Cut the stems out of the strawberries in the shape of an X ;-), so that the hollow inside of the strawberry is exposed. In a blender, add 1 cup cold fat-free milk and package of pudding.
Blend on high for 2 min. Scoop pudding into a Ziploc sandwich bag, then cut the tip off of one corner of the bag. Squeeze the bag to pipe the filling into the center and tops of strawberries. Top with mint sprigs. Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes to set.
P90x Portion Plan Servings:
6 strawberries are 1 fruit serving and 1/2 carb serving.
P.S. Many thanks to my lovely friend Christy, who gave me the idea for this recipe! =)
P.P.S. I haven’t tried this, but you could try adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder before you blend it and see if it works! Not sure if that would change the ability for it to set/thicken? It’d be interesting to find out!
P.P.P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, I should add that this may be cheating a TEENSY bit because 1) the pudding contains artificial sweeteners, which aren’t addressed at all in the nutrition guide and thus I’m thinking Tony doesn’t entirely approve of them, and 2) I’m counting it here as a partial carb serving, when your carbs are supposed to be complex whole grains. I don’t think either are a huge deal, but that does mean that you probably shouldn’t have these every day of the week and don’t double them and count them as your full carb serving. Consider this recipe a tasty treat!! =)
Have a good weekend, guys. More Monday! – CJ =)