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Elevated Banana Power Pie Gluten Free and Tasty
  Kurt Ellingson 12:00 AM
Elevated Banana Power Pie Gluten Free and Tasty

Can dessert be GOOD for you? It is now! Thanks to Brenna Coupland, one of our resident athlete ambassadors; dessert can taste great, be healthy and come packed with protein and gluten free goodness!

Check out her recipe for her Elevated Banana Power Pie using Elevate Me! All Original and Coconut Cocoa Cluster energy bars! Yummmy...

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 6 ElevateMe bars at room temperature, assorted flavors (I used 3 All Original and 3 Coconut Cocoa Cluster)
  • 2-5 tbsp warm water
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds, or other nut

Filling

  • 1 ElevateMe bar, at room temperature, any flavor

(I used All Original)

  • 4 large bananas, ripe
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 - 10 tbsp water, juice, or milk
  • 4 mejool dates, pits removed
  • ½ - 1 tbsp lemon juice, optional

Directions

Crust:

  1. With clean hands, break up ElevateMe bars into small bits and place into a large bowl. Using your hands will help warm the bars without ‘cooking' them, preparing them for blending. Alternatively, leave the wrapped bars in a clean, warm place for 30 minutes before opening, and cut with knife.
  2. Place bars into a Vitamix or quality food processor. Add one tablespoon of warm water, and pulse in processor 3-4 times. Add more water, one tablespoon at a time, pulsing 3-4 times with each addition, until mixture is soft and a ball can easily be rolled between the palms.
  3. Add nuts to blender, and pulse until nuts are evenly dispersed throughout crust mixture.
  4. Press crust into a lined 8” pie plate approximately ½ cm thick. Refrigerate.

Filling:

  1. Break up ElevateMe bar into small bits as above and set aside
  2. Break up bananas into a clean Vitamix or food processor, add strawberries and 2 tbsp liquid (water, juice or milk) and pulse 4-5 times. Adding one tablespoon of liquid at a time, continue to blend until mixture is creamy, thick and pourable.
  3. Add elevate me bars and dates, and blend until uniform and no chunks in mixture.
  4. Taste. If too sweet, add ½ -1 tbsp of lemon juice. If more sweetness is desired, add more dates.
  5. Pour filling into crust, cover, and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Now that's a dessert... thanks Brenna!

Pie Eating Contest Anyone?

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