Raw Berry Pie
Raw Berry Pie is a dessert experience that you will feel good about. It’s fresh, flavorful, and full of raw enzymes and antioxidants!
I firmly believe that their are ways to satisfy sweet cravings, without feeling tired or guilty afterward and Raw Berry Pie is one of them. I searched for a raw pie crust recipe, and have to say I hit the jackpot when I discovered Rawtarian’s simple raw pie crust! With just 5 ingredients, I feel like I could make this at any given moment in under 3 minutes. This pie was such a hit, that I had to make another pie the next day and both were devoured in less than 30 minutes! 🙂
RAW PIE CRUST INGREDIENTS:
- 6 medjool dates
- 1 cup raw unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla (optional, but I recommend!)
Directions: Place all ingredients into a food processor with the “S” blade. Pulse and mix until moist and formable. Transfer raw pie crust mixture to a pie pan of your choice and press into the sides of the pan.
RAW PIE FILLING INGREDIENTS:
- Sliced strawberries to layer the bottom of the pie crust
- Raw Cashew Vanilla Orange Cream Cheese Frosting (this is a great creamy frosting or raw “cream cheese” type blend for a number of different desserts!)
- 1 carton of fresh raspberries
- 1-2 cartons of fresh blueberries
- garnish of your choice – mint, berries, etc.
CASHEW VANILLA ORANGE “CREAM CHEESE” FROSTING:
- 1.5 cups of raw cashews (soaked for 1-3 hours)
- 6-8 medjool dates (make sure to pit them!)
- 6-8 ounces of freshly juiced orange juice (about 2-3 oranges juiced)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Directions: Place all ingredients into a high speed blender (Vitamix or Blendtec) and blend on high until creamy.
Directions to make pie: Slice strawberries and line the bottom of the raw pie crust. Spread the raw cashew cream cheese mixture over the strawberries. Cut the raspberries in half and and layer them on top of the raw “cream cheese.” Dump as many blueberries as you want on top of the raspberries. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours (or longer) and enjoy!
And THAT my friends is how you make a guiltless and tasty dessert that is FULL of antioxidants and nutrition. You could use other berries as well or even other fruits to your liking! 🙂
Here are some of the reasons why you can enjoy this dessert guilt-free:
Dates are packed with an impressive amount of vitamins and minerals and are a great alternative sweetener since they are a simple sugar (fructose and dextrose). They help to replenish your body’s energy, and prevent LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut. They contain flavonoids, antioxidants, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, thiamin, vitamin B6, niacin, pantothenic acid, iron, copper, magnesium and more!
Coconut helps prevent obesity, control sweet cravings, improves heart health, it is high in dietary fiber, has a low glycemic index, helps to improve digestion, and more! It also contains zero trans-fats, and contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic healing propertis. It helps to aid and support overall immune system functions.
Raw walnuts are your brain boosters (isn’t it funny how they even look similar to your brain?)! They are said to contain almost twice as many antioxidants as other nuts and they have a high concentration of omega-3 essential fatty acids (beauty oils to help brain, hair and skin). In addition, they contain vitamin E, and minerals like manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium plus more!
Cashews contain proanthocyanidins, (a class of flavanols that actually starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing). Studies have also shown that cashews can reduce your colon cancer risk, improves hair, skin, heart, nerves, and bone health, helps to prevent gallstones and more!
Strawberries boost immunity, help prevent aging and wrinkles, help promote eyesight, help prevent cancer, fight bad cholesterol, help to reduce inflammation in the body, help to regulate blood pressure, promote pre-natal health and more!
Raspberries are full of antioxidants, help lower high blood pressure, are a good source of iron, help to prevent cancer, and improve eyesight. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium and folate. These berries have one of the top-ranked ORAC values (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) and are loaded with vitamins, minerals and more!
Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit. They help to neutralize free radicals (which can cause accelerated aging and disease) and they help promote urinary tract health. They can help improve your brain’s health, your digestion, your heart, and help prevent cancer. They are full of vitamins, minerals and more!
Stay fresh people!
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