Peanut Butter Cup Protein Pudding

I spend a lot of time in the gym. Training for my second bikini competition, I’m at the gym 6 days a week to lift heavy weights. Part of making sure that the time I spend lifting is most effective, is refueling with the proper nutrition when I finish. Why? Your body needs the carbohydrates and protein to replenish what it used and build muscle. I’m simplifying a bit, but that’s the main idea.

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Pudding #vegan #glutenfree

When I hit the gym early in the day, I almost always have a post-workout smoothie. However, I’ve been doing fasted cardio in the morning recently, so my strength session in the evening. That change in timing has me craving something a little different, something more like dessert.

That’s where this post-workout pudding recipe came in! I finished my evening workout a few weeks ago and was craving the flavors of peanut butter and chocolate. Since I didn’t have fat scheduled for my post-workout meal, I reached for my stash of peanut flour. I wanted to keep Vega protein powder in the mix for the added BCAAs and Glutamine, so I combined the two for the best of both. A little stevia to sweeten things up was all the extra flavor needed to satisfy my craving, while hitting my fueling needs!

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Pudding #vegan #glutenfree

This is one of those recipes that is almost too simple to share, but I decided that you could decide for yourself. I pair this with a pile of fresh fruit, to add whole food carbs and round out the meal. And really, who has the energy to whip up anything complicated after a good sweat session at the gym, anyway?

 

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Pudding
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 1 Serving
Instructions
  1. Mix together peanut flour and protein powder. Sprinkle stevia and mix together. Add water, a little at a time, mixing until the desired consistency. I like to make my pretty thick for a rich pudding texture, but you could add a little extra water and use it as a topping. Serve with fresh fruit for a complete snack.
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Serving size: 1

 

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Pudding #vegan #glutenfree

This is the perfect treat to refuel with after your next #MoveHappy workout. While you’re enjoying it, you can head over to this week’s official post and log your workout. You have seen this week’s amazing prizes, right?

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Questions for you:

  • Are you good about refueling after your workouts?
  • Any flavor cravings recently?

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  1. says

    Ooooh thanks heather! You know I am very very strict on myself about refueling. That is my number 1 priority when I finish my runs, workouts and especially races. It is a huge part of how I am able to keep my body performing at such a high level, and handle the mileage. This would be perfect, and I love its high in protein as that is so important! Pinning!
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  2. says

    as a peanut butter flour addict, i highly approve! i actually do this with growing naturals and add in some greens mix or gelatin!

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