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Greetings, fellow Instructablans!!!

This is a recipe I've been trying to perfect over the last year or so, and I think I finally got it! My dad and brothers try really hard to stay in shape, but at the same time, are really busy providing for our big family (14 children; 13 boys and 1 girl), so I tried making something handy, healthy, and happy to their tummies! (If you want to learn more about my family, feel free to visit our website: http://www.famteam.com I have posted a photo above of our 2012 annual family Christmas photo.

So after many, many failures and some successes, I came up with this super easy and yummy recipe that my brothers and dad love!!! It is loaded with protein and low in carbs and fat. And it's gluten-free, too!

Believe me, I understand from my brothers that a lot of protein bars and shakes may be healthy, but kinda taste like "paint" or "cardboard." But, trust me, I don't eat lots of protein, but I would like this even if it wasn't healthy! :) So, I hope you enjoy it!

If it's to your liking, please vote for me in the "Gluten-Free Recipes Contest"! I truly appreciate it.


Step 1: The Things You Need!

All righty, let's get started!

Total time: Only 10 Minutes!

You will need:

10 scoops of MuscleTech 100% Whey Chocolate Protein
2 scoops of MuscleTech 100% Whey Vanilla Protein
1 package of Swiss Miss 60 calorie hot cocoa powder
1 cup skim milk
3/4 cup water
Gluten-free whipped cream
Gluten-free low fat granola

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Makes 8 custard cups. Nutrition facts for each cup:

260 calories
32 grams protein
25 grams carbs
6 grams fat

Step 2: Here We Go!

Pour scoops of both protein powders in medium sized bowl.
Pour milk and water in.
Add package of hot cocoa powder.

Step 3: Mix It Up!

Mix together with fork til it's nice and smooth. You may need to use a spatula to scrape the sides.

Step 4: Filling the Cups and Topping Them!

Divide batter between 8 custard cups. Top with gluten-free whipped cream and gluten-free granola. (My brothers even like it plain, but these toppings make them just a little more fun!

My brothers and dad like to sometimes chill theirs for a little while, so it thickens up more. If you would like to try this out, you can just put the puddings into a closed container and refrigerate for maybe an hour or so, and then I would add the toppings! And the wonderful thing about this recipe is that it will last for a week or so in the fridge, so I will often make a big batch (Maybe 2 or 3 times this amount, but of course I have 13 brothers and a strong dad!) and store it in the fridge in serving size tubs, so the guys can just grab one when they're running late for an appointment or something! It's much healthier, filling, and close to as good as that 300 calorie brownie you might grab instead! Don't worry; we still bake plenty of good, old-fashioned, treats! We all need that! This dessert just helps to satisfy that craving inside of you while being super healthy at the same time! : )

Step 5: Smiling Tummies!

Well, there you go! It's super easy and surprisingly yummy! My youngest brother, David, who is ten years old, likes it, so that's a good sign! Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my recipe, and I really hope it helps you out on any diet plan you may have!

Much love to you all,

Mary-Elizabeth
Are the brands of the muscle milk and cocoa specific or can I use other whey proteins?
Very nice job! This looks great, I may give it a try :)

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