Monday, January 02, 2012

Vanilla, Chocolate or Almond Pudding, rich in Omega-3 (Dairy, Sugar and Gluten/Grain Free)

A delicious and healthy pudding made from avocados.  Avocados are not only an excellent source of Omega-3, folate and vitamin E but are also rich in glutathione which enhances our cells ability to fight off cancer.

These puddings are a weekly snack  in our home.  The girls prefer the chocolate however, I prefer the vanilla.  Just be warned the vanilla and almond puddings will be green due to the avocados.

Ingredients -For Vanilla (Serves 2 people)

  • 1 avocado pitted and peeled
  • 1/3 cup dairy free milk (I used rice, almond or coconut)
  • 1 tablespoon maple or other natural sweeteners
  • 1 teaspoon pure gluten free vanilla extract
For Almond

  • replace 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with 1 teaspoon pure gluten free almond extract

For Chocolate
  • 1-2 tablespoons cocoa depending on taste and cocoa brand
  • 2 additional tablespoons milk

  1. Add all ingredients into blender and mix until creamy and smooth.  Depending on size of avocados you may want to increase or decrease the amount of milk.


  1. This is very, very yummy. Thanks for the great recipe idea - - looking forward to many more as we try to wean our kids (and us) from the mainstream diet to a more healthy way of eating.

  2. Yes -- so yummy! Thank you for serving it to us so we could experience it first hand!

    May I make a blog request, Irene? I would love to get notifications of ALL your posts, so I was wondering if you might be willing to stick the widget in your sidebar that enables us to sign up to receive your posts via email. It's easier than Google follower feeds, which I often neglect to check. I don't want to miss any of your posts :)

  3. I'm going to try this one asap as I've been trying to re-introduce avocado into our diet for awhile now, but DD has lost interest :( This will do it, I'm sure!

  4. Thanks for the positive feedback. I did add an email update widget. Thanks for the tip and let me know if it works.

  5. We made the chocolate version today and I love it! What a great healthy alternative!