We were blessed with the gift of a bag full of rhubarb from our naturopath, Dawn.  She had more than she knew what to do with, and we were more than happy to take a bunch off her hands.  :)  It is one of Dave’s spring favorites after all!  I have been messing around with raw desserts lately, and I hope you enjoy this Raw Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!

THE CRUST (my standard crumb pie crust)

1 1/2 cup coconut flour (double sifted)
1/2 cup organic unsweetened coconut flakes
5 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
1 Tbsp raw almond butter
1/4 tsp liquid stevia
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon

4 cups organic rhubarb stalks, peeled, chopped to 1″ lengths
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup raw honey OR about 3 tsp spoonable stevia
2 cup organic strawberries, hulled and chopped
PLUS 1/2 cup organic strawberries, hulled and diced
3 Tbsp arrowroot powder
a few strawberries for garnish

1.)  THE NIGHT BEFORE — THE FILLING:  In food processor, blend the rhubarb, lemon juice, stevia and 2 cups of strawberries until smooth, making sure to scrape down the sides if there are lumps.  Pour into a bowl and stir in 1/2 cup diced strawberry chunks (this step is optional, but we like the extra strawberry chunks in each bite).  Cover bowl and let sit in fridge for at least 12 hours to allow the flavors to blend (this is for the rhubarb, since it’s raw it needs time to break down).

2.)  THE NEXT DAY — THE CRUST:  In your food processor, add all crust ingredients and pulse until uniform consistency.  It should be crumbly.  Transfer your crust to a pie pan and press it firmly and evenly to line the pan.  Set in fridge to firm up for about 15 minutes.

3.)  To 2 Tablespoons of ice cold water, add the arrowroot powder and mix with fork until smooth.  Take filling mixture out of fridge and stir in arrowroot mixture.  With a spatula, pour the filling mixture onto the crust and spread it evenly throughout the pan.  Cover and freeze for a half hour before slicing.

It was verrrry good, Dave enjoyed it!

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.

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