This pudding is the perfect combination of creamy, sweet, comforting, fattening, and healthy. It's all the right things mixed into one. There are tons of avocado pudding recipes out there but only a handful are of the vanilla variety and even fewer use almond extract in it .. which I think carries mine to the top of the list of favorites.
Avocados are a raw foodies favorite obsession but I've noticed a sad trend lately and that's the "down-with-the-avocado-pudding" trend. It seems that many people are tired of using avocados in their puddings and I can't imagine why. When paired well with other ingredients it provides the perfect consistency and flavor. Not to mention it is SO incredibly easy to make and so, so accessible to most people (avocados are so much easier to buy and prepare than, say, a whole coconut, coconut manna, or some other odd ingredient).
That's why it's still my favorite pudding ingredient.
There. That settles that. Here's my recipe ...
Vanilla Avocado Pudding
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2-4 T sweetener (i.e. maple syrup, coconut nectar, etc.)
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/8 t almond extract
- 4-5 strawberries, sliced (optional)
- Scoop out the green flesh of the avocado and place everything (except the strawberries) in a food processor. Process until completely smooth.
- Mix with sliced strawberries and serve!
How easy is that?! And it's such a treat that it feels like it takes time ... not in my kitchen!!