Blueberries are high in flavonoid antioxidants that decrease risk of cancer, slow progression of age-related mental decline, and help you become heart-attack-proof! This Raw Blueberry Pie is a great way to enjoy them and is perfect for your Fourth of July picnic.
Raw Blueberry Pie
7 cups frozen blueberries, thawed
15 small pitted dates
1/2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional for thickening)
1 nut crust, divided
Blend 3 cups blueberries with dates and chia seeds. Blend until smooth in a high-powered blender such as Vitamix or Blend Tec.
If using a standard blender, blend just the berries, then soak the dates in the berry puree for several hours to soften. Grind chia seeds in a coffee grinder. Add dates, blueberries, and ground chia seeds to blender jar. Blend until smooth.
Pour over whole berries, mix well, and place onto a prepared pie crust and top with reserved crust ingredients. Let chill.
1/2 cup raw almonds
3/4 cup raw pecans
1/2 cup rolled oats
10 small pitted dates
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Grind all ingredients in a food processor until it becomes sticky. Press 3/4 of crust in a pie pan. Fill with fruit and top with remaining crust.