Pudding That’s Good For Your Joints?

On my facebook page I promised I would post my higher protein avocado pudding recipe, so here it is! Not only is this pudding made with avocados (think good fats!), but I added Kosher Great Lakes Gelatin (Collagen Hydrolysate) which is super good for your joints. I buy my gelatin on amazon.com. The collagen gelatin is cold water soluble so it doesn’t change the consistency of your pudding. However, it does add protein, just another benefit! Collagen gelatin greatly improves hydration to your connective tissues and is beneficial to cell growth. If you would like to know a little more about both types of gelatins I love, click here.

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When I make pudding I like to make a big batch since my kiddos and I love it and then I don’t have to make it multiple times throughout the week. If you want less, just half the recipe.

So without further ado, here is my recipe for High Protein Avocado Pudding:

Ingredients:

  • 4 avocados
  • 2 ripe bananas (the riper they are, the sweeter the pudding)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (no corn syrup added)
  • 1/16 tsp salt (just a pinch will do it!)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp sweet cinnamon (optional)
  • liquid stevia to taste (I used about 1/4 tsp this time. You could use raw honey instead)
  • optional Kosher Great Lakes Gelatin (Collagen Hydrolysate): I used 4 TBS when I made it but you can use as much or as little as you like.
  • optional 1 TBS chia seeds per serving of pudding
  • optional toppings (strawberries, raspberries, or cacao nibs)

Directions:

1. Place avocados, banana, vanilla extract, cacoa powder, cinnamon (if using), and salt in the food processor and process till well blended.

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2. Add in the gelatin and process till it’s mixed well.

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3. Add stevia to taste.

4. Place in an air tight container and let cool in the fridge or just eat it right away (I think it’s best after it has cooled a bit).

Note: I like to add chia seeds to mine to get my omega 3’s. I usually add a TBS of chia seeds to my portion of pudding and let it sit for 5 minutes before eating. My favorite topping is raspberries. I think it’s the perfect topping for this chocolaty treat.

Why add chia seeds?

  • They are high in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • They are gluten and grain-free.
  • They help promote a healthy digestive tract.
  • They are an excellent source of magnesium.

Here is my finished pudding (before adding chia seeds).

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6 Responses

  1. Looks good. I think I’ll try this.

    • Kristine says:

      Hey Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was checking yours out today as well! 🙂 If your not used to a “less sweet” pudding you can try sweetening this with raw honey too.

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