Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Banana Cream Pie ~ a Raw and Vegan Recipe


serves 4 ~ $1.04 per serving
 
 
  
crust
  • 3/4 cup almonds ($1.00)
  • 3/4 cup dates ($1.00)
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder ($.40)

filling
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts ($.75)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice ($.10)
  • 2 bananas ($.40)
  • pinch salt
 
topping
  • 1/2 banana, sliced ($.10)
  • a couple tablespoons pistachios, chopped ($.10)
  • pomegranate seeds ($.30)
 
This is a really simple pie that looks like more work went into it than actually did.
 
Make the crusts first. In a food processor fitted with an "S" blade, process the almonds until they've been ground up fairly fine. Add the dates and cocoa or cacao powder and process another minute or two until the mix starts sticking together when pressed. Press into the bottom and up the sides of one 6 inch tart pan, or use a couple smaller ones like I did. Pop into the freezer for a few minutes to set.
In a small, bullet type blender, puree the water, macadamia nuts, and lemon juice until very creamy. This takes a few minutes. Add the bananas and continue processing until very smooth. Once smooth, also put in the freezer to cool for about a half hour. This thickens it up quite a bit.
 
When ready to assemble, just scoop the macadamia nut and banana mixture into the tart shell, top with some banana slices, pistachio nuts, and pomegranate seeds.
 
 
 
nutritional information:       calories: 381      fat: 22 gr      carbs: 47 gr      protein: 10 gr

10 comments:

  1. This pie is beautiful! Love the addition of the pomegranate seeds and pistachios! The cocoa crust sounds delicious as well with the banana filling!

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  2. Man, I've really been wanting a banana pie.

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  3. This sounds fantastic, can't wait to try!

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  4. So beautiful Lisa. I must try to make this with a nut free crust so I can keep my overt fats down. I love how you garnished your pie it looks divine!!
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  5. Wow, that looks amazing! I love that this has such simple ingredients and it's something that I could actually make. Thank you for these gorgeous recipes.

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  6. This Banana Cream Pie is very tasty recipe , I must try it at home , best work :)

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  8. wow looking so muchhhhhhhh tasty i will try this at home :)

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  9. i like your photo, and the way you present your recipe..i think this is easy to prepare. TFS!!

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