Ok, this is one that you might be put off from the title of it, but trust me, you will be amazed at how delicious it is. If you are someone that really can't stand cottage cheese, then this recipe is the one for you to give a try. You don't taste it at all, it's packed with protein, low calorie, and of course tastes amazing! Give this Healthy Cottage Cheese Protein Pudding a try!
Healthy Cottage Cheese Protein Pudding
Perfect pudding, no xantham gum needed
The key thing here is to use the Macro1 Nutrition ONE Vegan Protein instead of a whey protein. If you use a whey protein, it will not end up with the same thick pudding texture that you want.
Because the ONE Vegan protein absorbs more liquid, you actually don't even need to use any xantham / guar gum to thicken it, which I find it to be much better that way. Too much xantham gum, at least for me, makes you gassy and feel a bit bloated so I like to avoid adding it too much to recipes if I can.
A bunch of flavor options
Another great thing about this recipe is all the flavor options you have. You can really add anything you want. In this particular one I used the natural vanilla protein, and then added some peanut flour for the peanut butter flavor and vanilla pudding mix.
There are tons of different sugar free pudding mix powders out there that you could give a try: chocolate, cheesecake, butterscotch, banana, pistachio, etc. I think they would all be amazing. Maybe the next one I make will be a butterscotch or chocolate protein pudding?
Endless ways to eat it
Now that I have made it a few times, I have found that there are so many fun ways to eat it. Want to add it on top of rice cakes? Delicious. Mixed into your oatmeal for a creamy protein packed addition? Go for it.
Check out the recipe!
2 scoops (64g) ONE Vegan Protein, natural vanilla flavor*
2 cups (440g) fat free cottage cheese
2 cups (480mL) unsweetened almond milk
1 package (35g) sugar free vanilla pudding mix
4 tbsp (32g) peanut flour**
*ONE Vegan works best for this recipe because it absorbs more liquid and helps make the pudding thick and creamy.
**Optional, but gives a delicious peanut butter flavor. If you leave it out, add and extra half a scoop (16g) of the ONE Vegan protein powder.
- Add all ingredients to a powerful blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Place in a tupperware container and store in the fridge for up to a week.
- You can enjoy on its own, with fruit / cereal for breakfast, or even mix into your oatmeal, top pancakes / french toast, etc.
Yield: 10 servings (½ cup each)
Nutrition per serving: 90 calories, 11 protein, 6 carbs, 2 fat