So this is what I made after I got back from the gym tonight, which was a much needed sprints and lifting session after the amazingly fun disaster that was Fourth of July weekend... To me it seems genius because it's the perfect mix of carbs and protein, which is great for post-workout recovery. The protein adds the perfect amount of sweetness, and you could definitely do variations with protein flavors...I am sure vanilla or any other flavor would be just as delicious. There are lots of things that you could do with this mix, and it gets very thick and firm the longer you keep it in the fridge! It would make a great pudding, crustless pie, frosting, you get the picture , use that imagination. When I have time, I will post a full recipe for one of these but for now I experimented with sticking some of the mixture in muffin cups in the oven...and it turns out you get a great little baked and bronzed cake of flan consistency...who knew!! Here is what I did:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Tofu Mousse
16 oz Firm Tofu (I used the big tub of the kind they sell at Costco)
2 scoops chocolate peanut butter Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder (again, pretty much any kind works)
1 medium banana
1/2 cup almond milk (also could substitute coffee!! will try next time)
1 heaping tablespoon Cacao powder (note the difference between Cocoa powder- you can use either, but Cacao is much healthier and minimally processed with little sugar)
That's it! Blend it up and you have yourself a great snack/dinner/breakfast that can last you for a couple of days. obviously this can be made in varying quantities, and the opportunities are endless! If you need something a little sweeter, add a drop of honey or some flavored yogurt. You could add flaxseed, peanut butter, other fruits...just make sure to keep the consistency so that it still firms up in the fridge.
Now if you're brave and want to try to make some flan cakes out of this mixture...its the same recipe!
Just add a little baking powder, spray a muffin pan, and pour in the "batter." I baked mine on 350 for about ten minutes, but every oven is different so use your best judgement.
That's it! I recently made a similar mousse made of cacao and defrosted berries, but that recipe will come soon, as I pretty much have a whole year of recipes to catch up on...