Raw Lemon Cream Hemp Pie

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The ongoing topic of food and moods keeps coming up in my world. Personally, food has the ability to make me happy or depressed, body and soul. For that very reason I regularly stick to foods that are known to boost my mood, promote an uplifted energy, and fight off depression.  I know that when I eat certain foods (like processed grains and sugars) I feel achy, sad, depressed, black and grey. On the other hand, I’ve also experienced that when I eat a regular supply of natural foods I am able to boost my moods and make my body feel less stressed.

Simply put, your moods are created by your brain. Your brain requires a balance of essential amino acids (protein), essential fatty acids (fats), and sugars (carbohydrates) to use as fuels and function optimally. Each time you eat whole, unprocessed food that the body can recognize and digest you allow your brain to do its job of thinking, dreaming, loving, and keeping you alive. Each time you eat an unnatural, processed food you rob your brain of being able to work at an optimal level. I think you can see where I am going with this. Feed your brain well.

Today’s hemp dessert creation combines a complete source of essential amino acids (hemp), fatty acids (coconut oil, hemp), L-tryptophan (cashew), and D-limonene (lemon) for a superfood dessert designed to trigger a happy button or two.

Raw Lemon Cream Hemp Pie

Crust:

3/4 C Dates, finely chopped

1C nuts, finely chopped

1/3C hemp hearts

2T coconut oil, gently melted

Filling:

1.5C  Cashews, soaked for (4-12 hours)

1 lemon, juiced and zested

1/4C raw honey

1/3C Coconut oil, gently melted

1) Mix crust ingredients and press into a pie pan.

2) Blend all filling ingredients until smooth and pour on top of the crust.

3) Chill. Sprinkle with orange or lemon zest and eat to your heart’s content.

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I encourage everybody to tune in to how the food is making them feel. Eat less of the foods that leave you feeling empty and fill up with more foods that allow your brain to perform without fog and dark clouds.

-TwiceBaked

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ben on February 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I dig this recipe a lot. I’ve done similar raw desserts that do in fact make me feel more energized with a sustained energy rather than the sluggish and depressed feelings from boxed type desserts. I’ll be giving this a try. Thanks so much and keep up the good fight. Ben

  2. Ben, Thank you for reading and sending me comments. Enjoy playing in the kitchen!
    -TwiceBaked

  3. Yumm! Reminds me of something mid Mediterranean. I prefer deserts from that region with honey the sweetener/binder. Sweet desserts gag me. Lemon my fave dessert flavor. This looks perfect.

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