Raw Strawberry Pie

Raw Strawberry Pie

RAW STRAWBERRY PIE

Man, oh man, oh man, OH MAN!  This is amazing.  When I make this for people they go nuts and beg me for the recipe.  And when I remind them it makes a great breakfast they do crazy things like name their kids after me.

For one, nine-inch pie crust:

1/2 C raw almonds
1/4 C raw sunflower seeds
1/4 C raw sesame seeds
1/4 C raw pecans
1/4 C raw, dried coconut  (you can use fresh coconut too)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C golden raisins
1 C dates, pitted
3 to 4 TBS rice milk

Strawberry-Banana Filling

3 C strawberries, sliced
2 TBS psyllium seed husk
2 TBS agave syrup
2-3 bananas, sliced
1 C strawberries, halved for garnish

First up, make that crust.  This is very simple to do, but you will need a food processor or blender.  You can use just about any combo of seeds and nuts you like…just make sure you’ve got 1.5 cups total.  Grind those babies together until you have them pretty well broken down into a slightly chunky sandy crumb.  Add the raisins and grind again.  Add the dates and grind some more.  Add the rice (or soy or hemp or almond) milk and pulse till it just comes together.  The dough should be sticky, a little moist and super yummy!

Press the dough into an ungreased pie plate and mold it out evenly with your fingers.  And get ready to work on that filling.

Take the 3 Cups of sliced strawberries and mix them in a bowl with the psyllium seed husk.  Psyllium seed husk is a type of fiber…it is nasty to think about but it is used in all sorts of “fiber products” for people with tummy troubles.  Catch my drift?  Don’t worry, it’s totally flavorless and good for you…I just don’t like to think about getting old and mixing up thick, viscous fiber drinks.  Anyhoo, we’re using the pysllium because it makes a sticky gel…almost like a gelatin.  It’s a great trick!  Flax seed meal does a similar job but not as good as psyllium seed husk.  Along with the psyllium seed husk you’ll want to mix in the agave syrup (you can substitute honey or maple syrup too).

Cover the bottom of the pie with one layer of the sliced bananas.  Top this with the glazed sliced strawberries and top the whole pie with the decorative, strawberry halves.

Cover the pie and put it in the fridge for at least an hour (three is even better) to let it firm up and set.  You can then start devouring it.  This should last about three to four days in the fridge but you are most likely going to run out of it in a day.  Seriously, this is one of the best tasting treats on the Earth!  ENJOY!!!