Foodie Friday: Raw Blueberry Pie Bites


RAW Blueberry Pie Bites {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

This week our theme is healified pies.  I’m not going to lie, at first I was stumped.  Hmmm…pies.  I don’t really eat pies, I don’t really make pies, what on earth could I come up with to healthify a pie? 

The whole idea of tackling a crust and making it gluten free seemed a little overwhelming.  I really not good at making pies in the first place and buying a pre-made crust kinda seemed a bit like cheating THEN I remembered a raw pie crust I came across a while back made by the beautiful Laura-Jane aka The Rawtarian

I have admired her long before blogging and she makes the most delicious and beautiful looking raw recipes.  I simply took her pie crust recipe, adapted it a bit and made them into mini pies.

To mold the mini-pies I used a mini-muffin pan, pressed the raw mixture in and chilled it- as she instructs with regular size pie crust.

RAW Blueberry Pie Bites {Gluten Free, Vegan}

I then topped it with my own three ingredient “filling” concoction that is simply just made of coconut milk fat, vegan vanilla protein powder and blueberries all blended together! 

Raw Blueberry Pie Bites {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Don’t they just look so pretty? I popped one in my mouth and much like Pringles, it was hard to stop 😉  These poppable pies would even be a perfect addition to a intimate little Venetian hour.  I personally will be enjoying them for breakfast the next few days!

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 Recipe 

Prep time: 10 minutes          Chill time: 2 hours          Yields: 12 mini pies

Pie “Crust” adapted from The Rawatarian 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 pecans
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 

 Directions: 

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until well processed. 
  2. Press into mini-muffin pan and store in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. 

Pie Filing

Ingredients: 

  • 1 full fat can of coconut milk, chilled. 
  • 1 scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder (I used Skoop B-Strong Viva-Nilla
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup of fresh blueberries

Directions: 

  1. Scoop coconut fat out of can and put into food processor and combine with protein powder and blueberries (reserving a few to garnish).  Add a splash or two of coconut water from can if necessary. 
  2. Blend until smooth and well combined. 
  3. Place a dollop of filing on top of each pie crust along with a blueberry. 
  4. Savor and enjoy! :)

 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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42 Comments

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply January 23, 2015

What a great idea! These look delicious!!
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    Thanks Sue! These were scrumptious ;) Thanks for linking up!!!

Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
Reply January 23, 2015

This recipe sounds delicious. Are the nuts all raw or roasted?
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    The nuts are all raw! It is surprisingly yummy :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply January 23, 2015

Yummy! So cute and full of all the good healthy fats I love!
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    Me too- they are tasty fats indeed! :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply January 23, 2015

I love these. So simple to make, delicious and healthy too. Pinning!
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    Yay! Hope you enjoy! :)

susie @ suzlyfe
Reply January 23, 2015

The fact that they are mini just means I can have more of them, right?

    aelicatese
    Reply January 23, 2015

    UH DUH! I just ate five ;)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 23, 2015

Wow! What a good idea and they look so yummy!
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    Thanks Julie! They were fantastic- my hubby polished off the last few for breakfast this morning, haha!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply January 23, 2015

Yummy :) the blueberry is the perfecting topping for those cute little pies! Pinned this to Pinterest!
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    Thanks, Jess! :D

Farrah
Reply January 23, 2015

Hehehe, great minds think alike! :]! I like that you add pecans to your pie "crust!" These are so, so adorable! <3 I can't wait to try em' out! I've been meaning to get coconut milk to make curry, but it looks like I'm gonna be needing an extra can! :D
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    Yay! There are so many great uses for coconut milk- I have been using it in everything lately :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply January 23, 2015

Wow what an interesting combo! I am finally ready to buy that pink sand bag could you please tell me again which brand you have? thanks!
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    Yay! I have the Ultimate Sandbag. I can email you more information about it it if you'd like? :)

Sarah
Reply January 23, 2015

These look so cute and yummy!
This looks like a fun link-up is there a post somewhere with the info?
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    Thanks! There should be but there isn't! Just feel free to add your recipe post and link back if you want :) I would love for you to join us!

      Sarah
      Reply January 26, 2015

      Sounds good I will link up this Friday! I wan't sure if there was a topic of the week/month, ect. I will be sure to grab the button too!
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        Reply January 26, 2015

        After you asked, I added a page with more information about it! If you go up to my menu you can find a list of all the link ups and more info. So happy you'll be joining us on Friday! :D

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 23, 2015

I'm all about those blueberries. Great idea! so cute! and they sounds so good!
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    Reply January 23, 2015

    Thanks! I'm a blueberry freak- I always have them on hand :P

AJ @ NutriFitMama
Reply January 23, 2015

YUM, these look so good! We just ate up all of our blueberries of course ;) I will have to try these out soon- my kids are blueberry fanatics.
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    Reply January 24, 2015

    My kids are too! They helped me eat the rest of the pies ;)

Mary
Reply January 23, 2015

OK... these pies I think I can make. The recipe looks easy and the pies look delectable.

    aelicatese
    Reply January 24, 2015

    They are so easy to make and yummy too! Hope you enjoy! :)

Esther
Reply January 24, 2015

Those look awesome! I can not wait to try them!
I love anything mini ;)
Thanks again for the awesome link-up recipe!
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    Reply January 25, 2015

    Haha mini does make them a bit more delicious! ;)

Marcia
Reply January 24, 2015

Yum! I wish good blueberries weren't so scarce around here right now .
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    Reply January 25, 2015

    I was able to find some at our store thankfully but they are a bit scarce here as well.

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply January 24, 2015

I am not a big pie maker either but these look super yummy! Very creative!
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    Reply January 25, 2015

    Thanks! This recipe is the perfect solution for making pie in a pinch!

Linda @ TheFitty
Reply January 25, 2015

I KEEP forgetting about this linkup! Okay, you are reminding me for sure next time when I post a recipe!
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    Reply January 25, 2015

    Haha I will try to remember to remind you ;)

Beth @ Running with the Sunrise
Reply January 25, 2015

Yummy! I love berries and can't wait to give this recipe a try! And I love the use of vegan protein powder in these. I'm always looking for recipes with great ways to sneak in a little extra protein. :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!
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    Reply January 25, 2015

    It was SO easy to make and really yummy- hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend :D

Kierston
Reply January 25, 2015

One word: YUM!
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    Reply January 25, 2015

    Thanks Kierston! ;)

Jillian Hudson
Reply January 25, 2015

I love blueberries. This is a great recipe! I’d love it if you would share it on my new corn-free link party.
http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/corn-free-everyday-jan-25-15/
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    Reply January 26, 2015

    Thank you! :) I will take a look for sure!

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