No bake Blueberry Cream Pie

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on July 15, 2011

I was so tired yesterday morning that I decided to skip my morning workout, treat myself to a 30 minute sleep in, and prepare a nice breakfast.

After enjoying an apple quinoa flake bake, I set the intention that I would find the time in the afternoon for a run.

Thankfully, 10 hours later I was headed out the door for a 7km run around the outskirts of town.

It was a gorgeous afternoon. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and there was so much wildlife! When I returned home I decided to grab my camera and head out again in hopes of capturing some action.

Of course as luck would have it, many of the animals had since moved on. But, I ended up being entertained by a bird that was hopping between fence posts for at least a kilometer before he took off flying.

Have I mentioned how much I love living here? You’d never see this in the city!

Being entertained by the bird made me completely oblivious to my impending hunger.

The minute I got in the door, I cut a slice of leftover pie and enjoyed it on our patio.

*swoon*

Dear Summer – please never leave me.

I initially made this pie for our neighborhood barbecue a couple of weeks ago.

We loved it so much that I’ve made it two additional times. One time with strawberry, and the other banana flavored.

I’d say blueberry with a touch of lemon has been my favorite… so far.

 

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No bake Blueberry Cream Pie

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free

This sugar and dairy free no bake cream pie is light, refreshing, packed with fiber, and made from 100% whole foods.

Yield: 1 deliciously healthy 9″ pie

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

 Blueberry Cream Filling

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries *see note
  • Flesh from 1 medium coconut [yield 1.5 cups]
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon zest, grated [optional]
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp white stevia powder

Directions

  1. Process crust ingredients in a food processor with the “S” blade until they form into a ball. Drop crust into a 9″ glass pie pan and shape to the pan. Set aside.
  2. Open your coconut using these 7 simple steps
  3. Process all cream ingredients in a blender until smooth. You may have to use your tamper to push the ingredients into the blade. If you don’t have a tamper, try adding melted coconut oil or a tablespoon or so of coconut milk to allow the ingredients to blend properly. Pour filling into pie pan and flatten with a spatula. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour. Garnish with blueberry jam, blueberries, or unsweetened shredded coconut.
  4. Will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

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*I believe you could try frozen blueberries, but you may find that they add too much liquid to the mix.

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over

This looks yummy – I love when nuts replace flour! Extra protein and goodness – no empty carbs.

And it’s a bonus that I won’t have to turn on the oven :)

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Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles

Yum! I never want summer to end either. So much good light!! No physical activity for me yesterday. Sore calves=rest day!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

This look delish, Leanne!

I love anything that’s no bake! I swear about 95% of the recipes from the 1st year or 18 mos of my blog were raw/nobake.

So much of Vegan + GF cooking doesnt even NEED to be baked, so why bother turning on the oven was always my approach!

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Lindsey @ Gluten-Free Lindsey

This looks SO good!!! :)

I did nothing yesterday..it was great! I did Bikram 4 days in a row before that, so I took the day off to be lazy!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Lazy days are just as important!

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Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free

This looks absolutely divine, Leanne! I need to go to the store now!

So this is what you were doing with that coconut….well at least I know how to open one now thanks to you!

And I was actually sick yesterday (and today!), so I didn’t end up playing any tennis. at all. I usually play like 3+ hours…Being sick sucks! I did get in a little weight workout (just because I can’t stand sitting on my butt all day even if I am sick).

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Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well

The pie looks great! I like the crust :)

I actually worked out three different times yesterday…my morning arm workout at home, a bodyFLOW (yoga-type) class at lunch, and then a mile run right before bed because I just felt the need to move!

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brandi

i love the color! gorgeous :)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

I did the same thing this morning!

That pie looks so refreshing! I’m going to have to try this out soon! :)

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Holly @ The Runny Egg

This looks so delicious — and it makes sense that you had a post about opening a coconut yesterday!

Physical activity yesterday: Ran 3 miles + 45 minutes strength training + 10 minutes stretching/foam rolling. It was one of my more exercise-heavy days.

Enjoy your weekend!

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adrienne

I made something like this a few weeks ago! It’s a very refreshing treat during these sweltering NC heat.

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Lisa @ Healthful Sense

This pie looks amazing. I love no-bake recipes!! Perfect for the summertime. I finally broke down and bought a vitamix yesterday. I don’t even know where to start!! Excited to start making some of these amazing recipes that require blender action though!!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Congrats on the new purchase! First thing you need to make: breakfast ice cream. Oh yes. 1 cup frozen berries, 1 cup frozen mango, 3/4 cup non-dairy milk. Place in the blender, turn to low #5 and use the tamper to push the ingredients into the blade. Keep tampering for 30 seconds. Then plop the ice cream into a bowl, top with goodies like gojis and coconut and DIG IN! omg so good.

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Faith @ For the Health of It

This may have to be one of the most amazing looking recipes you’ve published recently – creamy + vegan + dessert in the same sentence? I’m game!

Yesterday was my rest day! I busted butt the former two days so my poor leg muscles needed a little down time, and oh how sweet it felt!

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Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh

such a great idea for the pie!I love summer recipes, and all the fresh fruit they involve!

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Heidi @ Food Doodles

Aw, that’s always how it is, you see something, run for your camera and it’s gone. I love that about living around here too, even though some of the wildlife is scary it’s so nice to see wildlife rather than live in the city.
That pie looks awesome. I need to go buy a coconut :D Love blueberries <3

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Cara

Sounds wonderful – I’ve never worked with whole, raw coconut but if anything would inspire me to do so, this is it.

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Oh it’s SO easy! You can do it!

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Alaina Rose @ Sweetness Of Life

Oh how beautiful! I can only imagine how delicious that pie tastes. I *might* just have to make it. Physical activities yesterday included a walk with the doggies, a little elliptical action, some Physique 57 and a little yoga.

Have a beautiful weekend, Leanne! <3

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

You too, Alaina!

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Nina @ SLO Foodie

WOWZA that is a beautiful pie. Do you think if I used coconut cream from full fat coconut milk, it could replace the fresh coconut, or will the texture be off? I love fresh coconut though so I may as well go get one, ha.

Yesterday I ran about 2 miles in the AM which I consider my actual “workout,” but I also biked to and from the natural foods store, worked my back muscles with some weeding in the garden, then was on my feet for a few hours working at our local Farmer’s Market. So overall I’d say it was a pretty active day!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

I’m sure if you froze it and added a bit more stevia it could work! But it would melt at room temp. If you give it a try, let me know!

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J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

How yummy does THAT look?! And no bake… yeah! Perfect for a warm summer day. :)

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Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

Oh em gee, this looks wonderful. Your posts never fail to make me drool!!

Yesterday, I did a quick 2 mile run around my neighborhood. It was a beautifully sunny day :)

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

This looks incredibly fresh and delicious! Perfect for summertime treat!

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn

Soul sister. Actually.

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Evan Thomas

Delicious raw dessert! All of the raw recipes I’ve tried have been chocolate; I definitely need to jump on the fruit train.

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Oh heck ya you do!

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Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

I have EVERYTHING needed for this! yay!!! it looks divine and blueberry/lemon, wow what a lovely combo :) beautiful, if it tastes half as good as it looks you are onto a winner here!

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Melissa Darr

I’m not vegan but goodness me i don’t care your recipes are a real delight to read everyday (and cook) and an inspiration to eat better! Keep them up! My physical activity for the day was a 4.5km run and 9.5km ride at the gym….. and then i ate a cupcake! Lol! Two good things = one bad thing??? Right? :-)

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@SuperfoodAnita

Wow! This looks awsome. Thanks for your tips on opening the coconut. I bought a fresh coconut today but it didnt have the 3 holes. Must be a different type of coconut. Anyway I got my husband to cut it open for me. So refreshing and the perfect recovery drink after my monster run. It ended up being just over 16kms. Crazy! I’m training for a run called the City to Surf. It’s 14km from the Sydney CBD to Bondi Beach.
PS I love your blog, all your nutritional tips and recipes. Thanks for sharing them. :)

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Jessy

I’ve never seen a coconut in my life, lol, only desiccated coconut. I assume it couldn’t be replaced in this recipe?

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

You could give it a try. Maybe add a bit of coconut oil or milk to break up the coconut pieces.

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Liana

This recipe is calling my name! Or was…now it is chilling in my fridge :) I made a strawberry citrus version so hopefully it comes out tasting great. I love all of your recipes and your dedication to whole real foods, a number one on my daily blog routine. Keep it up Leanne!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Oh yum! Strawberry citrus sounds amazing. Please let me know how it turns out. Your comment has made my day :) thank you!

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Jess@atasteofconfidence

Mm this looks so good! Anything no bake is my favorite around this time.

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Lori @ Laurel of Leaves

Drool . . . Fresh blueberries are one of my most favorite foods on the face of the planet!
As for physical activity, I’ve been loving my Gorgeous Core DVD with Suzanne Bowen. I worked on abs yesterday.

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Nina @ SLO Foodie

I made this pie this weekend! It was so tasty. I think I could have blended the cream a bit better since it was a little chunky but still good, perhaps it will work out better with a high speed blender. Thanks for sharing!
http://slofoodie.com/2011/07/20/i-give-credit-where-credit-is-due/

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Adriana

I’ve made it and I love it! Thank you so much for this recipe. Here you are is my version, unfortunately is not in English, but the photos are the best proof :)

http://bucatarisme.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/tort-de-afine-intr-un-cer-violet/

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

I’m glad you like it, Adriana! The pictures look fantastic :)

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Lindsay

How does the pie crust not fall apart when you cut it?

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

I didn’t have a problem with this at all. I had chilled the pie for a couple of hours, then cut it and served it with no issues. You could try freezing it for awhile, too.

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Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

I love this pie! Just wondering if you can detect a raisin flavour in the crust? I’d rather use raisins over dates because their cheaper, but I’ve tried some vegan fudge bites (those round ones everyone makes) with raisins and dates and found the raisin flavour to really come through. Would love to try this!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hmm that’s a good question, Katy. I’m sure there would be some raisin flavor… you could also use a different pie crust, if you’re open to it… like this one: http://www.seasonalfamily.com/2010/12/gluten-free-almond-flour-pie-crust.html it’s vegan, but not raw anymore.

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Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

thanks so much for the link! I’m going to try it with raisins at some point and I’ll def let you know!

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Cammie

Is there something I could use in place of the stevia? Maybe coconut palm sugar or honey… and how much would I use??

Thanks so much- this pie looks amazing!

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Jill

Can’t wait to try this! Question, where can I find or how can I make coconut butter? Thanks!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Coconut butter is also called coconut mana or creamed coconut. Any health food store would have it. That, or you can make your own by adding shredded coconut to the food processor and run until smooth!

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