Applesauce Rice Pudding

By MarvinFebruary 23, 2018

After February’s summery start, the sudden cold in San Francisco makes us long for warmer temperatures… (Though it’s still warmer here than in my homeland Germany!)  Anyways, let’s heat ourselves up with this awesome post-workout vegan meal! You can easily whip this baby up; it’s tasty and will definitely warm you from the inside out.


For the record, I was a vegan for two years. However, despite our collective illusion that being  vegan is the healthier option, it’s not a solution that works for everybody.  I felt great eating a fully plant based diet, but after doing a blood test, I figured out that being vegan is not the right option for me. 


The best advice that anyone can give you is to figure out what your body really needs. Let’s think about our ancestors. Whether they came from Italy, Brazil, Nigeria, or Germany ;), they were probably healthier because they ate whole, unprocessed foods.  This approach fits both the Paleo and vegan philosophies. And this recipe is a perfect combination of both. 


For my vegans and veggie lovers out there, this tasty recipe will perk you up after a workout and restore the energy in your  muscle cells. It also comes with a whole lot of warm looooove.





800 ml almond milk

200 g rice pudding (uncooked) 

2 apples

100 ml filtered water

a few coconut flakes

stevia and cinnamon 



  1. Heat the almond milk in a large pan.
  2. Slowly mix in the rice and let it absorb the almond milk for about 30 minutes. Don’t forget to mix everything slowly every few minutes so it doesn’t get burned ;).
  3. Cut the apples in little pieces. Put the apples and water into the blender with 50 ml and mix until it resembles applesauce.  Mix stevia in to taste.
  4. When the rice cooked for about 30 minutes, fill it up in a separate bowl and serve the warm rice with the applesauce on top of it. Garnish everything with the cinnamon and coconut flakes for the crunch in the recipe. 🙂

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