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Many raw vegan desserts are extremely complicated and take forever to prepare. The cool thing about this raw vegan cherry pie is that it takes minutes to make. It is oil free, gluten free, raw vegan, and nut and seed free! And guess what? You can have the whole thing yourself!

I absolutely love having dessert before dinner, and I recommend having fruit before dinner to all my clients. This is because fruit digests very quickly, balances blood sugar, and provides a fullness feeling that prevents one from over-eating on unhealthy foods. It also really helps curb sugar cravings.

This dessert is perfect before dinner. I actually made it this weekend for some friends (1 of whom is not vegan), and we enjoyed it before our meal. They both loved it! It’s really easy to make, oil-free and low fat, digests beautifully and is basically delicious fruit in the form of dessert. I really recommend for everyone to try it.

cherry pie

 

Raw Vegan Cherry Pie

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 50 deglet nour dates small dates, as opposed to Medjoul
  • 5 oz dried mulberries about 2/3 cup

For the Filling

  • 6-7 medium very ripe and spotty bananas peeled and frozen
  • 2 cups frozen cherries
  • 2 tablespoons carob or cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Place mulberries in a food processor and break them down until crumbly. Add the dates and process until a ball of dough forms. Take the ball out and flatten it in a pie pan with your fingers. Place in freezer while you make the filling.

For the Filling

  • Place ingredients in the blender and add just enough water to blend (start with 1/4 cup and add from there if you have trouble blending).

Assembly

  • Take the crust out of the freezer and flatten the filling on top of it. Place back in the freezer until ready to cut. Beware that the filling will fall apart unless you freeze it really well (4-6 hours), so you might want to make this ahead of time.
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Marina Yanay-Triner is a wellness coach and recipe developer through Soul in the Raw. Marina creates easy and delicious vegan recipes and writes about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, focusing on evidence-based nutrition information. She loves to help clients go and stick to plant based eating through her powerful coaching program, combining nutrition and cooking education along with transformational mindset work. Marina adopted a whole food, plant based lifestyle over 7 years ago, inspired by her mother's incredible healing story of reversing a crippling bladder disease. She has reversed PMS symptoms and encourage emotional healing from trauma as a result of this transition. Marina is incredibly passionate about the vegan diet for human health, animal welfare, and the well-being of our planet, all of which she envisions as co-dependent.
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