Raw Key Lime Pudding To Rock Your World

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  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
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  • Egg Free
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  • Nut Free
    Nut Free
  • Soy Free
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Don’t miss out on making this raw "key lime" pudding. It is a winner on every level. This pudding can literally be made in under 5 minutes; chilled and devoured in under half an hour; and requires absolutely no skill whatsoever. Just blend and chow! This phenomenal raw vegan recipe epitomizes the "blend and live" philosophy. Best of all, there is nothing bad in it! We love to hear that! This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free and refined sugar free. Just pure Yum Yum Yum!

I have not met anyone who doesn’t love this simple pudding. Vegans, Omnivores, Toxic Treat Tamers, Cream Dreamers and Whole Foods Skeptics all agree – this pudding is scrumptious! I served this simple dessert at one of Dr Carter’s lunch and lectures, and got a unanimous vote of approval – that being all but one empty bowl. I will say that some people are not quite as partial to the extreme tart flavor as I am. This can be easily tempered with a little more sweetener. You know me, I'm a tart at heart. So the more bite the better! But if your taste is a little more conservative, just sweeten this pudding in order to find your perfect blend. You know my partiality to the blend and taste approach. Just keep adding, dipping (your finger, depending on how daring you are), and blending until you get this pudding “juuuust right”.

I will say that I have made all kinds of variations of this pudding and they have all been s'blended. I have made a pudding with just lemon juice, just lime juice, I have left out the rind when I didn’t have the “zest for zest”. I have to say that this recipe is fool proof as long as you stick to the ratios of juice. You just can’t mess this one up! My friend Kris and I made a lemon pudding without any zest in a hurry a while back that was still delicious. So much so, that we sat on the couch in the privacy of my house, eating it straight out of the blender! Tarts indeed!

I will say though, that the combination of lemon and lime juice with the rind lends a depth of flavor that is hard to match for this pudding or it is just not "key lime" is it? I first became smitten (or should I say bitten) with key lime mousse in the Florida everglades, in a little fishing shack off the river. The mosquitos were eating me alive! I imagined them the size of cockroaches as they successfully gnawed through my jeans! While they were biting through my jeans, I was biting my tongue, trying to prevent myself from ordering yet another and another and another key lime mousse!

This latest raw incantation of my beloved key lime mousse has a little less bite to the hips, but no less bite on the lips. Trust me – let the tart in you sing, and you won’t be sorry. I finally understand the true meaning of “subLIME”.

Kris – This one’s for you!

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Raw Key Lime Pudding To Rock Your World

Raw Key Lime Pudding To Rock Your World

1/3 cup (80ml) light agave nectar, plus more to taste

1/2 cup (120ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup (120ml) freshly squeezed lime juice

2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled (no bruising or discoloration)

2 cups (285g) chopped bananas (about 2 bananas)

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and puree on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until well combined. You may need to stop your machine and scrape down the sides of the container to ensure everything is incorporated evenly.
  2. Tweak the sweetener to taste.
  3. Divide the pudding among four serving glasses and chill in the fridge for about 3 hours to thicken. Serve the same day, chilled, to avoid oxidation.

Note: This pudding works best with ripe avocados that don’t have any brown discolorations. Over- ripe or bruised avocados detract from the taste.

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