Raw Food Avocado Pudding Recipe
Most people use avocados in savory dishes but did you know that avocado has some sweet applications as well? In this blog post I will share with you two sweet raw food avocado recipes including a recipe for raw food avocado pudding.
In California summer is avocado season and we are so blessed to have the most delicious creamy avocados available in season!
According to the California Avocado Comission:
Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.
But you really don’t need a reason to eat avocados do you?
In the Canary Islands where my family is from, they have an amazing juice bar called Maria’s where they put avocado in their smoothies to give them a creamy consistency and a lovely flavor. I tried this at home recently and was not disappointed!
Summer Avocado Smoothie
½ cup strawberries
¼ slice of an avocado
1 cup orange juice
Pinch stevia powder or a few drops of the stevia liquid
Blend and serve over ice! Very tasty.
Lemon Avocado Pudding
This isn’t my recipe, it’s from my very favorite raw recipe book Raw Food Made Easy by Jennifer Cornbleet. She calls it Lemon Mouse and I modified it just slightly.
3 avocados (1 and ½ cups mashed avocado)
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4-1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (2-4 lemons approx)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3-5 drops lemon flavored stevia to taste (optional)
blueberries and sliced strawberries for garnish
Put all the ingredients in the food processor with the S blade, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Garnish with berries if desired. 4 servings.
I took this to a raw food party and it was a hit. I also served it to my family and they loved it! I have made it a few times and depending on the tartness of the lemons I needed to add more or less lemon juice. I like it really lemony!
Hope you are having a wonderful summer and enjoying those avocados!
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