Banana Pudding – sugar/dairy free

Core Plan

Serves 4-6 depending on serving size

Banana pudding is an American favorite.  Typically people are using store-bought pudding mixes that contain food colorings, sugar, and other unhealthy ingredients and of course, no banana pudding can be missing the “wafer” cookies.  This version is super-healthy and would be great to serve skeptical guests.  Remember that bananas are very high in sugar and should be avoided on the Advanced Plan and eaten in moderation even on the Core Plan.

Note:  this pudding will not be bright yellow (due to the lack of the typical yellow food coloring).  Don’t be alarmed!  Once you taste it, you won’t miss the artificial bright yellow hue at all.

photo3 very ripe bananas (if small you may want to use 4)
1 teaspoon vanilla (check ingredients)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
3-4 tablespoons coconut butter or palm oil
1 cup soaked cashews (soak in filtered water for 4-6 hours and drain)
If needed, you can add a little stevia or more banana for extra sweetness.  If it is too thick for your taste, add in some coconut milk or almond milk to desired consistency.

Put everything into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  Serve immediately

Optional:  Lightly toast some almond flour (to mimic the wafer cookies) and sprinkle on top with sliced bananas

 

 

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