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Avocado Key Lime Pudding with Crunchy Crumble Topping (Paleo, Vegan)

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!

Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

When it comes to desserts, I absolutely love the ones that are citrus flavored. There’s something so refreshing and delicious about how tart and sour fruits taste when sweetened, and I make sure to make my Lemon Bars every Spring and Summer because I love them so much. So when I saw some cute tiny key limes at the grocery store the other day, I stocked up so I can make a special treat to welcome the warmer months.

This Avocado Key Lime Pudding might be another new favorite of mine, and it’s almost like a deconstructed key lime pie. The creamy and decadent pudding made with avocados is kind of like the pie filling, and the nutty crumble topping adds the crunch factor of a crust. It’s such a delicious combination of flavors that I just can’t get enough of.

Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

Of course, the topping is completely optional if you just want to enjoy the smooth and velvety Avocado Key Lime Pudding on its own. I personally love the texture combo of the two together and I think it’s totally worth the extra effort of making the topping in the oven.

This is also a great treat to make for a picnic or an outdoor get-together since both the pudding and the topping can be made in advance. Because of the addition of the key lime juice and zest, the color of the pudding will stay green and vibrant for several hours if kept cold in an airtight container. Just add the topping right before serving so it stays nice and crunchy!

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Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

Avocado Key Lime Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 395 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!

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Ingredients

Key Lime Pudding

Crumble Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 

  2. While the oven is heating up, place all ingredients for the key lime pudding in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more maple syrup if preferred.

  3. Divide the pudding between 2 bowls and place in the refrigerator. 

  4. Grease a shallow baking dish with coconut oil.

  5. Combine all ingredients for the crumble topping and spread out on the baking dish.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.

  7. Cool for 5 minutes. 

  8. When ready to serve, remove the key lime pudding from the refrigerator, and sprinkle the crumble topping over the pudding. 

  9. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Key Lime Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 pudding)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Potassium 1051mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 29.8%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

It’s so easy to make this Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam that’s tart and delicious. It takes just a few ingredients with no pectin necessary!

Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

Well, the weather is finally warming up little by little and I couldn’t be more excited for it to be fully in Spring mode when it comes to produce. I even saw strawberries at the farmers market over the weekend and I can’t wait for all the other various berries to come out and play. But while we are still in between seasons, I decided to whip up some yummy jam using my favorite fruit, blueberries, and a winter fruit that’s almost out of season, oranges.

Blueberries weren’t out yet the last time I checked, so I used frozen blueberries to make this Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam and it turned out so tart and fabulous. And with this recipe, you don’t even need to use pectin, which usually contains GMO corn that I would rather avoid if possible.

Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

So you ready to start jammin’? This clean guilt-free jam is sweetened just with fruits and honey, and because it doesn’t use pectin, you have to cook it down much longer than a regular jam. The result is so thick but spreadable, and the combination of flavors from the blueberries and oranges is so tart and delicious

This Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam isn’t canned, so it’s better to make a small batch at a time and store it in the refrigerator or freezer. It makes about a cup of jam and lasts about 3 weeks in the fridge, so you have plenty of time to eat it on your favorite crackers, toast, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, yogurt, or any kind of creamy dessert. I bet it’s even yummy with some cheese like brie if you can do dairy.

However you want to eat it, it’s a delicious sweet condiment to have around if you are looking for a fruity treat!

Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

Course: Condiment, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 40 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

It's so easy to make this Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam that's tart and delicious. It takes just a few ingredients with no pectin necessary!

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice about 2 medium oranges
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup raw honey

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries in a food processors and pulse a few times to get them chopped.

  2. Combine the chopped blueberries, orange juice, orange zest, and honey in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.

  3. Bring down the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for 20-25 minutes uncovered, stirring frequently. 

  4. The jam is done when it's reduced and thickened, and starts gelling. 

  5. Transfer the jam into a clean 8 oz jar and let it cool completely.

  6. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 40
% Daily Value*
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 9g
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Learn how to dye Easter eggs naturally using real food ingredients, and without any chemical laden food dyes. It’s easy and the colors are so vibrant and fun!

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Growing up, painting and decorating eggs was one of my favorite Easter activities. I’ve always loved coloring and colors, in general, and I still find dying eggs a very fun and relaxing activity that I look forward to.

These days, I don’t use artificial dyes which are filled with chemicals and toxins that are linked to hyperactivity, cancers, kidney failures, and various other health risks. Did you know that in Europe, most foods with artificial coloring come with a warning label?

Because of this, I dye Easter eggs naturally with dyes made with fruits, veggies, and other food items that you may easily have in your kitchen already. The result isn’t as strong and even as artificial food dyes, but I prefer the rustic and speckled look of these eggs more and I think they are far more beautiful.

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

I especially love how the blue turned out. I made the dye for it using red cabbage leaves and the result is such a gorgeous and vibrant shade of blue. My second favorite is the purple eggs made with grape juice, which turned out with a very cool, uneven design that makes them look almost galaxy-like.

The whole process is so easy and it’s something you can do as a family, even with little kids. And you won’t have to worry that they might put the dye in their mouths, as all the ingredients are 100% real food. But if you want to cut time and use prepackaged dyes, you can purchase these natural, plant based food dyes that are toxin free.

If you do decide to dye Easter eggs naturally, let me know how they turn out! I love getting comments from you guys of what you think of my recipes or tutorials, whether they are positive or negative (in a CONSTRUCTIVE way). It helps me improve my content and keep growing as a blogger!

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

How to Dye Easter Eggs Natually

Author: Jean Choi

Learn how to dye Easter eggs naturally using real food ingredients, and without any chemical laden food dyes. It's easy and the colors are so vibrant and fun!

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Ingredients

Hard boiled eggs

  • Brown shelled eggs for color green
  • White shelled eggs for all other colors
  • Water
  • Ice

Dye base

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar

For red/deep pink

  • 2 cups shredded beets

For orange

  • 2 cups yellow onion skin

For yellow

  • 1/4 cup turmeric powder

For green and blue (use brown eggs for green and white eggs for blue)

  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage

For purple (omit water for this one)

  • 2 cups grape juice

For brown (omit water for this one)

  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee cooled

Instructions

Hard boiled eggs

  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot over medium high heat.  

  2. Gently lower the eggs into the water so they don't break, and let it come to a boil again. Once it does, lower the heat, and let the eggs simmer for 11 minutes.

  3. Prepare a large bowl with an ice bath.

  4. Once the eggs are done cooking, transfer them to the ice bath for at least 15 minutes. 

For red/deep pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue

  1. Place 2 cups of water and color ingredient in a saucepan. 

  2. Heat over high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. 

  3. Turn down the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.  

  4. Let the dye liquid cool for one hour, then strain. 

  5. Place the liquid in a jar or a glass container, then add vinegar.

  6. Add the eggs into the dye then place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

  7. Once the eggs have dyed to your liking, carefully remove from the dye and place on a paper towel lined plate and let them air dry. Try not to wipe or smudge with your fingers until completely dry. 

For purple and brown

  1. Combine the color ingredient and vinegar in a jar. 

  2. Add eggs to the dye.

  3. Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. 

  4. Once the eggs have dyed to your liking, carefully remove from the dye and place on a paper towel lined plate and let them air dry. Try not to wipe or smudge with your fingers until completely dry.

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