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Now that Kourtney Kardashian has transitioned from famous-because-she’s-rich person to professional wellness guru thanks to her website, Poosh, the 42-year-old’s workout routines, beauty regimen, and recipes have become the subject of intense internet scrutiny. Perhaps none more so than the TikTok-viral avocado pudding.
After sharing a cup of the pale green pudding with Addison Rae in a YouTube video, claiming she’s eaten the goop for breakfast every day for the past five years, it took off on its own trajectory—earning a mixed bag of fevered admiration and outright disgust. “I wish everyone understood how good this is,” Rae proclaimed, seemingly earnestly in the clip. But not everyone who tried the recipe had such a favorable opinion.
TikToker @myhealthydish said “it tasted like baby food.” In another video, @eitan calls it “mutant ninja jelly,” and, in what is perhaps my favorite review, @tandisss says it looks and tastes like “it came out of Shrek’s a–hole.”
@tandisssMaking Kourtney Kardashian’s famous avocado pudding! #kourtneykardashian #avocado #mixitupbaby
The original recipe feels a bit extra (and not even entirely vegetarian). In addition to avocado, milk (any kind, but Kourt uses her homemade macadamia milk, of course), and sweetener, it calls for ingredients like MCT Oil, vanilla bone broth protein powder, and something called BrainOn (“a Refractance Window dried, concentrated organic E3AFA (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) extract of Phycocyanin and Phenylethylamine (PEA)”), none of which I happened to have on hand. Fortunately, a simplified version, sans supplements, exists.
I was fully prepared to hate Kourt’s avocado pudding-smoothie. I was already distraught about potentially wasting an avocado to try it, but try it I did, for you, reader, and what I discovered shocked me to my core.
It’s kind of…good? Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae were…right???
My first attempt was as close to the original as possible: one avocado, one can of coconut milk, and a big spoonful of Manuka honey (Kourt’s preferred variety). Straight out of the blender, I found it to be creamy, a little sweet, and actually quite pleasant. I could imagine how lovely it would be right after a grueling workout.
But I didn’t stop there. After watching 100 TikTok videos of people riffing on this recipe, I had a few hunches about potential enhancements. So, I put the blender pitcher back on its base and added a banana, a cup of ice cubes, and a big squeeze of lime juice, and the result was, hand to god, delicious. I was so surprised, I was almost mad.
Avocado desserts are nothing new, and you probably won’t be surprised to learn that Kardashian did not, in fact, invent them. She credits her child Reign’s Brazilian nanny for introducing her to the idea, which she modified to fit her lifestyle. In Brazil, there’s something similar to this known as Creme de Abacate, and as many TikTokers point out, there’s also Sinh Tố Bơ, a refreshing Vietnamese drink that combines avocado, ice, and sweetened condensed milk.
Inspired by TikTok user @nicole_thenomad, I decided to further gild the lily, turning my avocado pudding concoction into a smoothie bowl situation, with mango, fresh berries, and homemade granola, and maybe this is a breakfast I’ll eat again? Maybe even every day for five years, I’m not sure! I’m not sure about anything anymore…
Kourtney Kardashian’s Surprisingly Delicious Avocado Pudding Smoothie Bowl
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
1 can coconut milk
1 tablespoon Manuka honey
1 cup ice
1 big squeeze of lime juice (about 1 tablespoon)
1 banana, peeled
1 mango, peeled and sliced
1 banana, peeled and sliced
½ cup fresh berries
½ cup granola
Combine all smoothie ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl, and top with fresh fruit and granola.