A versatile evening snack: Casein Pudding

You also want something healthy that fits with your nutrition plan. Does such a magical food exist?

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Allow me to introduce you to casein pudding.

I first learned of casein pudding through the Facebook group for RP (Renaissance Periodization,) which is the nutritional programming I utilize to help me make weight for Olympic weightlifting meets.

First though, what is casein?

If we look at Examine.com (which I recommend you do whenever you’re considering a supplement) we find that casein is, “A dietary protein source with gel-forming capabilities, it is touted to be slowly absorbed in part due to slowing intestinal motility and gel-forming like fiber; adding water makes pudding.” and “Casein protein is one of the two proteins that make up dairy protein (the other being Whey Protein). It is typically known as the ‘slow’ digesting component of Milk Protein.”

Pudding vs shake?

The reason to make pudding in the evening vs. drinking a shake comes down to behavior. If you are anything like me, actually eating something is more satisfying than drinking something. Furthermore, if you make the pudding you can use a more simplified casein powder. Without the additives and sweeteners that make it taste better as a shake.

Three versions of pudding

Version 1: I need quite a few calories, not just protein but some fats and carbs as well.

No matter which version you use (except maybe 3b) you’ll enjoy the taste and be licking the bowl clean. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Dad, husband, thinker, writer, exerciser. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — Dumbledore

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