Cheesecake Tiramisu Protein Pudding

Cheesecake Tiramisu Protein Pudding on TheShiksa.com #lowcarb #dessert #healthy

This post was sponsored by Visalus Vi Shake. Thank you to my sponsors for helping me to share more free recipes, crafts and food history with you!

I think a lot of you must be dieting right now (swimsuit season?), because lately I’ve been getting a lot of requests for some lighter dessert options. I considered it perfect timing when a company called Visalus contacted me about their new protein powder mix called Vi Shake. This powder is a versatile nutritional supplement that can be added to smoothies, snacks, and other dishes to add a boost of hunger-fighting protein and fiber. Visalus asked me to come up with a creative recipe using their mix. Once I tasted their Vi Shake Sweet Cream flavor, I was happy to oblige. It’s pretty tasty stuff! I decided to address the requests I’ve received and come up with a healthy, low fat Cheesecake Tiramisu Protein Pudding.

I wanted this recipe to be super easy, something you can whip up in a few minutes without much prep work. We’ve been craving cheesecake here at home lately, so a light dairy dessert was a natural choice. I used nonfat ricotta cheese and Greek yogurt (you can use lowfat for either or both if you prefer) and mixed it up with the protein powder. The mixture was somewhat sweet on its own, but I found that the addition of a little sweetener made it more dessert-like. I added vanilla and a touch of instant coffee to give it a tiramisu flavor, then dusted the mixture with cocoa powder and a sprinkle of sliced almonds for crunch. The almonds are optional; you can omit them to cut the extra fat, or if you have a nut allergy. As you’ll see below, I mixed it in a mixing bowl and “plated” it in a pretty dessert dish. No need to be that fancy if you’re in a hurry, you can mix it up in the same bowl you’re eating out of if you’re not worried about presentation. I do recommend chilling the mixture before eating, but if you are hungry you can also dig in right away… no need to wait! This makes a really filling and tasty dessert, and can also satisfy an afternoon sweet craving.

For those of you who don’t have Vi Shake on hand, or those who prefer another protein supplement, you can use any vanilla protein powder you like. To substitute, use 1/3 cup of your favorite vanilla protein powder (or a serving scoop, if a serving equals less than 1/3 cup of powder) and sweeten the mixture to taste.

Vi Shake is OU certified kosher, gluten free, low fat, low sodium and lower carb than many other nutritional supplements. It’s also lactose free, though of course there is lactose in this particular recipe. For more info, check out their Facebook page and the Visalus blog, where you can find a ton of recipe ideas and a very active online community.

Cheesecake Tiramisu Protein Pudding on TheShiksa.com #lowcarb #dessert #healthy

Cheesecake Tiramisu Protein Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops Visalus Vi Shake Mix, Sweet Cream flavor
  • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup nonfat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 tsp hot water, then cooled
  • 1 tsp your favorite sweetener, or more to taste (I used stevia)
  • 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds (optional)
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Servings: 1
Kosher Key: Dairy
  • Pour the protein powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Use a fork to stir in the Greek yogurt, ricotta cheese, and instant coffee till smooth. Stir in your favorite sweetener to taste. To keep it low carb, use a no-carb sweetener. I used about 1 tsp of stevia.
  • Pour the mixture into a dessert dish. Sprinkle the top with cocoa powder (for a pretty, even sprinkle across the top use a wire mesh strainer). Garnish the top of the dessert with sliced almonds. Chill for 1 hour. Serve.
  • Cheesecake Tiramisu Protein Pudding on TheShiksa.com #lowcarb #dessert #healthy

This post was sponsored by Visalus Vi Shake. Please consult your doctor if you have a medical-related condition and would like to start taking a nutritional supplement to find the right choice for you.

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    1. That’s a good question Nancy! I looked at their website and had trouble locating a checkout, too. I’ll try to find out for you. Meanwhile, this recipe can be made with any vanilla flavored protein powder. Use 1/3 cup of your favorite vanilla powder (or a serving scoop, if a serving equals less than 1/3 cup of powder), and sweeten the mixture to taste.

    2. Nancy, to follow up, I got this from their Facebook page: “If you are interested in ordering our products, please feel free to reach out to our support team at 1-877-847-2587 or e-mail info@vi.com.”

  1. Very good - 4 starsVery good - 4 starsVery good - 4 starsVery good - 4 starsVery good - 4 stars
    Tori! THank you so much for these recipes! Its always so nice to change up the protein powder for more healthy snacks. I cant wait to try the tiramisu pudding…I love tiramisu :)

  2. Thanks for posting, I’m loving all of these recipes! For those of you wanting to buy the protein shake you can usually find a Visalus promoter locally!

    1. Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars
      This looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it!
      I just love using the shake mix for all kinds of recipes :)

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