Happy Cashew Hemp Pie

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How about a dessert that will literally make you a happier person and be nutritious enough to eat for breakfast the next day?

Enter a nutritiously packed dessert made with cashews and hemp seeds. Among a very long list of reasons to eat cashews or hemp seeds is the fact that they both contain generous amounts of tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that works with your brain to relax you and make you feel happier. An effective anti-depressant from mother nature with zero negative side effects.

In an effort to find more ways to bring these two mood boosters into my regular diet I created Happy Cashew Hemp Pie. The hardest part of this recipe is having the forethought to soak the cashews overnight. Other than that it is super quick and easy.

Cashew Hemp Dream Pie

Crust:

1C walnuts

1C dates

2T coconut oil

1/3 C raw shelled hemp seeds

Filling:

1 1/2 C raw cashews, soaked in water overnight

1/4 C coconut milk

1t vanilla

1/3 C coconut oil

1/4 C honey

1C fresh fruit (I used peaches this time)

1) Soak cashews in water overnight in the fridge. Drain the water.

2) Gently melt the coconut oil if it is in solid form.

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3) Blend walnuts, dates, orange peel, and 2T melted coconut oil in a food processor until just crumbly depending on how much crunch you like. Press into pie pan that has been greased with a little coconut oil.

4) Sprinkle hemp seeds on top and press into crust.

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5) Blend cashews, coconut milk, vanilla, melted coconut oil, honey, and fruit until smooth.

6) Pour on top of crust and chill pie in the fridge until set. Enjoy with or without toppings.

7) Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.

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This simple little pie kept me happy for a few days in a row. The next time I make this I will likely cut the honey out altogether as the dates provided plenty of sweet for me. I can’t wait to have it again.

Staying happy by staying hempy…

-TwiceBaked

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