Friday, May 15, 2009

Perfectly delicious primal pie!


This primal friendly, but still slightly sweet dessert was inspired by two friends on two occasions. It's a cross between a yummy dairy free avocado pudding, and a gluten free raw brownie...turned into a chocolate berry tart extroidonaire! This contains no refined sugar ( I used honey as the sweetener, you could use agave or stevia to go truly low glycemic), no dairy, no gluten, LOTS of luscious fat, protein and antioxidants from raw cacao and berries.

For the pudding:
2 avocados
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp fresh cardamom, ground
1/2 c raw cacao powder (more if you want it more like dark chocolate)
honey or stevia to taste (maybe 2 tbsp honey)

For the brownie:
1 c walnuts
1 c almonds
1 c hemp seeds
(use any combo you like best though)
6 dates
1 c coconut flakes
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 c cacao powder
honey or stevia to taste

Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until it makes a thick fudgy batter. Press this into a thick layer in a pie pan. Pour the pudding into the middle and spread around generously. Top with your favorite berries in a beautiful arrangement, I chose a double spiral of blueberries and raspberries, with blackberry and strawberry border.

Refridgerate for at least an hour to firm up. Serve cool. This will soften and melt a bit at room temperature, so be aware of that. I like it best firm. You could top it with coconut milk for extra creaminess if desired. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Alchemille said...

These recipes sound very tempting...Thank you for sharing ;).

amy said...

What would you recommend as a replacement for the nuts and coconut oils? My son has an anaphylactic allergy to nuts, yet I would love to try this recipe.
Thank for sharing all your wisdom.

Shamana Flora said...

lard or ghee or butter could work, any oil that solidifies in cool temps would work. as far as nut substitutes....
are seeds okay for your son? sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, chia etc?
or you could just layer thin slices of apple as a crust, or just serve the pudding with berries and skip the crust all together. I eat avocado pudding alone often. The original avocado pudding was just avocados, agave nectar and chocoalate. I like the coconut to thin it out, but it isn't neccesary really.

Maria said...

Mmmmm, Mmmmm, Good! Had it for lunch! The crust was a little too bitter for me, and I was worried about how the little one would react to all the chocolate in my breast milk. So, for the second batch I only made the pudding and I added carob instead of chocolate! Yum!! (Oh, and without the carob or chocolate, it makes a great green pudding! Monster pudding!!!)

"The mother of us all, the oldest of us all, Hard, splendid as rock, Let the beauty you love, be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth"~ Rumi ~