You can find raw strawberry pie recipes just like this one all over the Internet but because they are so amazing I wanted to post it here for those of you who may not know about them. This pie is incredibility good, extremely easy and super nutritious and it can be eaten for breakfast or dessert. Who would not want pie for breakfast!!
Now that strawberries are in season the organic kind (which are the only kind you should buy because of the horrible pesticides on regular kind) are more reasonably priced and won’t break the bank to buy. With the heat of summer upon us this pie does not require any cooking and is eaten cold.
This pie is soy and gluten free for those who need to avoid those things. It should last in the refrigerator for about 3 days but try and make it last that long! I have put this in the low fat category because unlike regular strawberry pies that are made with butter, oils and nuts this one only have the natural fats of nuts and if not over consumed is much lower in fat than traditional pies.
- Nutritionists suggest that almonds or other nuts can curb the appetite between regular meals.
- Strawberries are high in folate which can aid in the delay of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Raw Strawberry Pie
2 cups nuts of your liking (I like to use almonds or cashews or half of both)
3/4 cup pitted dates
Pinch of salt
2 containers of Strawberries, sliced (approx 4-5 cups)
6 dates soaked in warm water for about 10 minutes
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon liquid sweetener (maple syrup)
Put 6 dates in a bowl with enough warm water to cover and set aside.
Put the nuts, pinch of salt and pitted dates in a blender and blend until well broken down and sticky enough to press together. Press into a 9 inch pie tin along the bottom and sides. Put in the refrigerator to cool while preparing the filling.
Wash and slice your strawberries, set aside. Drain the soaking dates, drop into a blender along with 1 cup of the sliced strawberries, lemon juice and sweetener and blend until smooth and set aside.