With a few pounds of beautiful blueberries left from our first haul of the season, it was high time to make a great blueberry dessert. What I love about blueberries is that they are such nutrition powerhouses yet they taste fabulous too. My kids gobbled their servings while I got the satisfaction of knowing that they got a hefty dose of healthy, whole food based fiber, omega 3’s, protein, good fats, vitamin K, Vitamin C, manganese, Anthocyanins and a host of other impressive phytonutients. And even though my little people know that the things we eat we eat with health in mind, things like this blueberry pie still feel and taste like a treat. This recipe yields 4-6 servings, is quick to prepare and easy to assemble. Kid rating was 4 enthusiastic thumbs up. Drop me a comment and let me know what YOU think!
Raw Blueberry Pie
½ cup cashews or almonds
4 medool dates, pitted
½ cup coconut flakes
In Vitamix or food processor, pulse these ingredients until they form a coarse meal.
Transfer to a small bowl if making individual servings, or press mixture into bottom of an 8×8 inch pan.
¼ cup chia seeds
4 cups blueberries (divided, 2 cup + 2 cups)
Stevia – 10 drops of liquid stevia or ¼ tsp stevia powder
Using Vitamix or other blender, blend chia, 2 cups of berries and stevia until smooth.
Add 2 cups of blueberries. Stir to combine.
If you’re making individual portions, start with 1 Tbsp of the crust mixture. Pat that down on the bottom of your plate or bowl. Top it with a few spoons of the blueberry mixture and then sprinkle a bit of the crust mix on top.
If you’re making a pan, spread the berry mixture over the crust that you pressed into the 8×8 pan earlier.
Either way, let everything set up for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.
Note: the blueberry mixture will turn an earthy blue when exposed to the air, so try to work quickly if the darker blue doesn’t appeal to you!