Is it weird that I like to clean?
Or that I enjoy eating healthy?
And that I don't drink alcohol or coffee?
Or that I like to exercise (and I don't mean yoga)?
I figure, with the exception of my husband, the majority of you reading this are women, so I thought I'd inquire.
I don't have many (read: any) women friends to speak of, and I often feel it's because I don't relate to a lot of women.
I kinda hate shopping, unless it's online, I own nothing from lu-lu-lemon, or whatever it is, I don't enjoy traveling, (like, at all), I'm not a Taylor Swift fan, and I don't use phrases like 'I know, right?'.
Truth be told, all that stuff gives me the heebies.
I'd rather be cruising the nut butter aisle at Whole Foods, watching Hostel with the hubs, lifting weight at the gym, or sitting on my derriere reading something political.
Anyone out there wanna be besties? 🙂
I'll meet a cool chick here or there, but I usually think they're cool because they're as into their family and work as myself, leaving us virtually zero time to bond.
No matter, my husband actually fills any void I need for a friend.
I was never one for multiple friends anyway. My mom has often told me that even as a child, all I ever needed was 'one best friend', and I was perfectly happy.
My husband and I actually passed our ten-year mark this week, woohoo!
March 8, 2006, we embarked on our first 'date', though I didn't realize at the time it was a date.
We went and saw Hostel. We actually met at the theater, and I'm pretty sure I paid for myself...
It was fun though, especially because beforehand, I remember not feeling the need to gussy up. After all, it wasn't a date. He'd tell you a different tale.
I remember after one of our first quote-unquote 'dates', he asked me if I wanted to get ice cream.
My health and allergies were horrible at the time, so I politely declined. I remember feeling quite embarrassed though. That was what people did....they went out, saw movies, ate normal restaurant food, and got ice cream. Not me. My diet was very limited at the time, and I wasn't about to get into all the details with some cute guy I hardly knew.
Eventually, though, I did tell him. And he understood and now he eats my healthy treats like a champ.
This pudding is my latest craving.
I love lime, and I love avocado. Man, avocados can do no wrong! They make everything better, including this pudding.
If you've never tried avocado in pudding, you're in for a surprise!
It adds a delicious, creamy texture and makes this recipe as easy as using your blender.
By using more of the lime zest and less of the lime juice, I was able to get the sweetener down pretty low here too, which is often tough when something is lemon or lime-based.
This makes a great afternoon treat, and the kids love it too!
Avocado Lime Pudding (Low Sugar)
- 1 ½ avocados
- zest of one lime
- 1 T . lime juice
- 1 T . raw honey or maple syrup
- 1-2 T . dairy-free milk or water
- ½ c . frozen cucumber , optional (see Notes)
- dash sea salt
- ½ t . vanilla
- stevia , to taste
- Blend all until smooth and creamy.
The added frozen cucumber cubes are a great little trick, as they really amp up the bulk of the pudding and give it a 'fluffy' texture without adding a lot of extra calories (in short, you feel like you get more 'bang for your buck'). This trick is actually from one of my favorite Instagram accounts, Jenn and Jac Snack.
Have a great weekend!
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I'm laughing as I read your post because....that's me!!!! Like 100%! With 3 kids under 4yrs and a military hubby, you'd think I'd crave girlfriends! But I don't..I have my sisters and they are all I need! Cleaning and working out hard are my passion... Along with food! Culinary major with a huge love for healthy eating here!! Lol
So with that, I love your posts, your recipes are always killer...and I'm thinking of making this for breakfast tomorrow morning 😉 he he. Maybe get the kids to eat it too!!!
Haha, thanks Nina! You and I would get along splendidly. 🙂 I hope you like the pudding if you try it!
I meant to tell you, this pudding was awesome!! I now need to make my favorite cookies of all time.. Your incredible chicpea flour chocolate chip cookies!! Ever since I found out I have a gluten sensitivity, I crave cookies and pizza like crazy!! But your recipes have all been so good!
Oh yay, I'm so happy you liked this Nina! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
This looks great! I can't wait to try this!
"Is it weird that I like to clean?"
I sincerely hope not... as that would mean I am also weird. Well, maybe I'm a little weird 😉
"Or that I enjoy eating healthy?
And that I don’t drink alcohol or coffee?
Or that I like to exercise (and I don’t mean yoga)?"
Ha! I thought it was funny that we both liked to clean, but we're 4 for 4! We would be in real life besties =D
I also hate shopping (unless it's Whole Foods of course!), not much of a traveller, but I kind of like Taylor Swift.
Happy 10 year anniversary! Sounds like you guys are a good match for one another =)
Your dessert sounds really good! I especially like the sound of adding frozen cucumber!
Haha, that's awesome Kimmy! Thanks for all your thoughtful comments. 🙂
I can totally relate to this post!!! I appreciate your honesty. I have a best friend and lots of acquaintances, but not very many true, close friends that are like me. I LOVE to eat healthy and my day isn't complete unless I've gotten in a good workout! I hate shopping and I have never drank alcohol and I don't own anything from LuLu Lemon. Most of my workout clothes are from Costco and I'm not ashamed to admit it. 🙂 I could sit and look at a healthy cookbook for hours. Same with healthy food blogs, like yours! Your recipes are delicious!
Thanks for your comment Holly, it's great to connect with like-minded people, even if only in a cyber way. 🙂
I know exactly how you feel all apart from I dont like politics I love the great outdoors and ourdoor pursuit sports so I also love traveling. Really dont know why women want to waiste any of their lives doing hairmakeup etc or talk about famous people I have never heard of or go shopping for the latest thing I find it all very supaficial much prefer the company of blokes as they tend to talk about and do more practical things that is usful in every day life not just frittering your life away frivolity.
Love the idea of avocado lime pudding! Looks delicious, thanks so much for linking up and sharing 🙂
ha, love your post! Thank goodness for the variety of online resources available, I've definitely been able to finetune what is important to me and utilize the web for things I don't enjoy in person.
Leave out the politics and I think we'd get along fine irl 🙂
This sounds fabulous! I love avocado and combining it with limes sounds wonderful, so I am looking forward to trying it, Pinned 🙂 I would love for you to share this at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up at: http://www.marathonsandmotivation.com
Aw, happy anniversary! I'm with you -- I have a few close friends and I'm good. Also, I was never a girl's girl until recently. I used to only be friends with guys. But now some of my favorite peeps are women.
Thanks for linking up today!
We very well may be Lauren! I battled my own eating disordered demons in my 20's: I suffered from anorexia for a few years followed by a rapid weight gain and chronic binge eating. It has taken a lot of time and commitment to achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and it is always a work in progress.
So, is it weird that I have never dyed my hair, don't wear make-up and would rather spend $20 on pecan pie coconut butter than toward a new pair of jeans?
It is definitely a constant battle, even once you're through the thick of it, and no! Not weird at all! My kind of girl, lol. 🙂
I can totally relate to this post and I appreciate your honesty. I do not drink or smoke (never have done either), nor do I consume fast food (or really any food not prepared by myself). I am definitely an introvert, and consider my boyfriend and my mom to be my best friends. On the rare occasions when we travel, my boyfriend humors me by letting me wander the local grocery or natural food stores (finding a new nut butter makes my week).
Perusing food blogs is another interest of mine, and I have enjoyed checking in with yours every now and then. I recently made your spelt flatbreads: they are yummy, I made them stove top in a griddle rather than baking as I was too hungry to wait for the oven to preheat. Worked just fine stove top. Was my first foray with spelt flour, and I may be a convert!
Thanks for your recipe inspiration!
Thanks for your comment Ellen, we sound a bit like kindred spirits! So happy you liked the bread, it's a favorite around here. 🙂
This looks really good! Also, I bookmarked your dessert hummus spread recipe a while ago and I really want to make it, but I went back to the link and the page was not found. Can you send me the recipe? Thanks!
I hear you Lauren! this week my hubs was asking me about this very thing - do I miss not having loads of friends. As a young teenager I had loads of friends and boyfriends but now as I have got older, I find it harder for people to connect or bond, I'm not sure what it is. My hubby is also my best friend and he talks double the amount of words I do in one day LoL! He is like a chatty Cathy! It;s crazy, our first date was also a movie, an action movie. Anyhow - I have an allergy to avo's they make my mouth swell. So will have to pass on this one, thanks for all the great recipes though.
Haha, that's awesome about your hubby, mine is the same way (very 'chatty', lol). Sorry about the avo, that's a bummer, but thanks for your comment! 🙂
I think I'm like you too, except for the traveling part!
you crack me up!! we are VERY similar. i do not have a best friend. i'm one of the most loyal (and Fun) person you could ever meet... until i get dissed. it only takes one time. life is too short!
i'll be your friend Lauren! lol AND i don't have kids, just a hubby 🙂
anyhoo, this dessert looks great!!! i have an avocado that needs mashing!
Haha, you are my blog bestie for sure Dawn! xo
This looks soooo good! I totally hear ya when it comes to most ladies my age being all into shopping and I'm over here like " who wants to go work out then go make a smoothie with me ?" I have accepted the fact that it's just not going to happen lol. At least I WILL be happy and healthy 🙂
Thanks Renee! 🙂
Yay glad to have a banana-free pudding once in a while!
Happy to say that my hubby has been my bestie for 33 years and the first film we saw together was Evil Dead. Maybe there is something about horror movies and relationship longevity?
I didn't have food allergies then but I sure have them now and your site has been a big help to me. Thanks!
That's so cool about you and your hubby, and I'm happy the site has been helpful to you! Thanks for your comment Cindy!
🙂 wondering if we could stretch it say this is leaning towards a 'key lime' or cheesecake" type something??? 🙂 thx
I actually had this in the form of bars first, but I found myself constantly spooning off the top layer, so I thought, 'why don't I just post it as pudding?'. Your ideas sound delicious though, my oat flour crust might work with it.
You're too cool!!!! love how honest this is and I could totally be your besty!!!!
Lol, thanks! 🙂
I am not a big pudding fan. But for some reason I want to try this. I ;love all your recipes. I always have a loaf of your gluten free bread in my freezer to take a slice or two a day. thanks for your great recipes.
Thanks Karen! I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it!
I think stereotyping women the way you did in your post may be one of the reasons you may not have female friends. I eat healthy, am very into taking care of myself when my children allow me to, and I have amazing friends who understand my lifestyle even if they don't partake in it. And we have a mommy comradarie that is incredibly strong because women, particularly moms, are amazing!
I'm sorry if the post offended you, I meant it to be kind of self-deprecating. I just basically find I don't relate to many women based on my own personal experiences, but I'm kind of a loner and very quiet in person, so I would say that contributes more than anything. Glad that you have a support group though!