CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Raw Blueberry PieIf you’re looking for a way to eat healthier and lose some weight in 2010, try eating more raw food.
By: Herald Staff Report,
If you’re looking for a way to eat healthier and lose some weight in 2010, try eating more raw food, like the following pie recipe.
Raw Blueberry Pie
2 cups raw almonds
½ cup dates, pitted
5 cups blueberries, divided
2 ripe bananas
1½ tablespoon raw honey (see note)
The night before, soak the almonds in enough water to cover for at least eight hours. Then drain and rinse. Soak the pitted dates in enough water to cover for 15 minutes to soften. Drain and rinse. To make the crust, grind almonds until fine in a food processor. Add the dates and blend until smooth. Remove from processor and pat into pie dish.
To make filling, combine 4 cups of blueberries, bananas and honey in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Remove from processor and add remaining cup of blueberries. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for at least three hours before serving.
Note: Raw honey can be purchased at health food stores.
Yield: Serves 8.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 322 calories, 18 grams fat, 47 percent of calories from fat, no cholesterol, 38 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams fiber, 9 grams protein, 2 milligrams sodium.
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