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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta Pots

For a wonderful crowd-pleasing dessert, fill happy tummies with one of these dairy-free creamy panna cottas and grab 10g protein while you’re at it. With plenty of aromatic fresh vanilla bean and zero sugar, this is one healthy re-invention you don’t want to miss.





  • 1 x 300g pack organic silken tofu
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 tsp Norbu*
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional)*
  • 2 fresh strawberries
  • 1 tsp maple flakes


  1. With a sharp knife, cut down the length of the vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds.
  2. Add these to a blender along with the Norbu, tofu and xanthan gum (if using).
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve between two small pudding pots and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Garnish with strawberries and maple flakes, then enjoy!



*Xanthan gum is available from health food stores. It is a tasteless thickener that can be added to baked goods, milkshakes and ice creams. Here it gives the Panna Cotta a more traditional pot-set texture, but you can omit if desired.

*Norbu is an a zero-calorie natural sweetener made from Monk Fruit. It’s been used for hundreds of years as a sugar substitute by the ancients. If you can’t get your hands on any, try stevia (I like Natvia) or a little raw honey instead.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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