Five reasons why you should make this:
1. It’s as good as it looks
2. It’s free from any refined sugar or anything else sketchy
3. it’s kind (no animals or animal fluids used in the making)
4. It’s high in protein, antioxidants, fibre and healthy fats
5. It takes 15 minutes to make start to Finnish
6. It’s chocolate…and peanut butter…in a pie…why WOULDN’T you make it?!
I slightly adapted this fromEmily’s (this rawesome vegan life) recipe. If you haven’t been to her site, you are missing out!! She comes up with the most heavenly vegan desserts, which is where I get a lot of my inspiration from.
My life is actually better since I discovered raw desserts. They are just so much better then their cooked counterparts in so many ways…much healthier, way quicker to make, fool proof in that you can measure by eye and play around with different ingredient combinations and it will still usually come out tasting ridiculously indulgent and amazing.
For example raw pie crusts are made by blending nuts/seeds with dried fruit. As long as you roughly follow the amounts you can use whatever you want/have. I didn’t have any nuts left (sad day) so I used seeds. Also, lately I have been adding rolled oats as part of the nut quota just to lower the caloric load a bit. Again though, if you want it supa nutty, ditch the oats and add almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, pecan, pistachios etc etc etc!!! You could also use coconut flakes as part of the dry. Dates are my preferred dried fruit because I like the taste. I happened to have some prunes so I chucked those in as well. I’m not a huge fan of raisins (sultanas) as I find them too sweet but they would obviously work just as well!
Crust guideline (don’t be afraid to tamper):
In a blender, process till a sticky ball forms. Press into pie shell.
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup prunes
1/2 cup dates
Big heaped tablespoon coconut oil
Small pinch of sea salt and cinnamon
Combine in blender till smooth and silky. Taste and adjust richness/sweetness by adding more cacao or more sweetener.
About 5 heaped tablespoons of cacao
1/4 cup maple syrup/honey (or other sweetener)
1 package organic GMO free silken tofu
2/3 cup natural peanut butter
Pinch of cinnamon
Dash of stevia
Heaped tsp mesquite powder (a superfood powder high in protein and calcium with a sweet, caramel like taste…not essential to the recipe, but adds extra yum factor and extra nutrients)
Himalayan rock salt, (just a touch to bring out the flavours)
Spoon into pie shell. Lick the remains off the blender and spatula. Best chilled for a bit before eating, if you can wait!!
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
And he knew it before factory farming even starting wrecking havoc on our environment. Clever dude!!
…so I guess another reason to make this pie then is that it will benefit your health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth. No big deal.