So remember when we were kids and we would have space walks at parties? Remember how we would all run to the side and the space walk would just lean over? Yea, at age 27, it collapses over.
It also takes a lot of effort to flip the sucker back. Especially when you are stuck inside.
My friend’s birthday fell on 11.11.11 so she had an “11 year old” themed birthday party, space walk included. As you can see, we are still 11 at heart.
Now on to the food. I WANT to eat clean. Y’all know that. It’s just hard. There is this bond that I cannot break with cheese, or cookies, or crackers, or just processed foods in general.
Flashback to when I first started eating a lot of vegetables, about two years ago … I’d SNEAK the vegetables in my food. I’d chop them finely and then add them to my red beans, soups, pastas and so on. It worked. I fell in love and actually craved to have a greater proportion of vegetables in my dishes.
How could I possibly get back on track and eat clean while still enjoying my favorite meals? Why not try something raw. Sounds funny, I know, but trust me. I just searched Pinterest for a few raw treats and was totally inspired. I took the easy way and started with dessert.
Raw Coconut Banana Pie
prep time: 15 minutes
freeze time: 2 hours
1 c Pecans
1 c Finely Shredded Coconut
2 tbsp Coconut Oil
4 tbsp Agave Nectar
2 c Finely Shredded Coconut
2 c Banana (about 3 Bananas)
1/2 c Agave Nectar
2 tbsp coconut oil
1) Blend all crust ingredients in a food processor. If the crust is not sticky enough, add a bit more agave nectar.
2) Line your pie pan with saran wrap (or parchment paper when you realize you are out of saran wrap or use a foil pan when you realize you don’t have enough parchment paper) and press the crust on top.
3) Place the crust in the freezer and start your filling.
4) Blend all filling ingredients together (I did it my hand because I don’t have a food processor and my blender couldn’t handle it) and then pour the mixture evenly over the formed crust. Top with coconut if you’d like.
5) Place the pie back into the freezer for about 2 hours, let it thaw a bit for about 20 minutes, and then serve it to your guests, or in my case, myself :)
How DELICIOUS does this pie look? Can you even BELIEVE that it is RAW? It does not taste raw at all! The crust is nice and crunchy, with the creamy banana and the kick of coconut. Describing this pie makes me mad I didn’t pack a slice for work.
What tips do you have for eating clean? Are you turned off by this pie even though it is raw? Are you interested in trying this out?