Quick Hacks: Jell-O Mix

After noticing a post on Instagram several months ago by whom… I’m not too sure about putting sugar-free Jell-O mix in your protein shakes more specifically pudding mix, though I’m pretty sure the gelatin would produce similar results, I practically own Kraft Foods. I use it so much and so often, it’s one of the main staples in my kitchen now.

I was going through my cupboards the other day to organize, take stock of current inventory and get an idea of what I may have forgotten about when I found SIX boxes of pudding mix. And that was just the cheesecake flavour; I also have white chocolate, chocolate fudge, butterscotch, vanilla, and banana cream I may or may not have a legitimate addiction to the cheesecake pudding mix.. Please.. Send help.

 

What I’ve been doing with it is simple; add 8g of the powdered pudding mix or gelatin… I have yet to try it, but I’ll let you know once I do! to your protein powder, mix with water or milk I always use unsweetened vanilla almond milk and you’ve got a wholly different animal on your hands.

The pudding mix helps to create a thicker, creamier shake and only adds 25-40 calories depending on the flavour and how much you add. I’ve found that 8g which is 1 serving size adds the perfect amount of flavour and texture; but play around with it… add more, use less.. Find what you like!

 

Try blending it up with your protein and some frozen fruit for an icy cold milkshake.

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Another trick of mine has been adding the pudding mix to my Greek yoghurt. I’ve been attempting to reduce the amount of waste I produce by moving mostly away from the individually packaged yoghurt cups and buying the big tubs of it instead. I still recycle the tubs that I don’t re-use for freezing soup and big batches of tomato sauce.

I like to use Dannon Light and Fit vanilla Greek yoghurt because it has the best nutritional stats for my personal liking. AND.. its delicious.

 

For yoghurts, I take about ½ cup of yoghurt and stir in 4g half a serving of the pudding mix. For bonus points, add some extracts to further enhance the flavour! The result is a super rich, and decadent mousse-like concoction that will blow. Your. MIND.

 

Feel free to get crazy and top it all off with your favourite granola, chocolate chippies, coconut, or dip your Quest bar in it.

Thinking about it now… I bet if you put the mix in the freezer for a few hours and stir it occasionally, it would be like…. Frozen yoghurt. OMG.

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Try it out for yourself and let me know how you like it! Has anyone tried using Jell-O gelatin instead of pudding? How was it? Comment below and tell me your favourite flavour combination!

UPDATE:
I have tried mixing ~1g half of a serving of sugar-free black cherry Jell-O with 2g of the sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix and the result was… just as magical as I had anticipated.

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for the love of food, try this today. Thank me later.

 

I try really hard to get you an accurate depiction of nutritional facts but this is using the particular brands/ingredients I prefer; please make sure that any substitutions you may use are taken into consideration when you make these recipes for yourself. MyFitnessPal is a great tool to create different foods and calculate nutritional information… USE IT! (:

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