Looking for an easy treat that's super healthy too? This Avocado Lime Pudding is a breeze to make, loaded with good nutrition, tastes great, and the superb creaminess makes it the perfect healthier comfort food topped with whipped cream and crumbled cookies.
It's hard to get creamier than an avocado.
But, the benefits of avocado go beyond that. That little fruit is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is full of healthy fats, high in protein (for fruit at least), and a great source of potassium (as well as other vitamins). Creamy and healthy, no wonder it is so well-loved.
The Origin of this Avocado Lime Pudding
I felt all cool and trendy a few months back when I made some avocado chocolate pudding to a MOPS brunch.
There was no doubt upon looking at it it was super creamy. I thought it was delicious too.
But, apparently I was the only one.
I am rather embarrassed to say I spent a decent amount of the time grimacing while seeing others grimace over that creamy, delicious looking, chocolate pudding.
Now, I am not saying that you can't make a pretty decent chocolate pudding with avocado, I just think you need to know it has avocado in it before eating it. (I also think it probably needed more sweetener and/or vanilla). I have decided to keep the sweet avocado creations to our family. Or, at the very least, let it be more obvious it is avocado.
This brings me to this avocado lime pudding, it really lets the avocado shine. Lime and avocado go together beautifully.
Usually that combo is saved for guacamole, or it's lesser known cousin avocado cream, but I thought that it would also go wonderfully in a sweet application.
Still don't know if I will be brave enough to take it to a potluck, but my whole family loves it. 🙂
Thankfully, it is a breeze to make. All that you need to do is blend avocado, lime juice, vanilla, a touch of salt, and sweetener of choice in a food processor.
Depending on how sweet you make it can go for breakfast or a healthy dessert.
How to Serve
There are so many options for ways to top/serve this pudding.
As shown in the photos, you can top it with sweetened sour cream (or dairy-free sour cream), but this coconut whipped cream tastes amazing on it with cookie or cake crumbs. These sugar-free crescent cookies make great crumbs for this pudding.
The other photos show the pudding topped with pecans, coconut flakes, and mango.
You could also make a parfait with the pudding, with any of the above toppings or a granola, alternating layers of whipped cream or yogurt.
- Sweetener Options: You can use stevia to taste instead of xylitol - see How to Use Stevia. For AIP, substitute organic coconut sugar or maple syrup (see Choosing Maple Syrup). You can also use a banana or two to add more sweetness or so you can reduce the sweetener.
- Lime Alternative: One reader asked if lemon could be used instead of lime. I haven't tried this but I think it would be a great option. Lemons and limes are often interchangeable.
Other Healthy Pudding Recipes to Try
Chocolate Chia Pudding - super easy and delicious.
Berry Mousse- another great chia pudding. This time, with berries.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding - rich and delicious
Whipped Coconut Pudding - doubles as a fun whipped cream substitute!
Creamy Avocado Lime Pudding - paleo & vegan
- 3 avocados
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4-6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (the juice of 2-3 limes--lemon could be used as well--see notes)
- 2-3 tablespoons low carb sweetener
- cookie crumbs optional--for topping. Any would be great but these crescents pair well with the pudding.
- dairy-free whipped cream optional--for topping
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.
- Process until combined.
- Top with mango, cookie crumbs, or dairy-free whipped cream--or all three!
- Enjoy and refrigerate any leftovers.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is merely an approximation. Optional ingredients are not included and when there is an alternative, the primary ingredient is typically used. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts since they have been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
Have you tried avocado pudding yet?
Have you ever had a dish flop at a potluck :)?
This recipe was developed by Debra Worth, who used to blog at Worth Cooking, a site that sadly is no longer active.