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This 3-Ingredient Dairy-Free Passion Fruit Pudding Is Completely Packed With Protein

Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
By Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
Eliza Sullivan is a food writer and SEO editor at mindbodygreen. She writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She studied journalism at Boston University.
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July 15, 2021

Just when we thought avocados were going to be the most surprising thing we'd find in a pudding recipe, the internet went and proved us wrong. The battle of getting a perfect plant-based dessert just keeps getting less complicated, and this recipe from Pierce Abernathy on Instagram is proof that you can have your vegan pudding, and some protein too.

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In place of avocado or another creamy nondairy ingredient, Abernathy reaches for a protein-packed vegan fridge staple: tofu, specifically silken tofu. "I get it, sometimes tofu can be bland," he says in the video, "but use that to your favor." Per ounce, tofu offers about 2 grams of protein—meaning a serving of this pudding is likely to have anywhere from 4 to 6 grams of the macronutrient. According to Abernathy's post, that boring tofu flavor is the perfect base for adding other things, making this protein-packed ingredient a surprising dessert superstar.

For flavor, he uses fresh passion fruit pulp—seeds and all. And don't worry: "If you can't get your hands on fresh passion fruit, you can use store-bought passion fruit pulp." This dessert only requires three simple ingredients, it's plant-based, and comes together in less than 10 minutes. On top of that: It doesn't require any cooking. Though Abernathy also tops the pudding with a sugary passion fruit sauce; personally we'd just use the reserved fresh fruit as is for a fun, naturally sweet topper.

Vegan Passion Fruit Pudding

Makes 2 to 3 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 passion fruit
  • 12 oz. silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp. agave syrup

Method

  1. Slice the passion fruit in half and remove the pulp and seeds and place in a bowl. Reserve ¼ cup of the pulp and seeds for the syrup (optional).
  2. Add the silken tofu, passion fruit pulp/seeds, and the agave syrup to a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a sieve-lined bowl and use a spatula to push through the pudding while leaving the seeds in the sieve.
  3. Discard seeds and transfer pudding into serving dishes (makes approximately 2 to 3 servings). Place in the refrigerator and allow to cool for at least 2 hours.
Eliza Sullivan
Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer

Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine, TheTaste.ie, and SUITCASE magazine.