. I’ve been feeling energized and best of all… satiated. It’s great! I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. And please don’t be turned off by the word tofu. I promise, it’s almost indiscernible.
1 block of silken tofu (1 lb), drained
1 frozen banana or 1 cup frozen berries/fruit of your choice
1 scoop of vegan protein powder (I prefer vanilla or chocolate Vega Protein)
1-2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon of almond or vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of ground flax seed meal
Frozen or fresh fruit
Powdered peanut butter
Approximate calories: 510 calories
Into your high powered blender add your ingredients (minus toppings) and blend on high until creamy and well incorporated. I typically stop to scrap the sides down then blend again. Spoon into a bowl and top with optional toppings you prefer. Enjoy!
I finished out last week doing 6 days of workouts with a rest day on Saturday. This week looks like this so far:
Sunday: 23.24 mile trail bike ride
Monday: 1h elliptical, 1h treadmill, weightlifting legs
Wishing you a blessed week!
— Knead to Cook