serves 4 ~ $1.76 per serving
- 3/4 cup walnuts ($1.50)
- 3/4 cup dates ($1.00)
- 1/2 cup cashews ($1.00)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 dates, pitted ($.10)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup strawberries ($1.50)
- 4 tablespoons date paste ($.20)
- 2 bananas, grated ($.30)
- 2 kiwi, sliced and quartered ($.95)
This is such a fun recipe! To make the crust, in a food processor fitted with an "S" blade, process the walnuts and dates until they're ground up fairly well and start clumping together. Press into a dinner plate or pie plate (or a small pizza pan!).
In a bullet type blender, puree the cashews, water, dates, and salt until creamy, which takes a few minutes. Once blended, pop in the freezer to chill for a few minutes.
Again using a bullet type blender, puree the strawberries and date paste until very smooth.
Using a food processor fitted with a grating blade, grate the bananas (less ripe bananas work the best).
To assemble, spoon a layer of cashew cream on the crust, spreading almost to the edge of the crust. Spoon a layer of strawberry puree on top of the cashew cream. Sprinkle the grated bananas over the strawberry puree (the bananas will be a bit gooey, so it takes a bit of finessing). Top with the cut kiwi. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before cutting into pizza shaped wedges and serving.
nutritional information: calories: 445 fat: 24 gr carbs: 58 gr protein: 9 gr