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CJM March 19, 2012 Eating Paleo, Snacks 2 Comments

Every single year since I was young I would look forward to Spring. Being a cold weather hater to my core, spring is my favorite season of the year. It signifies our slow crawl out of winter sadness, full of gloomy days, no sun, snow, and bone chilling cold. The leap into spring is filled with crisp mornings smelling slightly of dewy grass, the beautiful blooms of tulips poking out of the frozen ground and whimsical dogwood trees dotting streets with their spattering of pink and white. My mom once told me that you know it is officially Spring when you see the first robin of the season, something that I have never forgotten. Each year I wait to see her and I can almost place that moment since. This year, I caught my first glimpse of her as I was pulling out of my driveway. She was hanging out on the edge of our front garden waiting to say hi. I stopped for a moment, closed my eyes, and was so thankful that Spring is finally here.

Springy weather makes everything better. Moods are happier, work seems a little less stressful and with the daylight hanging on until 8:00 pm or so, it seems that the extra hour you needed to get a few things done has finally arrived.

Plus there is honestly nothing more motivating than nice weather. If you were having a workout lull, all you need is to step out on your patio at about 7:05 am, watch the morning sun rise and smell the spring air. I promise. If you don’t want to workout, go for a jog or even just a walk with your dog, something is wrong with you. (I mean, nothing is physically wrong with you, but you may want to check for a pulse just in case.)

I had some extra time one morning and I was able to get a few recipes done which made me incredibly happy. I hadn’t been in the kitchen for a while so this was much needed therapy. I have a great snack for you today. I found this one (shock) on Pinterest and went immediately to the store to pick up the ingredients. I could hardly believe that two ingredients could make such a sweet and delicious pudding. But low and behold, it did! I even had my taste tester try it out and he liked it too (he liked the chocolate variation better, but surprisingly I liked the plain.) Anyways, it seems so simple, but if you are in the mood for a sweet snack try this one on for size. Click here to see the whole recipe from Edible Perspective!

If you don’t eat your meat you can’t have any pudding!

Plain Pudding

Ingredients:

Avocado

Banana

(Yep. That’s it)

Directions:

Slice open avocado long ways and scoop out guts, place it in a food processor or blender with the banana and process until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 Because you are using two very perishable ingredients that tend to turn brown, I would make smaller batches and eat them within a day or two or else the pudding will begin to brown. I know it sounds weird, but it is still delish. 

Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients:

1 Avocado

2 Bananas

2 Tbsp Coco Powder

1 t Cinnamon

1 t Vanilla Extract

Directions:

Slice open avocado long ways and scoop out guts, place it in a food processor or blender with the banana and process until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This on will last a couple of days- like 3-4

You could also freeze this and make it more of an ice cream. Yum!

 

Stay active, Stay Healthy, and Enjoy the Spring Weather!

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Michele March 30, 2012 at 3:39 am

    I tried the chocolate version and it was delicious! I love that the ingredients are things I always have on hand too.

    Made it for the kids… but then had trouble sharing ;)

  2. Jess @ Crunchy Hot Mama October 29, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Love both recipes! I must give the 2nd one a try for sure. I have done the pudding with raw honey but like the idea of using bananas instead :) The 1st will definitely be a hit with my 2 year old as well…she hearts paleo food! So glad to have found you!

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