Gluten Free, No Bake Chocolate Pie

At the beginning of the year, I began a one-year detox; meaning no gluten, no refined sugar and no dairy products. Now, one month into my personal health project, I´m beginning to harvest the benefits and I feel super happy with my decision.

A few days ago, someone wrote to me “I feel so sorry for you, that you will not be able to eat cake all year”. But here´s the thing; living a healthy lifestyle does not mean, that you can never enjoy the good stuff like cake. It´s all about choosing the right ingredients and be aware of what type of food you put in your body.

Today I´m sharing my favorite cake recipe; a delicious pie with dark chocolate and fresh berries. I would not call it a healthy cake – but it´s not unhealthy either. It´s a treat that is perfect for someone living a life free of gluten.

I believe the key to a healthy lifestyle is not to be fanatic, but to listen to your body and treat it with respect. That´s what I´m trying to do and it also includes that occasional glass of red wine and a few pieces of dark chocolate now and then.

Gluten Free, No Bake Chocolate Pie

Serving: 4-6 persons

Crust:

A small handful of almonds

3-4 stone-free dates

1 spoon of raisins

2-3 spoons raw coconut oil, melted

1 cup coconut flour

1 tsp organic lemon juice

If needed stir in water just enough to hold the mixture together

Filling:

Dark chocolate 70% or more, melted

A cup of mixed berries

Mix all the ingredients for the crust in a food processor or a Vitamix blender. Blend the dry ingredients first and then add the rest. Use a spoon to get all the dough out of the mixer.

Squeeze the mixture into the pie plate, spreading the filling out evenly and let it chill in the refrigerator for a few hours. I like to make the pie crust in the evening and then I let it rest overnight, but two hours should be enough for it to cool.

For the topping add dark chocolate in a heat-proof bowl, place it in a thick-bottomed sauce pan with water. Melt the chocolate over high heat and then spread it evenly over the pie crust. Finally add a good handful of berries and enjoy!

Have a fabulous day,

About Christina Greve

Christina Greve is a Lifestyle Photographer, Soul Empowerment Coach, and Psychology-driven Business Mentor. She helps heart-centered women, passion-driven makers and creative souls optimize life + make a living doing what they LOVE. She is known for her elegant storytelling photography and draw much of her inspiration from the Nordic countryside, travels, food and still life. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, blogs and books worldwide. After a decade of working with psychology and coaching, Christina´s passion for photography evolved into a full-time photography and coaching business. Today she runs a thriving + fast growing empire specializing in professional online training, motivating and engaging female photographers, designers, bloggers, makers + creative souls. She has coached thousands of fabulous women from more than 40+ countries.