I was that kid who turned her nose at every dessert with a fruit sticking out of it. C’mon. Who in their right mind would turn down a chocolate lava cake for a fruit disguised as dessert right? That was me.
Until a met Apple Pie à la Mode. Cue the celestial chorus of baby angels without diapers.
Lots of fat pounds + heartburn episodes later, I thought it was time to tackle the healthy version made with real food that doesn’t taste like wet flip flops. Here it is:
- 1/3 cup almonds, soaked for 2 hours + drained
- 1/3 cup walnuts, soaked for 2 hours + drained
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 3 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, warmed to liquid
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 sweet red apples, sliced + peeled
Ice Cream Ingredients:
- 3 ripe bananas, peeled + diced + frozen
- 1 vanilla bean, scrapped
To create your crust, combine all the ingredients + blend in a food processor until smooth, but not mushy. Press crust evenly into a small pie tin, preferably with a push up bottom. Place crust into the refrigerator while you prepare filling. Clean the food processor well.
For the filling, process dates + water as you go + cinnamon until smooth + gooey. You may need to scrape down the sides. Place mixture into a bowl + roll in apples. Take the pie crust out of the refrigerator + fill with the apple pie mixture.
Cover in saran wrap + store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Enjoy with a scoop of raw homemade ice cream. To make the ice cream, place banana chunks + vanilla in food processor + blend for about 5 minutes or until the texture is creamy.
Should be devoured immediately!
When you give this number a spin be sure to tag me @mayicarles to get all proud Mama Bear on ya’.
Back story. While I was in the kitchen measuring out these ingredients + slicing apples + soaking nuts, I couldn’t help but smile at how powerful we are in the kitchen. Up until now, I’ve shared mostly stories on creativity + passion + profit + goals + intentional planning with you. Funny how non of it really matters if our mixing bowl is filled with crap.
We don’t need a miracle. Not even a Fairy Godmother to come save the day. Magic is born everyday out off heart-shaped wooden spoons conjuring recipes using nature’s most amazing superfoods. Anthropology apron optional. All the rest follows. Flows. Cosmic synchronicity.
As you might have noticed, I’m embarking on a culinary adventure to clean my plate + save the world a pinch at a time. Who’s with me? I predict these voyage will bring us even closer. Real food made with love will. And we will become limitless.