This is my recovery pudding based on Brendan Brazier's Chocolate Recovery pudding (link below). I have it after my workout but its so yummy you can enjoy having it anytime. It's so refreshing to have when its really cold!
I used to use ground flaxseed in my recovery pudding but I now use Hemp Hearts after learning they are much higher in omega 3 and they have omega 6. They also help prevent inflammation. 2 tablespoons of Hemp Hearts has as much protein as 1 large egg!
For a soy free option reduce the strawberries to 1 cup and replace the half cup of tofu with 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk. The texture will be more like a smoothie instead of the thicker tofu version but it will taste just as good and have the same benefits.
1 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen (for natural sugar)
1/2 cup firm tofu (for protein, calcium)
1 small ripe banana, frozen* (for electrolytes)
2 Tbsp Hemp Hearts (for protein, omega 3+6, inflammation)
1 tsp vanilla extract (for favour)
Put all the ingredients in a food processor. Don't blend, just let everything sit in there. Then I do my workout. By the time I'm done with my workout, stretching and putting way my workout stuff, probably an hour and fifteen minutes has gone by. The banana and strawberries are then semi-thawed, ready to blend until smooth.
Or you can make this after your workout or anytime very quickly. Just nuke your strawberries for 30 seconds (time based on using sliced strawberries) in a bowl then add to food processor, next in the same bowl add banana and nuke it for 20 seconds. Add it along with the rest of the ingredients to food processor and blend till smooth. Make about 2 cups. Serves 1 - 2.
*Always keep ripe, frozen, bananas and frozen, sliced, strawberries in your freeze so you will always have when needed. When freezing bananas take the peel off before freezing. Make sure they are ripe before freezing them. A ripen banana will have speckles of brown on it. A ripe banana will have flavour and sweetness to it which a hard, all yellow banana will not. The best reason for only eating ripe bananas is.......
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