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 Mouse” 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 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 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 teaspoon 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 Extract: 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.