Pumpkin Flaxseed Pudding
1 cup dairy free milk
1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
2 cups pureed pumpkin
1-3 Tablespoon agave, honey, or date paste (here are instructions for simple Date Paste)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Blend all ingredients together in a blender or mix it by hand.
Spiced Coconut Kefir
1 1/4 cup cold homemade coconut kefir (instructions here: Coconut Milk Kefir)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground clove
Just stir all of the ingredients together. You can also add sweetener to the kefir, but I liked the tart contrast with the sweet pudding. I said to use cold kefir because it is a lot thicker like greek yogurt. If your kefir is too thin for your liking, you can always put it through a cheese cloth.
To assemble, I spooned some of the pumpkin pudding into the bottom of a clear jar (a tall dessert glass would look much nicer!) then poured some spiced coconut kefir, then spooned some more pudding, and then a little coconut kefir with some pumpkin seeds. actually I put a little extra pumpkin puree on top, which is why the top layer looks different in the picture, but it definitely doesn't need it. I had just already started eating it before I took a picture and so I spooned on some extra pumpkin puree to fill the glass and make it look pretty again.
If you eat dairy, then milk kefir would also be very good in this recipe.