Congratulations Ann Marie!
This giveaway is now closed.
Many of you have already heard me on the Spunky Coconut Facebook Page and Twitter, jumping for joy over the opportunity to do a review and giveaway for iHerb. For those of you who haven't heard: Guess what??? I am giving away a $50 dollar shopping spree for iHerb!!! (You should see the smile on my face ;-) See the end of this post for details on how to enter to win.
My brother first told me about iHerb, after he heard about it from a co-worker. The word is spreading: You can get amazing products and health food for fantastic prices on iHerb. When I went on iHerb to make my order for the review and giveaway, I could hardly choose what to buy. Everything in my kitchen, from coconut oil to supplements to baking supplies is all there on iHerb, and by all the brands I know and love.
What I really wanted this time from iHerb was some superfood. Some crazy healthy, antioxidant rich, vitamin, mineral, and essential fatty acid packed food—That's what I was after. I wanted to get my hands on this powerhouse of nutrition: Goji Berries, Raw Cacao powder, Chia Seeds and Dried Red Tart Cherries. ...Oh, yea ;-)
So I decided to make a raw-inspired pie. You could also easily make this pie completely raw by substituting with homemade nut milk rather than coconut milk, and using a raw crust, like the one on my "cheesecake" (page 141 in my cookbook).
Add to bowl:
3 tbsp flax seed meal OR 1.5 tbsp Chia Seed meal
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp applesauce
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
8 drops vanilla liquid stevia
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified OR grapeseed oil
Mix with electric mixer.
1 cup almond meal flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder (Grain-free Baking Powder Recipe)
Roll out the dough.
See: Video on how to roll out and transfer this dough. Or flatten the dough out slightly, so it's about 6 inches wide, then put it in the dish, and press it the rest of the way out with your hands.
(I also lightly grease and flour my pie dish first, so the crust doesn't stick.)
Bake the crust at 350 degrees for about 12 to 14 minutes.
Allow the crust to cool.
There will probably be a little dough left over after you trim the dish. You can make this leftover dough into a few tarts, like this:
Goji & Raw Cacao Pie Filling:
Soak 1/2 cup cashews for at least 3 hours. Rinse in fresh water and strain.
Soak 1/2 cup Goji Berries and 2 tbsp Dried Red Tart Cherries for one hour. Strain.
The Goji Berries were so beautiful after soaking for an hour, that I had to take a picture of them:
Add the cashews and the berries to the food processor with:
1 cup coconut milk (or use homemade nut milk, like almond milk, to make the filling raw)
8 soaked pitted dates
5 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
10 drops vanilla liquid stevia
Lastly, right before blending add: 1/4 cup Chia Seeds (packed with omega 3 & 6, protein, potassium and more)
Pour filling into crust.
Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
A photo of the crust with the filling, before it's been chilled in the refrigerator:
And now for the $50 shopping spree giveaway! (Contest is now closed)
The giveaway is open to US residents. It closes Wednesday, January 20th at 9PM Mountain Time.
To enter leave a comment. I will select a winner using Random.org. and announce the winner the day after the contest closes.—That's next Thursday, so remember to check back again and see if you won!
Gain one extra entry by doing one of the following: Link to this post on your blog, tweet or facebook this post. Make sure to leave me a comment and let me know if you do.
And, even if you aren't the lucky winner, you can still receive $5 off your first order with iHerb by using the code: ROZ388