Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Healthy Chocolate Coconut Pie (raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo)
This is my first attempt at a recipe post, although I have made video recipes before that you can find here:
Today I made a chocolate coconut pie using avocado and banana, and now I will attempt to share with you how I made it.
The crust end up being nice and crunch, and chocolate filling is the flavor and consistency of a chocolate pudding(you can make just the filling and have a healthy pudding), and the topping is nice and coconutty :)
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
I use this one:
I used the organic extra virgin one from Vitacost
I use this one:
You will need 1 banana and 1 avocado
1- You can use raw cacao paste and sweetner of choice(what I did). About a handfull as you can see in below pic.
2- You can use a chocolate bar(I like the Trader Joe's one pictured below, as it has very minimal ingredients, pretty much just cacao and sugar, no lecithin or soy, etc.) About 1 bar
3- You could theoretically use cacao powder plus sweetner of choice, but it will make your pudding a little thinner in consistency. Not sure how much exactly to use, maybe about 1/4 cup.
Add this melted chocolate to the banana/avocado/coconut milk and blend
This is optional, but will make things a little more coconutty, if you like that.
Combine half cup of shredded coconut with half cup of coconut milk and 1-2 Tablespoons of honey to taste
Now it is ready to enjoy!
It can be kind of a pain to get perfectly sliced pieces, so you will need a nice sharp knife to cut through the crust. (In hindsight it probably would work better if the crust was a little thinner, so next time I will probably reduce the ingredients or use larger glass container to make it be thinner)
Thank you for reading! Enjoy!
Summary of Ingredients:
1 cup shredded coconut
3 Tablespoons of melted coconut oil
2-3 Tablespoons of coconut sugar to taste
1/4 cup light coconut milk
either handfull of melted raw cacao paste combined with 2-3 Tablespoons of raw honey to taste
about 1 chocolate bar, melted (3.5 oz / 100grams)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1-2 Tablespoons of raw honey to taste