COOKING WITH COLLAGEN
MAKES EATING HEALTHY SIMPLE & DELICIOUS.
vitality 'collagen' COCONUT CREAM PIE INGREDIENTS:
CRUST t1 heaping cup walnuts t1 Tsp of Neocell Super Collagen TM t1 Scoop Amazing Grass Protein Super Food Vanilla t1 heaping cup pitted dates (soaked for 10 minutes in warm water and drained) FILLING t1.25 cups cashews soaked for at least 4 hours or overnight, then drained t3.5 Tbsp coconut oil, melted t1/4 cup maple syrup or coconut nectar t1 medium just ripe banana (~ 1/2 cup mashed)* t1/3 cup full fat coconut milk (I scrape the cream o the top for luxurious texture) t1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract t1/4 tsp sea salt t2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
HOW TO MAKE:
1. Place soaked dates in the food processor and process until small bits remain and/or it forms into a ball. Remove and set aside. 2. Process walnuts until a meal consistency is achieved. Add back in dates and a pinch of salt and mix to combine. When squeezed between two fingers, the crust should stick together and feel moldable. If too dry, add another date or two. If too wet, add a little almond or walnut meal. 3. Press into a springform pan, or an 8x8 baking dish or round cake pan lined with plastic wrap or parchment. Press until flat, going up the sides about 1/2 inch. Place in freezer to set. 4. Add all filling ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy - about 1-2 minutes. If it's having trouble blending, add a little more agave or water to encourage it along. It should be silky smooth when completely combined. 5. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I think adding a heaping spoonful of peanut butter at this point would be a brilliant idea. Then pour into crust and smooth with a spoon. Tap to release any air bubbles, then cover and freeze until set - about 4-6 hours. 6. To serve, let thaw for 5 minutes. Should keep in the freezer, covered, for at least 1 week.