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Raw Lemon Pudding 

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This is a great diary-free Lemon pudding.

The avocado is colloquially known as the Alligator Pear, reflecting its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin. Avocado is derived from the Aztec word "ahuacatl". Avocados (contains 14 minerals to regulate body functions high in Lecithin which feeds brain and reduces fat in the body; excellent source of protein; prevent anaemia). Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol.Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure.

The health benefits of dates:
The people of the Middle East have consumed dates, as a part of their staple diet, since centuries, mainly owing to its high nutritional value. Apart from being rich in natural fibers, dates also comprise of a lot of other nutrients, like oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, magnesium, etc. In fact, it is said that one date is a minimum of a balanced and healthy diet.

2 c avocado, mashed
1 1/2 c lemon flesh, without peel and seeds
Juice of 1 lemon
2 c pitted dates
2-4 Tbs maple syrup or honey (opt)

Peel lemons with knife. Cut them in half, and begin to slice them. Remove seeds as you encounter them.

Blend lemon flesh with mashed avocado, dates, and lemon juice. A processor works well for this. If desired, add some syrup or honey.

Special Diet: Vegetarian, Low Fat, High Omega Fats

Category: Raw Foods

Submitted By: OK In Health

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