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Bluevado Pie


 Bluevado Pie

Serves: 8

Category: Desserts
Author: www.DrFuhrman.com
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Impress your family and friends with this beautiful frozen dessert. The rich, fruity blueberry and avocado filling pairs perfectly with a simple almond coconut crust.




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Ingredients:

For the Pie Shell:
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup dates, pitted
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
For the Filling:
10 ounces frozen blueberries
10 regular or 5 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
4-5 bananas
1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
1 teaspoon unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions:

Make pie shell by placing almonds in a food processor or high-powered blender and processing until very fine. Add dates and process until chopped and mixed well. Remove from food processor and hand knead with shredded coconut. Add a small amount of water if needed to hold mixture together. Press into a 9 inch pie plate to form shell.

To make filling, place all filling ingredients except coconut in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into the pie crust. Sprinkle with coconut.

Cover and freeze for at least 5 hours before serving.

Calories 305; Protein 6 g; Carbohydrates 49 g; Sugars 30 g; Total Fat 12.8 g; Saturated Fat 2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 4 mg; Fiber 9.2 g; Beta-Carotene 53 ug; Vitamin C 7 mg; Calcium 76 mg; Iron 1.5 mg; Folate 42 ug; Magnesium 89 mg; Potassium 681 mg; Zinc 1.1 mg; Selenium 1.9 ug

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fat_vegan

07/08/2006 02:32 PM

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I made this for a dinner party at my friend's house. Not only did our finicky 1 and 1/2 year olds gobble this down with gusto, but the adults loved it too.

I've since made it 3 more times - always a hit!

Although, one slight change I made to the recipe is I use less Muesli in the crust. When I used 2 cups (instead of the 1 and 1/2 cups I now use), it was too hard to cut through. (Tasted good. But hard to serve.)

PatriciaB

09/06/2006 11:59 AM

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I made this over the weekend and I think it should be renamed Super Food Pie. I even made some extra filling, which is satisfying my ice cream cravings, but I added a little organic cocoa powder and agave nectar. I couldn't find baby muesli so I used the Coconut Crust recipe for Jenny Cornbleet's Raw Foods Made Easy, wich is basically two cups of raw walnuts, 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/4 sea salt, and 4-5 dates all blended in a food processor and then pounded down in a pie pan and froze for 15 minutes. Dr. Furhman's recipe is certainly lower in fat though.

MyFriendKelli

01/07/2008 06:51 PM

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I wonder if you can use oats instead of muesli?

Ukjane

02/14/2008 04:44 AM

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This pie is great! I used an oat/nut/date crust and had it instead of Christmas pudding. It was soooo good. My husband loved it too and he doesn't ETL. I think it's the nicest thing I'd tasted in ages! East to make too.

Ukjane

02/14/2008 04:44 AM

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This pie is great! I used an oat/nut/date crust and had it instead of Christmas pudding. It was soooo good. My husband loved it too and he doesn't ETL. I think it's the nicest thing I'd tasted in ages! Easy to make too. I have rated this 5 stars but it just posted a copy of my comment!
This comment was last edited on 02/14/2008 04:45 AM

Laurared

07/23/2008 09:26 AM

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yum, this was so good. I took it to a barbecue with non-etlers and they liked it. They asked that I leave the leftovers and then wanted the recipe. Thank you to the person who posted the walnut/coconut crust recipe, because I could not find the Familia in time. I think next time I will try a combination of Familia and a little walnuts, maybe 3/4 cups walnuts.

Oddprofessor

03/09/2009 07:33 PM

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I love this pie. On the advice of a friend, I made the crust with 2 cups of pecans, a quarter cup of brazil nuts and two dates, blended to grind them fine. I pressed it into a pie plate and froze it for 15 minutes or so while I made the filling. I could eat the filling alone, just like ice cream.

naturegirl

06/25/2010 11:51 PM

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Does anyone know where to find date/coconut rolls?? Or a recipie for them??

Sandi

09/08/2010 05:28 PM

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It was great, though not quite as sweet as I would like. Next time I'll add another date or two to the filling. I went to 3 supermarkets, and none had Familia swiss baby muesli. One had a Familia muesli, but it had sugar and other SAD ingredients. I found a brand of muesli called Seitenbacher, which was good and ETL compliant.

Richard Serlin

10/12/2010 05:11 PM

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Like naturegirl said, it would be nice if we could get some specifics on "date/coconut roll". What size, is there just one size? What brand? Where can you buy them? Is it a recipe? then what's the recipe? This should definitely be explained, otherwise I'm going to have to ask at the supermarket, probably unsuccessfully, or just trial and error different combos of dates and coconut, costly in time and taste.

map80

11/07/2010 07:11 PM

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Naturegirl & Richard Serlin, I think I've seen coconut date rolls at Whole Foods Market in the bulk section.

gonegreen52

12/28/2010 09:52 PM

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Coconut date rolls are just pureed pitted dates, reformed into (slightly larger) date-sized shapes and rolled in shredded coconut. Some have a garnish of a blanched almond pressed into each one. Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and likely most health food grocery stores have them. They're arranged generally in a clear plastic container as a healthy type of "nature's candy" - and they are good.

For this recipe, however, you could just puree about a dozen or so pitted dates, then increase the unsweetened coconut to about 3 teaspoons to match the total content of coconut needed in the pie's filling.

PreacherLady

02/17/2012 05:36 PM

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Date Nut Rolls can be bought online at nuts.com for a great price and perfect quality.

jaseelye

12/12/2012 02:34 PM

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Thank you Susan,

I have seen the recipe but after reading yours and others reviews will give it a try.

Lisa

03/13/2013 11:35 AM

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This had mixed reviews in our house. My husband only liked the crust. The kids and I only liked the filling. In my opinion the crust tasted too much like dates which I am not that found of. Also, the crust was almost impossible to cut through making it a messy serve. We won't be making this again.

dodd

12/23/2013 08:35 PM

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I really love this recipe and have made this pie at least half a dozen times over the last year. This crust of dates and almonds is much better than the muesli one and is very easy. The only complaint I really have about the recipe is that the pie doesn't have the greatest texture when frozen (ice crystals), and since it's winter a frozen pie doesn't really sound all that great anymore.

So... I developed a way to make this set as a refrigerated pie, and it's fantastic! Clearly the ice crystal problem is also eliminated. I used a springform pan and after refrigerating overnight it held up perfectly when I unhinged the rim. So without further ado, the only change is, after you have blended the filling ingredients, leave that in the blender while you do this:

Reserve the liquid from one can of pineapple (in juice only) - it's probably about 1 cup? You could probably use any fruit juice as long as it's not overly acidic (i.e. no orange juice).

Mix the cold liquid in a small pot/saucepan with 2 teaspoons of agar agar powder (or 2 tablespoons of agar agar flakes). Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes stirring constantly (this activates the agar's gelling properties). Pour the hot mixture into the blender and blend immediately. Pour the blender mixture over the crust and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Slice and enjoy :)

Now that I've perfected this to my liking, I know I'll make it for company again and again throughout the year! In fact, this pie will be my dessert for christmas this year.

Linda P.

07/07/2014 03:45 PM

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The recipe was changed. It no longer contains muesli.

GeoffreyLevens

07/18/2014 02:24 PM

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5 stars at least for the filling! My totally SAD eating friends even loved it, asked for more. The crust as given I thought not good, dry, and bland as well. Needs something different.

parrotfur

07/20/2014 03:02 PM

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Can't eat almonds don't think this will taste any better with another nut.

Askjemtaesl

07/21/2014 02:06 PM

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I used pecans instead of almonds and it was great. I did not see Muesli in the recipe! So, even without it, it was delicious. My 15 month old grandson really enjoyed it! I gave him the filling without coconut, though. My name? The first letter of all my grand kids names!

vegielover13

07/30/2014 07:13 PM

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My friends took the pie out of the freezer too early and we ended up with Bluevado Pudding. At first I was disappointed, but it turned out to be very good that way. The consistency was very smooth and creamy. Everyone loved it and I will definitely make it again.

stella1

08/31/2014 03:23 PM

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I can't eat nuts because of Diverticulios, any ideas what to substitute, I can buy a graham crust but it has lots of sugar.

paisleybox

05/23/2015 11:02 PM

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Lovely Pie...I followed Dodd's suggestion to make it a refrigerated pie instead of freezer. Id rate it a 4. For the crust I used 2c. raw walnuts, 1 c. unsweetened coconut flakes, 1.4 tsp sea salt, 4 dates and blended all in food processor, pounded down into a springform pan. I placed in the freezer for about 15 min while I completed the filling. for the filling, I used the 10 ounces frozen blueberries, diglet noor dates, 4 bananas, 1 lg ripe avocado and added the coconut by mistake but no regrets. I then sprinkled more coconut on top for decoration. I refrigerated this pie 24 hours before I served it. My husband, our guest and I adored this dessert and sent our guest home with an extra piece. I might like to try same recipe and use a 3 berry mix with raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.

GeoffreyLevens

05/11/2017 06:18 PM

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Love this recipe! Not thrilled with the crust so after first time, used other reciped. The filling is also good as stand alone pudding. SAD eaters love it too. This I know from experience.

 

jypdx

05/11/2017 07:12 PM

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Several people mentioned Muesli.  I don't see it in the ingredients list. 

kmwilber

05/12/2017 12:08 AM

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I made this a while ago, and it was a hit.  I think I'll try what some reviewers suggest: a refrigerated pie, either as a pudding texture, or adding agar agar to set it up more.  When frozen, it does get ice crystals. 

healthyrochelle

05/15/2017 09:54 AM

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This was very good! I made it for Mothers' Day. The crust is delicious - like an Eat More bar without the chocolate. Everyone liked it.

MarianL

07/31/2017 06:43 PM

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I have made this several times. It is delicious. Found that by pressing the crust out on a sheet of wax paper and then putting it inside the pie pan, you can pull the wax paper off after freezing and then put back in the pie pan and its much easier to slice and remove pieces as needed.