16 Mar 2013

orange lavender pudding with cashews

This recipe creates a pudding that is creamy, fresh and - let's face it - pretty cute. I love using fruit in desserts because... okay wait do I actually have to explain? This is a raw, vegan blog; obviously I like fruit. It's colourful, naturally sweet, nutritious and generally the all-around perfect food. You can practically live off fruit. The benefits of eating nature's vibrantly coloured candy are too many to count. Just eat a lot of it, okay?

Last night I was scouring the internet looking for some dessert recipes I could turn into raw vegan versions. I didn't actually find a recipe for an orange pudding but somehow it got lodged in my brain and stayed there. So I made it. At 10:00 PM while dancing to lame pop music. Yep. The idea to add lavender came this morning, while I was setting up the pudding for photos. I know I say this about a ton of things like chocolate, dates, bananas, coconut, etc. - but you really can't go wrong with lavender!

The recipe can't get much simpler or more whole-foods: blend some cashews, dates and oranges. Add some coconut oil and put it in the fridge. Sorted (as they say in the UK)! The next morning you have a luscious, sweet citrus infused treat to enjoy at anytime of the day because it's so healthy. Pudding for breakfast? Excellent. Lunch? Good choice. Snack? Go for it. Dinner? Alright, you must really like pudding. You should probably eat something else with dinner. Weirdo.

orange lavender pudding: serves 4

2 peeled oranges
1 cup cashews
1 cup dates
1-2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. If it is too thick, add the juice of another orange or two. Scoop into small, single serving dishes (like ramekins) and leave in the fridge overnight. The next day decorate the pudding with orange zest and slices, and more lavender flowers if you like. Get sexy with it. 


  1. [ Smiles ] Thank you for sharing the orange lavender pudding recipe; it looks delicous!

  2. You have the best Raw foods site I have ever seen!!! I am looking forward to trying especially the carrot cake soon!

  3. Would it be beneficial to soak the cashews first? Would it make the pudding creamier??

    1. Yes, I might add that in the recipe - thanks!

  4. Mhhmm, this sounds delicious and is on my To Do list for next weekend! I have already tried out and love so many of your recipies. And your photography is great!

  5. This one sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. your recipe seriously often make my day! i love how creative u get with non vegan desserts and turn them into ur own! :) i made the pistachio chocolate cake for a party recently (changed it up and added a thin dark berry layer on top and added some coffee in the chocolate layer) and people LOVED it!!! thanks for sharing with us!!

  7. Totally with you on the lavender!! Looks so good and so easy peasy :-) I kill it in the kitchen to crappy pop music- it's the best.

  8. Delish ... you take the best food pictures :-)

  9. AnonymousJuly 21, 2014

    Hey Em, could you make this in a food processor or does it need to be done in a vitamix? Just discovered your blog, and I bloody love it. Thank you!

  10. is there a possible replacement for the coconut oil? or will it hold up without?

  11. Hi I have made this twice substituting dates for prunes and it is absolutely delicious!!! I can't seem to get my pudding to a completely smooth consistency-how do you achieve this? How long do you blend it for?


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