You will love how easy and rich this pie will be. A little goes a long way!
2 cups raw almonds finely ground in blender
4-6 dates to your sweetness (I use 4 dates)
Mix all in blender until you have a slight stick dough. Put in pie pan or small pie forms. Place in freezer about 30 minutes.
1/2 cup coconut water (I use fresh young thai coconuts)
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup raisins
Mix in blender until smooth. Pour into pie crust and top with whole pecans your own design or chopped pecans.
Research from Loma Linda University published in the August 2006 issue of Nutrition Research showed that adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may help inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus helping prevent coronary heart disease. The researchers suggest that this positive effect was in part due to the pecans’ significant content of vitamin E. Oxidation of lipids in the body – a process akin to rusting – is detrimental to health.
Pecans contain antioxidant vitamin E—known as tocopherols, plus numerous phenolic substances, many of them with antioxidant abilities.
Rich in one form of vitamin E called gamma-tocopherols. The findings illustrate that after eating pecans, gamma-tocopherol levels in the body doubled and unhealthy oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood decreased by as much as 33 percent.