real raw kitchen: RECIPE: vanilla avocado pudding

Thursday, January 30, 2014

RECIPE: vanilla avocado pudding



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 for my husband and I.

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
Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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!!

8 comments:

  1. You are right, there's not a lot of recipes out there that put together avos and almond extract. Am tempted to try it! The way I usually have my avo pudding is with lime and matcha. Not suitable for kids hehe. Thanks for sharing your recipe xx

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    1. OOooohh that's another variation! I have never had matcha so I think I'll give it a try! thanks for the inspiration, as always, Chris :)

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  2. I love avocados and this sounds very interesting, will have to try. Thanks!

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Hope you love the taste :)

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  3. Haha I've never had pudding with avocado (there are a lot of things I haven't tried) but this looks TOO EASY and delicious. Oh, and your pictures are gorgeous, by the way. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Erin! Avocado is an easy ingredient in desserts and I'm such a huge fan :) Plus, this recipe is super easy, you're right, so that makes it a nice one to try!

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  4. I've been seeing avocado in a lot of treats lately and it is such a genius idea because it has good fat for you, it's creamy and super yummy! Your photos are great!

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    1. Thank you Britt! And those are the exact reasons I love avocados in my desserts.. just so many benefits all around!

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