Raw Vegan & Gluten-Free Goodness

To celebrate our brand new (3rd) compilation edition of Raw Fusion Living, which came out only a few days ago, I wanted to make one of the great desserts from the book.

Chocolate Hazelnut Dream Pie is one of those raw desserts that make even the most mainstream eaters fans of the raw foods lifestyle.  Even when you tell them that it’s made with some unusual ingredients, like Irish Moss and Lecithin some of the extraordinary products and superfoods from my favorite online store, Living Tree Community.

Chocolate Hazelnut Dream Pie

Crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hazelnut mash from making nut milk
  • 1  1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3-4 TB. agave (or any sweetener)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Directions: Make the nut milk first and then use the left over mash for making the crust. Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until everything sticks together. Press the crust into a lightly greased (with  coconut oil) 10-inch pie pan.

Filling

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups hazelnut milk
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 2/3 cup Irish Moss gel (see info below)
  • 5-6 dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder  (increase to 1/2 if you want the chocolate to be darker and richer)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla powder
  • Pinch Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 rounded TB. non-GMO lecithin  (Living Tree Community has an excellent rice-based brand)
  • 3/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • Optional:  shredded coconut and extra hazelnuts for decorating

Directions: Put all ingredients in the blender and blend for 30-40 seconds. Pour into prepared crust. Cover and place in fridge until set (about an hour), then sprinkle with coconut/hazelnuts and continue chilling until complete set, about 1 more hour.   Serve and enjoy.

This recipe was adapted from the original Chocolate Dream Pie in Raw Fusion Living:  Recipes for Healthy Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging and was created by Linda Wooliever of Vermont Fiddle Heads.

*Nut Milk is not hard to make – you can see me make some in this Daytime segment called “Vegan for a Day”.

Irish Moss

I give instructions on how to prepare Irish Moss gel in the video below.  Essentially you soak an handful in water for about an hour and rinse well to remove impurities.  Then, using fresh water, put the soaked Irish Moss and about 3x the amount of water in a blender and blend for several minutes until there is no graininess.  Place in a covered jar in fridge and it will turn to gel in an hour or two.  Stays fresh for 1-2 weeks in the fridge.  I store my leftover dry Irish Moss in the freezer.

LindaJoy Rose (Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert)

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. LJ has appeared numerous times as the Healthy Living expert with the Tampa NBC affiliate and syndicated Daytime TV show, local media coverage, and over 100 videos on the super-information site, eHow.com.

She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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