Phat Paleo Pudding (or Cool Party Dip)

by Steven Wright

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Who doesn’t have fond memories of buttery smooth pudding on the tongue? With this phat Paleo recipe you can whip up a nutritious snack that will make kids and adults eat till their pants don’t fit (trust me). Pudding from a box is junk and most others are just plain time consuming. This recipe won’t take long at all and it doubles as a great party dip.

At times during the year I see crazy sales on avocados. I love them and think they are a great way to get more nutrients into a SCD or Paleo diet. But often, I’m at a loss for what to do with them. Slice, mash, chop and make guacamole – that’s been the extent of my avocado use these last 3 years.

Then, I stumbled on a recipe called “Pistachio Mousse” in the Practical Paleo cookbook. Intrigued, I had to give it a shot. While I like pistachios, they didn’t seem important enough to make a special trip to the store so I skipped them. The pudding was rather easy to make and I did it in a blender. It might be easier to do in a food processor and I bet it could be done with a stick blender as well. So, don’t let any of that stop you.

In the end, it was so rich and tasty I started using it as a dip for carrots, celery and even spread it on spicy pork tenderloin. It created a rich, cool contrast to the paprika black pepper rub I put on the tenderloin.

Phat Avocado SCD Pudding

  • 2 Ripe Avocados
  • 2 Teaspoons Almond Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Large Ripe Banana
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Directions: I made this in a blender, but a food processor would work just as well. Just empty all the ingredients in and blend until buttery smooth.

Notes on the Ingredients:

Coconut Milk: It can cause problems for some people, however I think the issue is more of buying junk product and over consuming it. Buy one of these brands without gums (Arroy-D, Chaokoh) and don’t make a habit of drinking a can a day and I bet you won’t have problems.

Almond and Vanilla Extracts: Extracts like vanilla or almond are legal on SCD as long as they are PURE and made of the actual ingredients. That means throw away the cheap-o vanilla extract. I like these brands (Organic Almond Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract, High-end Vanilla)

There are probably many ways to utilize a pudding/sauce/dip like this in a SCD or Paleo household. I look forward to hearing how you use it in the comments below.

-Steve

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About the author

Steven Wright Steve Wright is a health engineer and author. In 2009, he reached a breaking point when IBS took over his life and the doctors didn't know how to help. Since then, he has transformed his health and started SCDLifestyle.com to help others naturally heal stomach problems. You can check out his story here and find him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

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Kristina October 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Shouldn’t that be mousse and not mouse? 😉

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Steven Wright October 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

@Kristina – good point!

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Lauren November 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

Just found your site through a friend on Facebook and am really impressed so far! This recipe looks delicious! 🙂

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Larry December 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Sounds great, except I have a sensitivity to bananas. Any advice on substitutes?

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Marie February 22, 2013 at 4:02 am

Larry–I’ve blended an avocado with a mango–it’s wonderful and I didn’t need any other ingredients.

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Deanna May 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm

I think that should have been 1/2 tsp. of almond extract…it’s way too strong!!!

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