A Sweet Treat!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with the holidays approaching it’s easy to slip into unhealthy eating habits –especially on Thanksgiving Day. If you are the one hosting dinner it can get very busy making sure everything is in order, this recipe can be made a day or two ahead of thanksgiving day. This raw pecan pie is a great choice because you are using raw ingredients such as almonds and raisins that contain plenty of fiber and other healthy nutrients. If you want that classic pecan element on your dinner table this is a great simple recipe to try and won’t make you feel guilty about getting an extra serving. This recipe is also great because it has no sugar. These are the kind of treats we need to be eating during this flu season.
2 Cups of raw almonds, ground very fine
1/3 cup of raw agave (or 6-8 dates)
1/3 cup of coconut water (best if it’s a young coconut)
¼ cup of raw pecans
½ cup of golden or black raisins
12 whole raw pecans
For the crust, place the almonds in a food processor and blend until it becomes a fine powder.
In a separate bowl, mix the now ground almond powder with your (depending on which you have chosen to use) agave or raisins.
Take your crust and press it evenly onto a 5-inch pie plate. Make sure to cover the bottom and sides.
For the filling, take your coconut water, raw pecans and raisins and throw them into a blender. Blend until you have a smooth consistency. Then spoon the mixture into your already prepared piecrust.
Now take your 12 whole pecans and use them to decorate the top of your pie. Place your finished pie in the refrigerator and let it chill for 1-2 hours. Take it out once you are ready to serve. This dessert is naturally sweet so small sized pieces go a long way.