Monday, January 25, 2010

Bliss!! Mango Banana Pie

First, I have to admit - I have never eaten a mango in my life.  Had no idea what it even tasted like.  Still can't really describe it - just a really mild fruit.   Anyhoo........Oh MY!!  If you want to put a bite of pure bliss in your mouth, make this pie today!

In the past month, we have been trying to eat much healthier, along with our daily Green Smoothies, I had read about Alissa Cohen and the great reviews on her book, Living on Raw Food.  You can only order it online and the cost is $29.99.  That really wasn't in our budget and I was thrilled when I found a copy at a second hand bookstore in Dallas (had a bonanza experience during the holidays!)  Not only was it half price, but there was an additional 20% off sale.  Woo hoo!

I had read online that one of the pies was amazing, and I had to try it.  So hubs and I got all the ingredients together and made it last night.  We just had our first pieces tonight with dinner and it was pure bliss.  We opted to freeze the pie, and it tasted like a popsicle in our mouths - so yummy.

Mango Banana Pie
From Living on Raw Foods, Alissa Cohen


2 cups almonds
1/2 cup dates, soaked  (I soaked overnight)


4 mangoes
6 bananas

For crust:

1.  In a food processor, grind almonds until fine.
2,  Add the dates and blend until smooth.
3.  Remove from food processor and pat down in pie plate.

For Filling:

1.  Peel the meat off of 4 mangoes and place in food processor with 4 of the bananas.  Blend well until smooth.
2.  Slice the 2 remaining bananas and place in bowl.
3.  Add the mango-banana mixture and mix well.
4.  Pour filling into crust and refrigerate for a few hours until mixture solidifies.  You can also freeze this for a frozen mango pie.

I didn't have enough almonds, so used 1 cup almonds, 1 cup pecans.  We chose to freeze our pie and it was heavenly. 

This is totally healthy, raw and full of nutrition.  Just mangoes, bananas, nuts and dates.  How simple is that?  This could be eaten for a meal rather than just dessert - totally healthy.

For more information on Alissa Cohen, visit HERE.   She also has a great forum to read and ask questions.  It is HERE.



1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good, so easy, and so healthy! Thanks for sharing - I'd never thought to try this myself!


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