Your post-workout snack is about to get super deluxe. We took the rich, chocolaty flavor of Openfit Recovery Post-Workout Formula and turned it into a luscious Chocolate Banana Pudding that will make you want to lick the bowl clean.
Thick, creamy, and silky smooth, this post-workout pudding packs 35 grams of fast-absorbing protein. When you eat it within 30 minutes after you finish exercising, it can help those worked muscles recover faster and repair with less soreness.*
Also, if you are prone to reach for something — anything! — to satisfy that burning hunger after a workout, having this pudding ready to go can help prevent the bad choices we sometimes make when we’re STARVING.
Want to taste this delicious Chocolate Banana Pudding, but don’t have Openfit Recovery yet? You can get it here.
How to Make Chocolate Banana Pudding
This simple recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and we think you can knock it out in under five. Simply add all of the ingredients — Greek yogurt, banana, rice milk, Openfit Recovery, and powdered peanut butter — to a blender or food processor, and pulse until smooth.
Go ahead and devour it right away, or make it before you start your workout and let it chill in the fridge while you sweat.
Chocolate Banana Pudding
- ¼ cup (2 Tbsp.) reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
- ½ large banana cut into chunks
- ¼ cup unsweetened rice milk
- 1 scoop Openfit Recovery Post-Workout Formula
- 1 Tbsp. powdered peanut butter
Place yogurt, banana, rice milk, Openfit Recovery, and powdered peanut butter in a food processor; cover; pulse until combined.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
How Long Does the Pudding Keep?
If you want to make this Chocolate Banana Pudding part of your meal prep, you’re in luck. It can last in the fridge for up to four days in an airtight container. To prevent a dried-out skin from forming, Cameron Fiorenza, BS-NDTR, Culinary and Nutrition Specialist at Openfit, recommends laying plastic wrap directly onto the pudding’s surface to create a seal.
Can I Use Almond or Oat Milk Instead of Rice Milk?
Sure! This Chocolate Banana Pudding can be made with any type of unsweetened nondairy milk you prefer.
Note that different alternative milks contain varying amounts of protein, fat, and natural or added sugar, so the nutritional information of this recipe could change based on the milk you choose.
How Do I Choose a Powdered Peanut Butter?
We love putting peanut butter in everything from puddings to smoothies, and sometimes directly into our mouths. But it totally bums us out that just one tablespoon of peanut butter has a whopping 8 grams of fat and 96 calories. Rude.
That’s why we like powdered peanut butter (aka peanut flour) for this recipe. Made from roasted peanuts that have been pressed to remove most of their oil, then ground into powder, it has about 85% less fat than regular peanut butter.
Some brands add salt and sugar or other sweeteners, so check the ingredients before you buy. Ideally, you will find one that is made from just roasted peanuts, like this one.
If not, Fiorenza suggests looking for a powdered peanut butter that has less than five grams of added sugar per serving, and more than seven grams of protein. He adds, “If it is higher in fiber than other brands, that is great, too!”
Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.