While pistachio might not be your first thought when it comes to making a raw pie crust, you will not be able to get enough of this amazing pie once you try it. This pie is sweet and tangy and nutty and rich. The strawberries and pistachio are accented by the flavors of lemon zest and basil that will keep you coming back for more!
Strawberries are a sweet, delicious fruit that are also a nutritional powerhouse and an all around amazing superfood. They are packed with Vitamins A , B-complex, & E and minerals such as manganese, iron, and zinc. They are rich in antioxidants which boosts their ability to rebuild, repair, and rejuvenate the body.
They also have high levels of phenols, which act as an anti-inflammatory which makes it an essential food for those suffering from autoimmune disorders such as asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, restless leg syndrome, colitis, COPD, IBS, neuropathy, Crohn’s disease, lupus, guillain-barre syndrome, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Loaded with Vitamin C they help to boost the immune system by warding off colds, flu’s, and respiratory infections. They are also well known for being beneficial for age related macular degeneration and vision related issues. Strawberries contain ellagic acid and flavonoids which are good for cardiovascular health and can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and and help to lower cholesterol.
They are also fantastic weight loss food as they are low in calories and high in nutritional compounds that are vital for optimal health. During the summertime, look for locally grown strawberries for the most nutritional and health benefits.
Strawberry Basil Pie with a Pistachio Crust
1 ½ cups pistachios
2 cups dates
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon lemon zest
7 large leaves of basil (optional)
6 cups strawberries
4 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1. For the crust, place the pistachios, dates, shredded coconut, sea salt, lemon zest and basil leaves into the food processor and process until well combined.
2. Press the crust mix into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. Place the crust in the freezer for 30 minutes.
3. Slice strawberries in half and place into a large bowl. Toss gently with lemon juice and place into the fridge for 20 minutes.
4. Remove strawberries from the fridge, drain off excess liquid, toss gently with honey. Pour the strawberries into the pie crust and serve topped with extra honey if desired.
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This item posted: 04-Jul-2017
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