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How To Make Superfood Puddings

Posted on July 18, 2012
Philip
How To Make Superfood Puddings

Most people find that their raw food journey begins with smoothies and salads.  Then they discover gourmet raw, buy a dehydrator, and they find they can make treats at home.  Then they juice fast, lose the taste for heavy foods, and switch to juices, salads, and usually spirulina.

Right around that point is when long term raw foodies branch out into different areas, experimenting with different types of food.  Some mono-meal and have little to no fats.  Others get into eating raw dairy, or even raw fish or meat products.  Others get into extended juice fasts and always seem to be doing a liver flush or master cleanse.

And some of us, well, some of us do it all…  Why?

Cause it’s fun, it’s a journey, and we live outside the box.

I found that a new phase for me was making Superfood Puddings.

What are superfood puddings you ask? 

Basically like a smoothie, but with little water (or coconut water), and lots of superfoods added in.  The more the merrier, and toppings usually work great on them too.

Note: If you are using lots of powders, make this an occasional snack.  I would prefer to see you include higher water content foods than lots of dehydrated powders on a regular basis.

Remember the taste of cotton candy melting in your mouth?  Being at the fair?  Riding the rides, the taste, the rush, the excitement…

Well take that and triple it.  That is what this Superfood Pudding is all about.  A bit sugary, but perfect for a post workout treat.  Here’s how you make it:

Cotton Candy Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas (peeled)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 3 tbs lucuma
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 handful freeze dried strawberries (Trader Joes)
  • 1 handful goji berries (optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend all except strawberries and gojis in the blender.  Use as little water as possible, start off with 1/4 cup.  The idea is to keep it a pudding texture.
  2. Pour into bowl and crunch together strawberries into small pieces and sprinkle on top.  (The Trader Joes brand really tastes cotton candy like when wet, but hopefully any freeze dried brand should do.)
  3. Top with goji berries. (optional)

Sometimes just a tiny tweak in a recipe can create a fun new twist in a superfood recipe.

This lucuma-sweetened treat is best consumed with a wooden bowl and spoon.  Feel the natural connection of the wood while enjoying, and relaxing in the sun.

Here’s how you make it:

Purple Powder Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas (peeled)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 tbs lucuma
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 handful raisins
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water
  • 1 handful goji berries

Directions:

  1. Blend all except strawberries, raisins, and gojis.  Use as little water as possible, start off with 1/4 cup.  The idea is to keep it a pudding texture.
  2. Add raisins in blender and just pulse lightly a couple times.
  3. Pour into bowl and top with optional goji berries.

Break out the coconuts, its time to cream it up!

I love a little crunch and chewing bits in my pudding every once in awhile…  I am all about the crunch!

Here’s how you get your crunch-on:

Coconut Cream Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 bananas
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 meat from 1 young coconut
  • 4 tbs lucuma
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Toppings:

  • 1 handful blueberries
  • 1 handful goji berries
  • 4 – 8 pecans
  • 1/2 meat from 1 young coconut (cut in strips)
  • 2 tbs buckweat (soaked 1 day and dehydrated)

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in blender.  Start with 1/4 cup of coconut water.  This pudding can be a bit more liquidy.
  2. Top with blueberries, goji berries, pecans, coconut meat, and buckwheat.

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Enjoy,

Philip McCluskey