I’ve been hyper-focused on creating the best version of myself this year. A big part of that was losing weight and getting healthy. You can read all about that journey here. Nutty Pudding has been a staple in my daily routine. It has helped me to overcome sugar cravings and provided the nutrients and protein I needed to successfully lose 45 lbs. (as of this writing anyway). In this article, I provide my Nutty Pudding Recipe, why I eat this daily, and links to all the ingredients so you can incorporate this wonderful dessert into your routine.
I was first introduced to Nutty Pudding via Bryan Johnson’s Blueprint. If you aren’t familiar with Bryan Johnson and his endeavor to spend 2 million on anti-aging/longevity, you should really check him out. He’s a tech millionaire who has the money and is willing to pay all kinds of scientists to monitor and create a perfect program for him. I don’t have the money for all that so I learn what I can from him and adapt it to my life to create the perfect program for me.
My journey with Nutty Pudding started when I was trying to create a meal plan to reverse my insulin resistance and moderately high cholesterol level. I’m not a big meat eater so I needed a way to get the protein I needed, reduce my cholesterol, and reverse my insulin resistance. While nuts have an abundance of nutrients, they are also highly caloric which makes them dangerous for me. Shit, I can buy a big can of mixed nuts and eat the entire can while watching a movie. Balance is key when it comes to nuts! This nutty pudding recipe balances my desire for sweets and nuts while providing an abundance of protein. By putting my servings in 1/2 pint jars, I’m not tempted to over-indulge.
I make 4 servings of this at a time and keep them refrigerated in half-pint jars. After my big plate of steamed vegetables for dinner, I have a serving of Nutty Pudding.
You can learn more about my Weight Loss Meal Plan here.
The Basic Recipe
The following recipe will make two 1/2 pint servings.
|1 Cup Almond Milk||30 cal|
|2 Scoops Orgain Chocolate Fudge Protein Powder||150 cal|
|2 Scoops Collagen Powder||45 cal (optional)|
|1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds||73|
|1 Tablespoon Flax Seeds||55|
|10 Raw Whole Almonds||70|
|1/2 Banana (I keep a container of frozen bananas in the freezer)||60|
|2 Brazil Nuts||60|
|5 Macadamia Nuts||100|
|1/4 of an Avocado||60|
|Broccoli sprouts (however much you want)||0|
|Total Calories||660 / 2 servings = 330 per serving (Optional ingredients not included in total calories)|
Toss all of the ingredients in a blender (I like the Ninja) and voila, nutty pudding! Pour it into two half-pint jars and refrigerate for an hour to let the chia seeds do their thing. I often make 4 or 6 servings at once and that way, I know they will last all week.
You can order most of these products in the Health & Wellness section of my Amazon Storefront here. I have many of the items on auto-delivery so I don’t have to ever worry about running out. I love auto-delivery! While prices change all the time, I’ve been surprised to discover I can often get better deals on many of these products at Amazon than at the local chain grocery store. And honestly, I haven’t had the best luck finding large bags of raw nuts at the store.
While I can’t get the bananas and broccoli sprouts delivered where I live, you might live someplace where Amazon delivers these items. If so, you might try out Amazon Fresh here.
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Did You Know I Also Have a YouTube Channel?
In the book “Outliers,” by Malcolm Gladwell, I learned it takes 10,000 hours to master a new skill. I think this is likely accurate as I’ve been making YouTube Videos for a bit now (like 3 years) and I’m just now getting comfortable enough to tell people about it. As is the case with anything we start that we haven’t done before, it’s a learning process. I’d love for you to check out my channel with this caveat – please understand, I’m still learning. : )
Options & Variations
There are many ways you could change up this nutty pudding recipe to better meet your goals and taste preferences. You could change out some of the nuts for some PB Fit which would lower the calories but may also impact the overall health benefits. Or add some cinnamon. Change out the chocolate fudge protein powder for a vanilla flavor if you don’t like chocolate. In the fall, you could even add pumpkin or your favorite herbs.
The recipe is really only limited by your imagination!
This Nutty Pudding Recipe has a high nutrient content. The avocado provides healthy fats, the banana cuts the edge off the taste of the broccoli sprouts. Broccoli sprouts are an excellent source of Sulforaphane that has all kinds of health benefits. The entire combination reduces inflammation and supports brain and thyroid function, and heart health. There are even cancer-fighting properties in this concoction. I’ve included a few links below to reputable sources listing the benefits of the various nuts included in this nutty pudding recipe.
There are conflicting reports on whether or not Collagen Powder is beneficial. At 59, I figure I can use all the help I can get regarding my skin, nails, and hair so I take the risk and incorporate it. You should do your own research and determine what is best for you.
This nutty pudding recipe has been an integral part of my personal war on sugar, insulin resistance, heart health, and cancer prevention. It tastes amazing and helps me to not only get the nutrients I need but also to keep my sugar cravings at bay. I basically feel like I get dessert every single night. Try it out and tell me what you think!
Other Recipes You Might Be Interested In
I have a couple of other healthy recipes you might be interested in and here are links to those: