This simple, nutritious, and delicious pie takes only about ten minutes to make, if you don’t count licking your fingers after mixing the sticky and yummy raw dough. It has my favorite features of food: nutrient dense; balanced; low-glycemic; plenty of minerals, antioxidants, and fiber; vegetarian/vegan protein; and artery-friendly fats (love those omegas). Oh, and yummy! I made it in honor of pie day. (I’m married to a geek who lets me know about important holidays like this.)
The variations are endless. Here’s what I used:
1 t vanilla
1 cup organic raw oats
1/8 cup chia seeds
1/8 cup hemp seeds
cup goji berries
cup dried cranberries
1 cup all-natural almond butter
cup raw cacao nibs
cup flax seeds or flax meal
1/3 cup unprocessed honey or maple syrup
cup raw pistachios
Mix everything with your washed hands. Press into a pie plate. Since the ratio of the ingredients is not sacred, if it seems too runny add more flax meal. If it seems too dry and cake-y, add a little water. It will definitely be sticky because of the almond butter.
I have to make a plug for kids’ health. This would be a fun recipe to make with your children. It’s simple, gooey, and “hands-on”. Your kids could make dessert one night! Also, showing your kids healthy desserts is a smart thing for you to do as a parent.
Allow to chill. Cut and enjoy. I recommend drinking it with Teecino organic chocolate tea. Check out this extremely delicious brand.
Ideas for your custom pie: Add any of the following with abandonment. This is no fault pie. You can’t mess up. Raw coconut, any kind of natural seeds or nuts that you like (sunflower, pumpkin, slivered almonds, cashews) any kind of dried fruit that you like, any kind of nut butter that you like,
Fun fact: We bought the honey at our Farmer’s Market yesterday from a veteran bee keeper. When I asked her if it was organic, she said that since the bees travel in approximately a two mile radius, and since they make the honey, she and her husband could not guarantee that the bees only get the nectar from organic flowers. I thought that was so interesting.
Brought to you with love from my kitchen to yours.
With love and encouragement,
Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
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