There’s something so comforting about plain old vanilla pudding. It reminds me of my childhood, and especially of my grandmother, who always had a homemade custard of sorts waiting whenever we went to visit. So sweet and so simple, yet so elaborate to make.
If you know me well, you know that I’m a total cheater in the kitchen. I’m all about shortcuts, loopholes and hacks to make life easier. But never, ever at the expense of flavor and deliciousness! Enter this recipe…
Only 4 ingredients, 100% plant-based, cleanse-friendly and no less delicious your grandmother’s vanilla pudding.
I was chatting with a friend the other day and she started rattling off a list of “I shoulds,” like I should eat less carbs and I should stop eating sugar, as if she had to make excuses about the way she ate because she was talking to a nutritionist. As if somehow I had it down and ate “perfectly.” Which I so don’t.
I do, however, know a thing or two about balance and living life to the fullest.
I’m a firm believer that you can have it all. All of the sweetness in life! Most of the time, for all of the foods that make you happy and you love so much, there’s an easy way to make it a little more pure. Just like my Avocado Pudding–good enough to eat for breakfast!
I also believe it’s okay to give in to your sweet tooth.
But keep it simple and keep it real. As soon as you choose to eat less inflammation-causing foods, like dairy, refined sugar and gluten, you will almost always feel better and have more energy! Enjoy natural sweeteners, like fruit, honey, maple syrup and black strap molasses.
Avocado pudding is the easiest, most no brainer food you can make and also much healthier than the original. A double hack. It’s full of vitamins and healthy fats and without processed ingredients and refined sugar. It’s just as sweet and just as satisfying! And SO simple…
2 cups nut milk of choice
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
*Add 1/3 cup cacao powder to make it chocolate
- In a high-speed blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until creamy in texture.
- Optional: garnish with fresh mint, ground nutmeg, raspberries, coconut flakes or cacao nibs.