Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Green tropical pudding

I would apologise for posting near consecutive tropical recipes, but it was 21'C (70'F) in London today. It will be 25'C tomorrow. I think that deserves tropical, given average spring temperatures are more like 14'C.

This recipe uses the mangoes that remained from my recent bulk buy purchase, and in many ways it is a pudding version of the cake I posted last week. I liked the cake more, but this is easier to make - and you can eat it for breakfast. Like the cake, it has a simple, whole food ingredient list. The green colour comes (unsurprisingly) from avocado and that also lends a creamy texture. Banana, pineapple and coconut round out the ingredient list.

This isn't the most attractive pudding, although sprinkling coconut on top does help. However, it tastes entirely of tropical fruits and not at all of avocado (said by someone who doesn't like plain avocado). It will definitely lift a cloudy day, and if you are blessed with as much sunshine as we have, it will add to the summery experience.

Green tropical pudding
A delicious blend of tropical fruits, creamy avocado and coconut - perfect for a whole food breakfast or snack
Serves 2 to 4

Food processor or high speed blender required

Author: Bite-sized thoughts

2 medium mangoes (approximately 300g with peel and stone)
1 large avocado (approximately 170g with peel and stone)
1 large banana (approximately 100g with skin)
2 - 3 tinned pineapple rings, or 1/4 cup fresh pineapple
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup desiccated coconut, divided
1 tsp vanilla

Combine the mango, avocado, banana and pineapple in a food processor or blender and process until just smooth. Add the 1/4 cup coconut and vanilla and process to incorporate.

Spoon into individual dishes and top with the remaining coconut. Chill in the fridge until serving. Will keep for 2 days.

What is the weather doing in your part of the world? Is it tropical food appropriate?


  1. It is 27 C today - which is the hottest we have had it lately - it is going to be 18 C tomorrow so it wont last - I really like the sound of this pudding for being lots of fruit rather than other creamy additions - sounds almost like a really thick smoothie. Enjoy your warm weather.

    1. Our weather has dropped back to 15'C too so we are moving in tandem :-) A thick smoothie is not far off actually - certainly the addition of milk would take it to a smoothie.

  2. Mango and avocado together is just perfect for me. I am loving all the nice weather we have been having - I really hope it lasts.

  3. The more tropics the better, in my opinion - especially when it comes to things like mangoes! This sounds like a vacation in pudding form!


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