The summer is upon us here in Colorado. We’re looking forward to relaxing at home with small (socially distant) gatherings of friends and family.
Summers are notorious for being filled with food and fun (sometimes too much!). It can be tempting to over-indulge in less healthy foods and drinks until you wake up the next day inflamed, hungover, and hurting.
We know that being prepared with healthy food options is a good place to start so we’ve got a handful of recipes for you this week perfect for your health-conscious BBQ, including a brand new recipe – Raw Cherry Pie!
This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, paleo, and delicious! It’s nothing like the unnaturally red, sickly syrupy sweet cherry pies of the past. It will make the perfect centerpiece to any barbeque.
Raw Cherry Pie
Yield: 8 servings
1 cup raw walnuts
½ cup dates, pitted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch sea salt
4 cups organic fresh or frozen cherries, pits and stems removed
1 TB. honey
In a food processor fitted with an S-blade, combine raw walnuts, dates, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt until smooth. Press mixture evenly into a pie dish, and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until crust is firm. Meanwhile, in the food processor fitted with an S-blade, combine cherries and honey. Pour into chilled crust, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Variation: You can easily substitute the cherries in this recipe for blackberries, blueberries, or if you are feeling really adventurous, try a mixed berry medley.
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