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Chocolate PB & Banana Pudding

Serves 2


    If your mornings are more storm than calm, this make-ahead chocolatey pudding is your answer to a nutritious start to the day even when in a time crunch. Silky soft tofu provides body to the pudding as well as satiating plant-based protein, but its neutral flavour allows all the peanut butter and banana essence to shine through in each spoonful. And you should know that this pudding is also a smart post-workout snack to help your body recharge.


    You can swap out crunchy cacao nibs for grated dark chocolate or top your breakfast pudding off with your favourite granola and a handful of berries.

    Power powder

    Made from whole roasted nuts that have been pressed to remove most of the oil and then ground into a fine powder, peanut butter powder is a stealth addition and a boost of lower calorie nutty flavour in puddings, smoothies, pancakes, muffins, and your breakfast oatmeal. Ideally, use versions with no added sugars.


    Chocolate PB & Banana Pudding


      • 1/3 cup (80 mL) unsweetened dairy-free milk of choice
      • 1 - 10 oz (300 g) package silken soft tofu
      • 1/3 cup (80 mL) peanut butter powder
      • 1 ripe banana
      • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) cacao powder
      • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
      • 6 Tbsp (90 mL) chia seeds
      • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) cacao nibs


      Per serving:

      • calories355
      • protein18g
      • fat18g
        • saturated fat5g
        • trans fat0g
      • carbohydrates42g
        • sugars15g
        • fibre17g
      • sodium90mg



      In blender container, place milk, tofu, peanut butter powder, banana, cacao powder, maple syrup, and vanilla, and blend until smooth. Divide mixture between 2 wide-mouth jars and stir 3 Tbsp (45 mL) chia seeds into each jar. Seal shut and chill overnight to thicken.


      When ready to serve, sprinkle on cacao nibs.



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