Avocado and chia meal flour make healthy, fibre-rich alternatives to conventional starch and eggs in puddings. If chia meal flour is not available, simply blend chia seeds in a high-powered blender or spice grinder to a flour texture. Find coconut chips in the healthy snack aisle of the health food store.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
3 cups (750 ml) kefir
1 medium avocado, chopped (about 1 cup, 250 ml)
¼ cup (60 ml) lime juice
¼ cup (60 ml) honey
1 tablespoon (15 ml) chia meal flour
1 teaspoon (5 ml) lime zest
2 tablespoons (30 ml) coconut chips
2 tablespoons (30 ml) roasted almonds
Coconut whipped cream (optional)
In a blender, combine kefir, avocado, lime juice, honey, chia flour and lime zest and blend to a smooth texture. Pour into 6 glasses or bowls and chill covered for 20 minutes to set. Crush or process coconut chips and almonds together to a coarse crumb. Top puddings with coconut whipped cream and coconut almond crumbs to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Protein: 6 g Fat: 10 g Carbohydrate: 21 g Calories: 192 Fibre: 3 g Sodium: 60 mg
Courtesy of the Canadian Health Food Associationby