Chocolate Banana Pudding With Openfit Recovery

Chocolate Banana Pudding With Openfit Recovery

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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 36 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.

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Chocolate Banana Pudding

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
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Chocolate Banana Pudding

This post-workout chocolate banana pudding packs 36 grams of fast-absorbing protein to help you recover after your workouts.

Course Snack
Keyword Chocolate Banana Pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 292 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup 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

Instructions

  1. Place yogurt, banana, rice milk, Openfit Recovery, and powdered peanut butter in a food processor; cover; pulse until combined.

  2. Serve immediately or store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.

Recipe Notes

  • Don’t forget, hydration is important post-workout, so enjoy this pudding with a refreshing glass of water.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Banana Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 280mg12%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 36g72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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, 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!”

Chocolate Banana Pudding

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.

About

Kirsten Morningstar is Openfit’s Senior Culinary Content Editor and chief recipe developer. She has been a culinary content creator for more than a decade, working as a recipe developer, meal plan guru, food stylist and photographer, and writer for private clients and companies including Openfit, Livestrong, FitPlan, and Beachbody. When she’s not testing recipes or having dance parties with her toddler, she is planning her next long-distance hike across Spain. Find her on Instagram .

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