Looking for an easy treat that's super healthy too? This Creamy Avocado Lime Pudding is a breeze to make, loaded with good nutrition, and tastes great!
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 a 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.
On the top: Avocado pudding topped with sweetened sour cream (use coconut whipped cream for dairy free), and cookie/cake crumbs (something I have leftover far too often from gluten-free experiments. Other photos: Avocado lime pudding topped with pecans, coconut flakes, and mango.)
- 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 whipped cream substitute!
Creamy Avocado Lime Pudding - paleo & vegan
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.
- Process 'til combined.
- Enjoy and refrigerate any leftovers.
Have you tried avocado pudding yet?
Have you ever had a dish flop at a potluck :)?
Debra Worth is first and foremost a daughter of the King of kings. She lives in mid-Missouri with her husband of five years and three young children. Debra has a passion for cooking healthy foods and blogs about healthy allergy-friendly foods at her blog, Worth Cooking.