Chocolate Cream Pie – Loaded With All Kinds Of Healthy Ingredients

Chocolate cream pie is one of the most delicious desserts in the world.

Unfortunately, this dessert is usually loaded with unhealthy ingredients that make it hard to digest. These ingredients can also make people feel shameful after indulging in the food, which is an undesirable feeling.

In this article, we offer a healthy chocolate cream pie recipe that is not only easy to digest but doesn’t cause any negative emotions like shame. Instead, you should be proud to consume this dish, as it’s loaded with all kinds of healthy ingredients.

Acquiring The Ingredients For The Chocolate Cream Pie

First things first, we recommend sourcing organic ingredients for this recipe.

Organic foods are held to much higher standards than non-organic foods. Organic foods are free from many of the toxic pesticides that are sprayed on some non-organic foods. These pesticides not only influence the development of the crop but overtly impact your health in a negative way.

Many people claim that there is a noticeable difference in taste when comparing organic foods with non-organic foods. Organic foods are well known for their complex, satisfying tastes while non-organic foods can have a metallic taste that is described as bland.

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Furthermore, it is recommended to purchase local ingredients when possible. Local ingredients are usually fresher and tastier, as they are allowed to develop longer before being picked. When you buy food that has traveled many miles, it must be picked prematurely in order to prevent the crop from being damaged during transit. This ultimately results in a food that is severely compromised.

Local ingredients can be found at farmer’s markets in your area or co-op grocery stores. When you buy directly from farmers, you’re also able to ask them questions directly about their methods. This allows you to acquire more information about the food you are about to consume, which is critical for proper digestion. When we know very little about the food we are eating, it’s difficult to fully appreciate the food. Appreciation is paramount for digestion. This is why so many cultures pray before eating.

It’s quite difficult to pray to certain preservatives and unhealthy ingredients. For example, imagine trying to pray to high fructose corn syrup. Also, the more ingredients there are, the harder the food is to appreciate. This is why we have emphasized simplicity throughout this pie recipe.

Making The Crust For The Chocolate Cream Pie 

In order to make the crust for this pie, add the following ingredients to a high-speed blender:

chocolate crust
  • 10 dried dates
  • 4 tablespoons of tahini
  • The juice from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seed powder
  • Half of a cup of coconut water

Blend these ingredients until a smooth texture results.

Dates are usually soaked for about 30 minutes before putting them in the blender. This allows them to rehydrate, making them easier to blend. Many people think this also makes the dates easier to digest.

Depending on the quality of your blender, you might even need a food processor to blend these ingredients.  A Vitamix blender should get the job done easily, but many other blenders won’t give you a smooth enough consistency or will get stuck when trying to blend.

Put this smooth mixture into a large circular pan and put the pan into the fridge for about 30 minutes. This allows the crust to solidify, giving it the perfect texture.

Making The Filling For The Chocolate Cream Pie 

The next step in this recipe is to make the filling.

In order to do this, we put the following ingredients in a high-speed blender:

  • 5 ripe bananas
  • 5 ripe mangoes
  • 6 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • Half of a cup of cacao nibs
  • 3 tablespoons of mesquite powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ume plum puree
banana mango pie

Blend this together until a pudding-like consistency results. Place this in the fridge until the final part of this recipe is executed.

It’s important to note that the bananas and mangoes should be as ripe as possible. For bananas, this means they should have noticeable dark spots on the skin and should have minimal green coloring on the stem. Ripe mangoes should be slightly tender when you touch them and should exude a rich aroma that invites you to indulge.

We also recommend only purchasing mangoes and bananas during the summer, as this is the peak season for these fruits. While you can get bananas year-round, buying them during the summer maximizes their taste and nutrition. If you live in a sub-tropical or tropical climate, buying these fruits locally will also enhance the flavors of this dish.

We love the combination of cacao and mesquite in this filling, as it gives the resultant chocolate cream pie a nutty, chocolate taste. The addition of the ume plum puree gives the filling a slightly tangy, savory taste that will dovetail well with the sweetness of the fruit.

If fresh bananas or mangoes can’t be found, then frozen versions can be used. Just make sure that the frozen fruits are ripe, as sometimes fruit is frozen unripe. Frozen ripe fruit will usually be darker in color and sweeter in taste. If you are uncertain about the ripeness of frozen fruit, you should sample it before putting it in the blender.

Making The Cream For The Chocolate Cream Pie 

Lastly, after making the crust and filling, it’s time to make the cream topping.

To do this, we usually just make some coconut yogurt. This entails blending fresh coconut meat with coconut water and then letting the mixture ferment in some kind of jar for a day or two.

Some people like to add probiotic powder to this mix, as this allows you to consume beneficial bacteria in this dessert. Probiotic powder will also add a unique taste to the yogurt which dovetails perfectly with the ume plum puree.

We think coconut yogurt is all that is needed for the cream element of this pie. Yet, some people like to add some powder or juices to the yogurt. For example, some people add beet juice or ginger juice, which influences the flavors that develop during fermentation.

Finalizing The Chocolate Cream Pie For Consumption

Once you have the three main components of this pie, it’s time to put them all together.

First, take the crust and filling out of the fridge, letting the two warm to room temperature for 15-20 minutes.

Then, pour the filling on top of the crust, smoothing it out with a spoon.

Finally, add a layer of coconut yogurt on top of the filling.

chocolate pie

Additionally, you can add some fresh fruit to the top of the yogurt, like raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. You can even drizzle some maple syrup over the top layer of coconut yogurt, as this gives the dish a woody, caramelized taste.

Sometimes, you can freeze the coconut yogurt before using it to form the top layer. This turns the yogurt into something reminiscent of ice cream. When you do this, it can be delicious to add a drizzle of heated maple syrup, as this contrasts well with the cold nature of the frozen coconut yogurt.

This pie serves about 10 people, as this is a very dense dessert. Each bite is incredibly complex, making it difficult to consume more than a piece or two.

Yet, since many unrefined, healthy ingredients are used in this recipe, you can have as much as your heart desires. The bulk of the calories in this pie comes from fruit and nuts, which are some of the healthiest foods on the planet.

These foods are also teeming with life, which means they will indicate to you when enough is enough. Some people even think that fruit changes taste when your body has had enough of it. This is yet another reason to indulge in this fantastic recipe.

Our Final Thoughts On The Chocolate Cream Pie 

This chocolate cream pie recipe will be quite popular in the future, as we think the world is moving towards a plant-based lifestyle.

Considering the seeming inevitability of global warming, it seems that the temperature of the world is only increasing. We envision a future in which every city on earth has a tropical climate that is conducive to growing fruit.

Furthermore, considering the rise in the global population, relying on animal products will be unsustainable in the future.

Many people consider chocolate to be an unhealthy food, but that’s only when its combined with refined sugar and dairy products. Eating pure cacao is a much different experience than eating classic chocolate, as pure cacao is actually quite healthy and stimulating.

We envision a future in which people eat chocolate cream pie for dessert almost every night. In fact, we can even envision people having a piece for breakfast, as there is nothing in this recipe that would cause an energetic crash. After all, many people have fruits and nuts in their morning smoothie or cereal.

At the end of the day, as long as you focus on consuming plant-based, whole foods, your health and happiness should be maximized.

 

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