Creamy Avocado Pudding

By November 5, 2014Dessert

Don't let the name fool you β€” this delicious green dessert is more than unique!

Step 1
Remove seed and peel from avocado. Chop coarsely and place into blender or food processor.

Step 2
Add citrus, honey and sour cream or yogurt to blender or food processor.

Step 3
Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve garnished with zest of citrus.
Option: Add fresh mango pieces, or mix in chopped leaves of fresh mint or cilantro.

Serves: 2
Prep: 2 Minutes
Cooking: 0 Minutes

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1-2 Tablespoons fresh lemon or lime
  • 1-2 Teaspoons lemon or lime zest

11 Comments

  • Tim says:

    Hi, ok let me first say thank you for the blog and the wonderful recipes! This one looks particularly good. I am trying to follow the Maffetone method and its working out really well for me, but it’s early days, so thank you. [Just a note, and I really don’t want to sound like a crotchety so-and-so, but the word unique is a adjective which is complete, like um…”complete”, or “equal” which means that you can’t modify it with something like “really”. Basically it’s strange to say something is very unique, or beyond unique].

    • Tim:

      As an experimental linguist by training, let me tell you that it is perfectly grammatical to modify an adjective such as “complete” with an intensifier such as “really.” While it does nothing to change the formal logic of the statement, as you point out—“really unique” is logically the same as “unique”—it is perfectly syntactically acceptable to do so. In other words, the syntax of what you call “complete” adjectives don’t disallow you from tacking on a modifier.

      The goal of modifying a complete adjective is to lend the same kind of semantic weight that people use when they say “you’re absolutely right.” In formal logical terms, any modification whatsoever of the word “right” is unacceptable: you’re either “right” or “wrong.” However, since our language allows for it, we’re prone to modify the word “right” in a variety of ways that are unacceptable (from a strictly formal logic, but not linguistic, point of view): “he’s somewhat right,” or “mostly right.” From a formal logic perspective, being “mostly right” is actually being “wrong.”

      However, the reason we typically don’t point out that people use the word “right” in the “wrong” way isn’t because it’s more grammatically acceptable than modifying “complete” adjectives, but because such uses are so integrated into our language use—they’re so frequent—that the fact that they’re unacceptable (from a strictly formal logic perspective) is invisible to us.

      So, language allows us to break the rules of formal logic (but that’s OK, because language is not formal logic).

  • mike says:

    Am wondering if the sentence that Tim commented about has been changed since his comment. I ask because the way I interpret the statement (“this delicious green dessert is more than unique!”) is that the author is asserting that the dessert has other attributes in addition to being unique and does not impose a modifier on the condition of uniqueness. That said, I will leave it to others to determine whether this recipe is in fact unique or whether the statement is just hyperbole; however, the product resulting from the recipe is in fact delicious, so thanks for posting it.

  • Marco says:

    I make this one with Greek yogurt, so delicious!

  • Candy says:

    Any ideas for lactose intolerance substitutions fir your recipes?

  • Philip J. says:

    Haha how do these comments get past the moderator? As for the recipe, tried it, found it mediocre. I love avocados and things with avocado in them. This recipe was a bust for my taste…just eat the avocado! Hope I didn’t syntax wrong.

  • Linda Guerra says:

    Ohhhh!!! It’s delicious! But, I think the honey was a bit much for me… I need the 2 week test again.

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