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Sunday, May 29, 2011

blackberry mousse pie

here she is


and here is her sacred recipe i promised you

BLACKBERRY MOUSSE PIE
crust:
1 1/2 c almonds
1 1/2 c walnuts
1 c dates
3 tbs lucuma
2 tsp honey
dash sea salt

* crumble nuts in food processor until they are fine. add in the rest of ingredients and process until a dough forms.

*rub the bottom of a pie plate with 1 tbs of coconut oil. press crust into pie plate and place in freezer.

filling:
2 c fresh blackberries
1 1/2 c cashews, soaked
1 c honey
1/2 c cacao butter
juice of two oranges
1/2-3/4 tsp almond extract 
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
dash sea salt

*blend cashews with honey, orange juice and enough water to keep it moving. when the mixture is completely smooth and in the rest of ingredients and blend until incorporated.

*pour filling into crust and set in the freezer for an hour.

* decorate top with orange slices, orange zest, goji berries and whatever else floats your boat;) store in the fridge or freezer


now this pie wasnt exactly the favorite among my family...we tend to gravitate to more chocolatey things. aside from that there were still a few things that i really liked about this pie...
1. the blackberries were buy five containers for five dollars at the store
2. the lucuma in the crust added a unique flavor (and unique nutritional content)
3. it wasnt super sweet. it was the kind of dessert that you could have one slice and feel perfectly satisfied. which for me, makes a perfect summer treat that can calm my sweet obsession and leave me feeling light for my beach time activities:)

and whats a raw goddess to do with a little bit of extra pie filling? make baby popsicles of course!



i didnt want the popsicles to be bigger than "dimitri size," so i poured them into ice cube molds and let them set for about an hour. then i topped two on top of each other and pierced them with the end of plastic popsicle sticks. i let them freeze completely...and completely enjoy watching my little beetle bug get nutritious popsicle messes all over his face. and hands. and clothes. and legs. and maybe the couch...

and on to my other rawesome thoughts for the day....

who says traveling has to ruin your healthy lifestyle? today my husband and i, along with our baby, drove eight hours to virginia. eating out isnt an option in our daily life, so choosing to eat out while on the road is out of the question also. this takes a little bit of preparation, but let me tell you it is sooooo worth it! we ate like kings today! we drove half way to our destination and then stopped for lunch at a rest stop. with our mini cooler packed with nourishing foods filled with love, we set up a little picnic on the grass while we enjoyed the sunshine on our faces and the grass on our feet. all went well until a giant dinasour virginia bug tried to kill me. literally when my husband tried to swat this beast off of me, it was clinging to my shirt!  but we still enjoyed our lunch of strawberries, roasted sweet potatoes, spicy roasted carrots, raw flat bread (i came up with this recipe the other day...it rocked our world today! recipe soon...), topped with cashew cream cheese (i blended cashews with water and whey and then let it ferment for 24 hours. delish!), shreds of fresh basil and chopped cherrie tomatoes. it reminded me of eating a margarita pizza with the fresh hunks of mozzerella on it! the husband even said "oh these should be like appetizers when you have people over." :) theres nothing better than watching your husband and your baby take nourishing bites of food that you prepared with all the love in your heart!

stay tuned to start living life with this almond butter brownie pie. im serious...you havent lived until youve tried it!!!






3 comments:

  1. you are awesome!! thanks for posting this.
    will let you know if I make one soon--I'll blog about it and link back to you!!
    peace and raw health,
    e

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  2. I am so sad to say that my blender busted again and until I can FINALLY invest in a high speed one I won't be able to make your stunning pie!!!! Arrrrrgggggghhhh.
    peace & raw health,
    e

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