I looooooved butterscotch as a kid. I remember the days of my mother making butterscotch pudding on the stove. I wouldn’t wait for it to cool. I enjoyed each and every bite just a little bit warm and oh so creamy. I remember going through this phase where I wanted all my candy to have butterscotch flavor. If I had to pick between chocolate and butterscotch, it was always butterscotch. As an adult, I don’t eat it near what I used to. But when I do I am always taken back to a happy memory of me and my mom.
So, I wanted to recreate that in a smoothie form so I could be reminded of those memories as I sip a health-ified smoothie. For me, this works. The butterscotch pairs nicely with the smoothie. While I didn’t add any greens to it, you could easily add some spinach like I do for most of my smoothies. What I like about using sugar-free instant pudding is that it makes the smoothie thicker and often I can eat it with a spoon. For me that is perfect because I get the protein of the smoothie but I can trick my body into thinking I am eating instead of drinking. The addition of the chia gives it good fats and all sorts of vitamins and minerals.
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 8oz milk
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ package suger-free, fat-free instant butterscotch pudding
- 1 tbsp chia
- Place the protein powder, milk, banana and pudding into the blender.
- Blend on high for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour into a tall glass.
- Sprinkle the chia seeds on top.
Were you a butterscotch fan? How was your favorite way to enjoy it?