As much as I love chocolate, I’ve always had a place in my heart for lemon desserts. There is something so refreshing about a lemon sorbet, a lemon merengue pie or a lemon square. Unfortunately, a lot of these desserts are on my do-not-eat list since they generally contain copious amounts of white sugar and butter and gluten!
A couple of nights ago I decided I was in the mood for a lemony treat and whipped up something that turned out amazing. It was rich, creamy, tart and also healthy. I made a lemon pudding and its base was avocado. Avocados truly are super foods – they are a good source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and copper. They can help lower your cholesterol and your blood pressure. Plus – they taste delicious! I am quite sad that we are out of both avocados and lemons because I’d really like to eat this right now! Must buy some tomorrow.
Recipe – Raw Vegan Avocado Lemon Pudding (gluten free, soy free)
Makes 1 large serving, or two medium sized servings.
1 large avocado
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of one lemon
2-3 tbsp agave
2 medjool dates
2 ice cubes
Place items in high speed blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Enjoy! (Note – this was quite tart – if you like your lemon desserts sweeter, just add more agave.)