Sweet Summer Keylime Pudding

I spent a much-needed long July 4th weekend in Shelter Island with beautiful views, beautiful food and beautiful friends. On Saturday night we made this incredibly easy, incredibly refreshing and incredibly delicious keylime pudding, which totally blew our minds. Courtesy of The Blender Girl, I HIGHLY recommend you add this to your summer repertoire. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

1/3 cup (80ml) honey or agave
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

Prepration

Mix all ingredients in a blender, puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth, spoon into ramequins, refrigerate for 3 hours, serve and prepare to be amazed!

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Grateful for pumpkin pie mousse!

Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in America and as an expat, it's one of my favourite holidays. A whole day in the middle of the week to eat, drink and be merry! I can't think of anything better.

Last night for dessert I added some thanksgiving flair to one of my favourite dessert recipes. I turned my usual chocolate mouse into pumkin pie mousse and it was the perfect end to a gorgeous day of gratitude. Super easy, super festive, super delicious, super dairy and gluten-free. If you're not pumpkined out yet this season, give this a whirl!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled + quartered

  • 1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
 (NOTE: If you choose not to eat honey, substitute with your favorite natural vegan sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Chopped pistachios and a dash of cinnamon for garnish

Preparation: 

Put all the ingredients (except pistachios) in blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer the pudding to individual ramekins, top with chopped pistachios. Refrigerate for one hour, serve and enjoy!

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Raw cacao truffles

These crowd-pleasing little guys are totally raw, totally natural, and totally decadent. Serve them at a dinner party and your guests will rave. Or make a small batch and stash them in the fridge for a sweet treat during the week. They take only five minutes to prepare!

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Ingredients

1 cup of almond meal (you can also use any other nuts or hemp protein) + 1/4 cup for optional garnish*
1 cup of cacao powder
3 tablespoons of raw honey
2 tablespoons of water
4 tablespoons of almond or cashew butter

Preparation

In a bowl mix the cacao powder and 1 cup of almond meal together
Add the honey and water and stir
Add 4 tablespoons of almond or cashew butter
Mix it together for a marble affect and then roll into balls

If you want to get a little fancy, roll the finished balls in the left over ground almonds for a feathery garnish.

*NB I didn't have almond meal on hand, so I grinded a handful of raw almonds into a fluffy powder

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