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Chocolate Avocado Pie

I made the chocolate avocado cream pie for dessert – used spelt crackers for the pie crust – then topped it off with cashew cream – OMG it was fantastic – everyone loved it. So here’s another dessert to remember.

Cashew Cream recipe

Fluff Topping

Cashews have a natural sweetness, which in combination with dates is
delectable. Soaked cashews grind up into a very smooth fluffy mixture. It is
a delightful taste to use in place of whipped cream or yogurt, and most
agree that it truly tastes better. Cashew fluff is also used as a base for
several other recipes. Most cashews are not raw.

If using almonds, they don’t quite give up their mealy texture, no matter
how much you blend, but they make a tasty topping and are the most
nutritious nut.

For best results, peel the almonds. This is more trouble and not necessarily
recommended for most recipes calling for almonds, but it does make a
difference in the fluff recipe. How to peel almonds: Soak 10-12 hours.
Rinse. Pour very hot water over them (the equivalent of hot tap water),
allow almonds to soak in the hot water for up to one minute, rinse with cool
water. The skins should slip off. Another alternative is to use almonds that
have soaked for several days in the refrigerator, with daily water changes.
The skins can be peeled off without the use of hot water after a few days.

1 cup of cashews, almonds or filberts soaked 10-12 hours, drained and
rinsed.

4-6 soft pitted dates soaked in 3/4 cup water 8-10 hours. Reserve soak
water.

1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) or ½ a vanilla bean

Place nuts in blender. Grind, gradually adding date water until it is of
‘whipped cream’ consistency. Add dates one at a time. Blend until smooth and
creamy. Refrigerate. Keeps well for up to a week. Yields 2 cups.

Notes:

Medjool dates are the best, but Khadrawi or Honey dates work well also.

Adding vanilla to the fluff gives it even more of a ‘whipped cream’ flavor.

If you are unable to soak the nuts and dates 8-12 hours, soak them for at
least 4 hours to achieve best results.

I also saw another recipe for this on Astray – it looked just as easy and tasty.

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

OMG – I made this yesterday for my mom to help put weight back on her. It is FANTASTIC!!! I love it, my daughter loves it. I am going to make a chocolate pie with this too. The things you can use avocado’s for and not know it!!!

Avocados
cocoa or raw cacao powder
sweetener (honey, maple syrup etc)
dash sea salt
Vanilla to taste (I use the liquid kind without alcohol)
For every ripe avocado, put in 1 TBSP of cocoa etc powder and maybe 1 1/4 TBSP of sweetener.

Easy.

Make it in your food processor.

Aha, but if you have a Vita-Mix (I swear, I should sell these
things!), add fresh greens and the chocolate will overpower it, and
no one will be the wiser.

choc cream pie:

grind up some nuts (I like truly raw cashews and almonds, but I'[ll
use whatever — sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds etc.
If you add a couple tsp of powdered sugar to it, it gets even more
powdery.

put into a pie dish.

Mix in some butter, coconut oil and a tiny bit of sweetener, with a
dash of sea salt, and make into a thick dough consistency. Mush onto
bottom.

Top with choc pudding.

Top with whipped cream.

Courtesy of my Farm to Table List serv.

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Not going to retype… but if all you have is a food processor, it
works best to do the nuts, wipe out the bowl, then do the whipped
cream. Then do the choc pudding. Because if some of the whipped
cream is still in there, it’ll blend nicely with the choc pudding.
But if done the opposite, the choc pudding will make the whipped
cream look yucky.

HTH. Takes no time at all.

If you want to be even healthier, use soaked dates, or date paste
instead of sweetener. (I buy date paste in bulk and share with
friends, but you must buy 40 lbs -organic date paste- Shields 1-800-
414-2555,,,approx $1.40/lb!!!)

truly raw cashews – rawguru.com
truly raw almonds livingnutz.com

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