Easy No Bake Wild Blueberry Pie
Makes 4-6 servings.
- 1/2 cup almonds, soaked*
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 cups dates, pitted
- 20 oz. frozen wild blueberries, thawed
- 1 cup frozen mango, thawed
*You can use any nut you like here, except peanut!
Instructions for the crust:
- Measure the almonds into a bowl, filling the bowl with enough water to cover the nuts. Soak almonds in the refrigerator for at least four hours, but ideally overnight.
- Mix 2 tbsp ground flaxseed and 1 tbsp water, or enough water to make flaxseed into a paste. Let soak until the flaxseed starts to swell.
- Blend almonds, flaxseed, coconut, and 3 cups of pitted dates in the food processor until even. It should be tacky and easy to mold in your hand.
- Press the blend into a 9-inch pie dish and then stick in the refrigerator.
Instructions for the filling:
- Blend half of the blueberries, 1 cup of dates, and all the mango in the food processor. Once smooth, spoon into a bowl.
- Stir the remaining blueberries into the above mixture and then pour into the pie crust.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve cold!
Super Serious Nutrition Facts:
Blueberries are totally dope. Not only do they taste amazing, but they have an ORAC rating that’s off the charts. This means they’re chock-full of antioxidants. Why’s that important? Antioxidants attach to free radicals, those nasty guys that cause cancer and a whole host of other problems. In other words, FOOD IS MEDICINE PEOPLE and blueberries are powerful.
Here’s the thang though. You kinda, sorta, have to buy them organic. I know, it’s expensive, but hear me out. Blueberries are part of a group called the Dirty Dozen. Sounds sexy, right? Unfortunately, it means that amongst all the fruits and veggies in the world, blueberries are in the top twelve for retaining the most chemicals, such as pesticides. If you go conventional, you’re basically defeating the blueberries’ purpose.
Good news is that you can buy frozen blueberries, which are cheaper and actually what this recipe needs. Other fun fact is that wild blueberries are essentially the same as organic ones. Think about it. What is more organic and natural than blueberries harvested from the wild (normally Maine!)? Nothing. They may not be certified and are pretty tiny in comparison to what you could be accustomed to, but fear not! These little guys offer a mighty nutritional punch and are entirely delicious! Give them a try, but don’t @ me if you get addicted.
Writer Bio: Elisha Jachetti started experimenting with traditional recipes when she learned she was allergic to gluten, dairy, and a whole host of other foods. When she found eating clean could be fun and delicious, she was inspired to share her findings with others who may be in a similar situation. Follow her on instagram and twitter @emjachetti and check out her website www.thehealthmafia.com for all things rad and nutritious.