Saturday, October 24, 2015

Raw Vegan Cinnamon Instant-Pie Sauce

The internet is full of raw dessert recipes, but how many of us have time in our daily routines to actually make a three layer cacao cake? And wasn't the point of getting into raw foods to eat more fruits and veggies? So the health gurus will tell you to stop making everything out of cashews, coconut oil, and agave and just eat a piece of fruit! While that may be great advise it is also, well, boring.

I find that compromise is the solution to most problems. In this recipe you can have the fruit and a bit of the dessert decadence as well! Plus you can make it in about 5 minutes. Feel free to get creative and use whatever fruits you like to be smothered in this deliciousness. I recommend apples or pears, but peaches or pineapple could make for interesting combinations as well. Sprinkle on nuts, seeds, or raisins to add a little extra flavor and texture. This sauce is also great for dipping and can be an easy treat for on-the-go snacking!

You life shouldn't be battling diet, just as your enjoyment shouldn't be battling your health. Balance is beautiful... and delicious.

6 dates, pitted
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons liquid sweetener (maple syrup, honey, agave, coconut nectar)
1 tablespoon tahini
1 1/4 cups water
dash of pink himalayan salt

Put all ingredients in a blender. Add additional water if needed. Enjoy!

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