I promised back in March that I’d share some of my raw recipes from my month of eating raw foods. Eating raw foods may sound intimidating or overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t need a juicer or a dehydrator to make many raw dishes. Most of them are rather simple, like this Raw Mango Banana Pie.
The crust is crazy simple. Two ingredients. Almond pulp and Grade B Maple Syrup. I use almond pulp left over from making almond milk, but if you don’t have pulp, just grind up a cup of almonds in the food processor. The syrup helps the crust stick together and provides a deliciously sweet taste. I love sweetening with Grade B Maple Syrup because of its health benefits. According to High Vibe, just one ounce supplies up to 22% of the daily value for Manganese which is an essential cofactor in several enzymes that help to produce energy and support antioxidant defense. It also plays a significant role in eliminating fatty acids and cholesterol.
And what could be healthier than fresh fruit on this pie crust? Simply layer bananas and mangos on top of the almond crust and sprinkle it with cinnamon.
I love eating this as a cool summer dinner. Eating dessert for dinner isn’t naughty when the ingredients are this good for you! Or you can save it for dessert and split it with a friend.
Raw Mango Banana Pie
- ½ c. almond pulp (If you don’t have any, toss a cup of almonds in the food processor.)
- ¼ c. Grade B Maple Syrup
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 mango, chopped
- dash of cinnamon
1. Mix almond pulp and Grade B Maple Syrup together to make the crust.
2. Press almond pulp crust into the bottom of dish.
3. Layer bananas and mangos on top.
4. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Eating raw doesn’t have to be complicated. But it should always be tasty!
- What is your simplest raw food meal?
- Do you ever eat dessert for dinner?
This recipe was shared with:
- Fat Tuesday hosted by Jill of Real Food Forager
- Slightly Indulgent Tuesday hosted by Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free
- Gluten-Free Wednesdays hosted by Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker
- Real Food Wednesdays hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Kop
- Whole Foods Wednesdays hosted by France of Beyond the Peel
- Allergy Free Wednesdays hosted by Tessa the Domestic Diva and all!
- Wellness Weekends hosted by Ricki of Diet, Dessert & Dogs
- Allergy Friendly Friday hosted by Cybele Pascal
- Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays hosted by Rebecca Jean of Midnight Maniac