A Dessert with Avocado? You Bet!

A documentary about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle is on the big screen in Portland, Maine.
On September 23rd at 7pm, “Plant Pure Nation,” will be shown at
The Nickelodeon.
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Nutritional scientist and bestselling author T. Colin Campbell and his son Nelson, work together to propose a pilot program in a Kentucky community that would document the health benefits of a vegan diet. Campbell is the author of, “The China Study.”
That book was later made into a documentary called, “Forks over Knives.”forks

“Plant Pure Nation,” goes through the battle with Kentucky state officials over implementing the program and follows several individuals who try to lose weight and improve their biometric testing by eating plant-based meals.

A cookbook has also been released as part of a companion with the film.
It features 150 recipes that are all vegan.book

Life is short, eat dessert first. That’s why I picked a sweet recipe you can eat after dinner. It is called Avocado Pudding Pie. It tastes great, is good for you, there is no cooking involved and it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.pie

Maine resident, fellow vegan and local film promoter Chris McClay prepared the pie for the crew from Good Day Maine on FOX 23. To say it was a hit would be an understatement. The reaction from most people was, “this is vegan?”avocado pudding

Enjoy the dessert, the film and of course that vegan thing.

Ingredients for crust

1 cup pitted dates
1 1/2 cups walnuts
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Ingredients for filling

2 pitted dates
2 fresh avocados, pitted & peeled
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 agave nectar
1/2 cup nondairy milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt

Ingredients for topping

Your favorite fruits (I used strawberries and Kiwis)


For the crust, place dates in a bowl with warm water. Let sit for 15 minutes or until soften. Take the dates, put them in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients and blend until it forms a crumbly texture. Put in pie dish and press.

For the filling, put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Cut up your favorite fruit, place on top and serve.

Jeff Peterson

About Jeff Peterson

Jeff Peterson anchors Good Day Maine on CBS 13 from 4:30-7:00a.m and on FOX 23 from 7:00-8:00am. Back in 2012, he decided to become vegan. Jeff has lost over 50 pounds and his cholesterol has dropped dramatically. Besides having kids, It's the best decision he's ever made.