Single Serving Protein Pudding

May 1st. 50 Days until summer! How has everyone been doing with gearing up and making small changes? Do we have less soda consumption? Trying new workouts? Adding in some superfoods? Taking away some not so super food?


PS-Thank you for the lovely comments on the mommy and baby photoshoot! Ashley posted a bunch more yesterday and gave me the disc with all of the images this morning. I am in love with them all and can not wait to make an album for Ella!

Let’s recap some of the posts {not to get link happy} I did in honor of making these changes that will bring you into the new season feeling healthier, more vibrant, and sexier…


{Um…I just realized I wrote March 11th 2010!?? Mommy brain much??? Not fixing it right now I’ll edit and update later.  Wow, Laury. Just wow. No one noticed apparently?}

We talked about superfoods you weren’t so sure about: such as chia seeds, hemp seedscoconut oil. and the rest of the coconut. We talked about the dangers of sugar, and a few tips on how to cut back {a special project with much more on this subject is coming soon!!!}. And of course…we did a few killer, amazing, kick ass workouts in between the recipes along the way!

Remember, you don’t have to go cold turkey or go to extremes if you are used to a certain lifestyle. If you drink one coke or diet coke a day, try cutting it in half for a few weeks. Then go less and less from there. Add in sparkling water for fizz if you need it, and add more super foods and workouts to give you the energy you seek from the caffeine. Or herbal teas. Small changes add up to big ones.

This is my favorite afternoon pick me up! I have posted a bunch of avocado pudding recipes in the past. My mousse,  and protein pudding with berries, and protein pudding with hemp.Here’s a few more super simple single serving versions. I do both vanilla and chocolate. The cacao in the chocolate pudding gives me the little boost I need on afternoons I’m dragging. The vanilla is just so creamy and rich and satisfying when I need “something”.





Single Serving Protein Pudding

1/2 small avocado {or 1/4 of a large one}

1 small ripe banana

1 Tablespoon raw cacao {or unsweetened dark cocoa powder}

1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil

10 drops of vanilla liquid stevia {or maple syrup to taste, use little as possible}

the rest of the ingredients are optional:

1 small scoop protein of choice {if you omit it  wouldn’t be “protein pudding” but still works}

handful of 70% dark chocolate chips

1 Tablespoon unsweetened almond, hemp, coconut milk

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. I like mine cold so I will stick it in the fridge for about 20  minutes.







Single Serving Vanilla Bean Pudding

1/2 small avocado

1 small very ripe banana

1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1/4 vanilla bean scraped out

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil

10 drops liquid stevia {or maple syrup to taste}


add 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 Tablespoon unsweetened almond milk


Blend all ingredients until smooth. Eat immediately, or refrigerate for 15 minutes {anything longer it starts to turn brown}


I am planning a post on oils for you all. Did you know, once heated many oils turn to trans fats? It goes beyond looking at a package and seeing “non-hydrogenated”. You could be eating trans fats and not even be aware!

Off to get some work done around the house with baby girl!

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  • Reply thehealthyapron

    Looks tasty Laury! I’ve been getting better about sugar but it’s still hard!! 🙂

    May 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply laury

      Definitely hard, but definitely worth it!

      May 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Mitchell - Home Fitness Manual

    Laury, I pretty lucky to have an avocado tree in the back of my house and have a surplus to try out your recipes. I’m always looking for ways to keep them going wasted.

    Also, great point on easing into a lifestyle change for the long-term, and not hitting the emergency brake. The latter is only going to result in a crash.


    May 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    • Reply laury

      That sounds awesome, Mitchell! I wish I had an avocado tree in my backyard 🙂

      I hope you enjoy the recipes!!!

      May 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food

    Gorgeous photo of you two girls! I’m definitely a fan of protein pudding with avocado in there.

    May 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    • Reply laury

      it’s great!!

      May 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Lori

    Hi Laury! It’s been awhile since I talked to you about adrenal stuff and Maca. I am doing better and better.
    I recently started to go no grain and have been doing low sugar for awhile too. I bought chia seeds the other day and have been using them in smoothies for omega and protein. Do you have a link to more uses for them? My smoothies have had chocolate hemp milk, chia seeds, spinach, almond milk and fruits. They are DELICIOUS!

    May 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    • Reply laury

      Hey, Lori! Great to heard from you! And so glad to hear you are enjoying chia seeds….they are a wondrous little seed with so many benefits!

      I wrote an entire post on them with A LOT of links to recipes! I am sure you will find many uses for them here:

      My favorite way to use them is soaking 2 T of them overnight with hemp seeds, oatmeal {1/4 cup), almond milk (1/2 cup) and a scoop of protein with some cinnamon. Great quick easy breakfast!

      May 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply The Delicate Place (@misathemeb)

    i’m glad i never tried to use flax oil for cooking! this vanilla pudding looks so tasty to me right now! i’m trying to go completely free of stevia right now since it tends to make me crave sweet stuff. i used up my giveaway stash and haven’t had any for ~10 days now. i cannot believe i’m able to drink hemp protein with 1/2 frozen banana but i think it’s a positive step to curbing the cravings!

    May 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    • Reply laury

      That’s great, Melissa!!! I was pretty much doing no sugar and really not using stevia at all…and now I seem to be using it much more than I really like to. I still don’t really add it to my breakfast though. But the pudding really needs it unless my banana is almost black 😉

      Definitely a positive step on your part! Good for you!

      May 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Mmmmmm…..the puddings look great!
    I have definitely made some changes for the better, especially in the area of working out. I can’t say I’ve changed any food things, but I’m where I want to be with that right now. The workout changes have made me really realize that I need more variety…and actually I’m pretty darn sore right now (yay!).
    I wish I could come down and take one of your bootcamp classes!

    May 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    • Reply laury

      Yey for being sore!! I wish you could come to my bootcamp too! It would be so much fun!!!!

      May 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Pure2raw twins

    yum! these puddings remind of us our avocado puddings. love them

    May 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    • Reply laury

      me too! I have to go see how you girls do yours!! I made my first batch a while back by accident {trying to make a berry, chocolate avocado smoothie but it came out like pudding!} and have been playing with avocado puddings ever since! LOVE them!

      May 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply maria@healthydiaries

    I know I already told you, but I LOVE the pics. They are just so precious!

    Did you see the chocolate cream pie I posted about to day (recipe coming thursday) the chocolate part is pretty much identical to your pudding recipe!! I guess great minds think alike! I can’t get enough of it.

    I’ve have only been using coconut and grapeseed oil when cooking for the past few months and I love it!

    May 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thank you, Maria! Ohhhh I am excited to see your recipe 🙂

      May 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    Yum and YUM!!!!! I am obsessed with avos and I eat a whole one every single day and I have for years. LOL. I love love love them. I am loving all of your fun healthy recipes you are posting, keep them coming since my brain is gone for now and my inspiration is at an all time low. haha!!!!! I will just copy you. Sound good?!! 😀

    May 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm
    • Reply laury

      The pregnancy/mommy brain! I still feel like I don’t have one lol. You got a few on me being a mommy of (soon to be) 4!!

      May 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit

    I always need some sort of healthy after dinner dessert. These puddings are great.

    May 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Ali

    I love making these!! The hardest part is always getting the yumminess out of the food processor ;).

    May 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Wendy Loup (@wendylikesbooks)

    I have enjoyed this series so much! Thanks for all your hard work. Can you do a post about getting your family on the healthy train (including my own self)? I have IBS, lactose problems and my body is rebelling right now. I have a hard time giving up all these things (including you know, my soda addiction) and I’m determined to turn it around before the 100 days till summer is over.

    I have a 2-year-old and I think she may have inherited some of my intolerances. If you could give tips on cooking when you work outside of the home, what to do if you are just a bad cook (me), how to convince yourself that feeling sick is not normal. I’ve had so many illnesses over the years, I’m used to having IBS problems daily so I never try to improve it through diet.

    Sorry for the long post. Thanks!

    May 3, 2012 at 10:29 am
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, Wendy. I am glad you are enjoying the series!

      I am so sorry to hear of your struggles. That can’t be easy. And no, feeling like that is not normal and you deserve better!

      I will definitely work on touching on some of the things you mentioned. A friend and I have another great project coming that we will announce in a few weeks related to this that I think you will find very helpful as well! I know you can beat the soda addiction, and find simple, easy, healthy meals for you and your family!

      Have a great night!

      May 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Susan

    Those puddings look wonderful. Will try one this afternoon. That’s scary that some oils turn into trans fats. I never knew that.

    May 7, 2012 at 7:39 am
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