Thanksgiving in America is typically known for watching the Macy's parade and football on TV, trying not to argue about politics with relatives and feasting until you slip into a food induced coma on the couch.
New post weight loss surgery life... maybe you can get some body moving in with a family walk or take part in an early morning Turkey Trot 5K run or walk (it's harder to argue when you are running), come home and eat a little protein packed turkey, a some veggies and low carb sides and you'll definitely want to save a little room for this fall festive dessert. It's the perfect protein packed, sweet and satisfying end to your new healthier Thanksgiving.
Shelly's Festive Fall Protein Pudding Parfaits
2 cups Premier Protein Vanilla or Caramel Shake (Ready to Drink RTD)
1 - 1 oz. small package Sugar Free Vanilla or Butterscotch Instant Pudding Mix (dry)
Optional: 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Caramel Syrup
2 (4 oz.) Mandarin Oranges Fruit Cups, drained
Homemade, No Sugar Added Whipped Cream and Nonpareils
Pour the chilled shakes, pudding mix and syrup flavoring into a shaker bottle. If you choose to add a flavoring put one less Tablespoon of the shake. Shake for 3 minutes or until thickened slightly and place in fridge for about 5 minutes to thicken further.
Spoon the thickened protein pudding into glasses (I used stemless wine glasses) but if you are taking them with you on your walk use mason jars with lids (don't forget to bring a spoon with you.) Top pudding with drained mandarin oranges (look for No Sugar Added or in 100% juice cups.) Before serving top with Homemade, No Sugar Added Whipped Cream and a sprinkle of nonpareils. Makes 4-6.
Shelly's Homemade No Sugar Added Whipped Cream
1 cup Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (any flavor will do)
Whisk till well combined. Every batch I make a new flavor: SF Vanilla, SF Coconut, SF Almond, if you want pink cream add SF Raspberry. Fill whipping cream to the fill line of the whipper. Screw on the top. Insert the CO2 cartridge till it empties, unscrew that. Put the nozzle on, shake a few times and squirt away. It makes a ton, store it in the fridge for up to 10 days just give it another few shakes before squirting. Great on berries, shakes and smoothies, crepes. You can make chocolate whipped cream: just mix 2 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to recipe above before it goes into the whipper... on strawberries... OMG... so good. I made spice whipped cream by adding pumpkin spice or cinnamon to the cream before it goes in the whipper.
Don't you love the knitted Fall table accessories my Mum made me. I keep telling her she should open an Etsy store.
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