If you remember one of my ealier posts, you'll know that I love raw banana pudding. Since discovering the technique, I've made countless avocado-banana puddings. It's such a silky, nutritious way to feel sinful. :)
This one is more of a vanilla-lemon pudding, but no less delicious. I really enjoy the texture that the flax imparts to this. And, to be a little more fun (and needing the protein) I made a walnut-date crust! I could eat that pie crust alone as a dessert. Oooh... Ideas of date balls are flying through my mind.. like a golden snitch. ;)
The green of the pudding is a little off in the picture, but that's because of the flax and cinnamon. Also, the pie would have been more full if there hadn't been so much tasting... in the name of science.
For the crust:
1 cup walnuts, soaked and dried
1 cup dates, soaked for 5 minutes
1 Tb. water
Grind in a food processor until almost smooth, or desired coarseness.
For the Puddin':
1 1/2 Tb. agave
4 Tb. ground flax
1 tsp. vanilla extract, or vanilla bean pulp
2 Tb. lemon juice
Blend all in the food processor until velvety smooth.
Grease a smallish pan with a chunk of coconut oil. (I just took out a chunk and rubbed it around, no need to melt.) Press the pie crust into the pan, making sure to keep it even. Then, pour the pudding into the crust, and chill in the fridge for about an hour.
This makes a very soft pudding, so it's not going to firm up much. It might even be fun to press the pie into a cupcake pan for individual servings! Less mess that way. We just both ate it out of the pan, so there was no slicing and serving.