Pumped Up Pudding Recipe

I’m pretty happy I decided to join Meg in her October challenge of having a a different breakfast everyday of the month! Happy because it brought me to today’s recipe.  I was pleasantly surprised how creamy and thick this came out.   And it kept me full all morning at work so that’s a major win!


Pumped Up Sweet Potato Pudding

Serves 1

  • 1 medium sweet potato, cooked.  (about 1 cup cubed)
  • 3 oz of pressed tofu (i used extra firm)
  • 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 liquid of choice*
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Any toppings you’d like. I went with cacao nibs for some crunch:)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.

* I started with 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk and then added about 1/4 of water to help it blend.

I loved this exactly how it was, just slightly sweet and extra nutty:) But if you prefer things a little sweeter add in your preferred sweetener.  I bet 1 or 2 dates would be awesome!

Who knew pudding could be so satisfying with a wonderful balance of nutrients including over 16 grams of protein!

Too bad I have 27 days to go until I have this for breakfast again! Although this would be great any time of day.

Some may find this strange, but I just find it good;) #strangebutgood

Try it out and let me know what you think!

In other news, I’m looking forward to the weekend because I will be taking part in a Color Run along with some of my family members:)  The run is to raise money for those hurt by wildfires in our area this year, which sadly is a lot of people.  It should be a fun event though and I’m really looking forward to it:)

I hope you all have a great weekend too!




WIAW #2: Cool Summer TrEATs

It  has been sooo hot here lately!! But I’m not complaining.  I know it doesn’t last long so I have to savor it before it gets cold again!! Today I’ll share with you some of the foods I’ve been loving lately to try and beat the heat:) But before I do that and I want to share some fun pictures with you!

My friend Rachel asked Dom and I to join her and her husband for a 4th of July themed photo shoot just to add to her amazing portfolio (check out her work here!)  I loved them all but here are just a few pics from that night:




Love this girl!

Alright well moving on to the food stuff.

When you need a sweet healthy treat to cool you off give these a shot:

2013 015Frozen peanut butter filled dates!  

So yummy and so easy.

Simply take as many dates as you want to freeze at a time, slice one side open, fill with a little peanut butter (about 1/2-1 tsp each) place in a container with a lid and freeze.  When you need just a little treat during the day, or before a workout, or whatever have 1 or a few!  Even though there is no chocolate involved they taste like reese’s cups to me when they are frozen.  No joke!! Try them and let me know if you agree!

The next thing I’ve been loving at all times of day are smoothies!!  I had this one after my workout this morning and loved it!!  It has a great balance of carbs and protein to help you build lean muscle after exercise.  And the added oat bran gives such a great smooth texture.

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Nectarine Banana Smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1/2 nectarine
  • 1/2 banana, frozen if possible
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond coconut milk or water
  • 1 scoop plant based vanilla protein powder
  • 3 TB of oat bran
  • 1/2 tsp of spirulina or handful of spinach
  • 4 ice cubes
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

1.  Place everything in the blender except ice and blend, add ice and blend until smooth!

2.  Add a little more oat bran on top for some texture:)

Hope you will try these out!  And as always let me know what you think!

Have a fabulous day!

What are your favorite summer foods?