I went to Sylvia’s Vegetarian Restaurant, to have a green smoothie with Lorena, who cooks the breakfasts there now. Anyway, she makes me amazing green smoothies. They’re only $1.50 for this big glass! And she makes my favorite chocolate smoothie for $2.50 a HUGE glass. And you don’t have to wash your dishes! Then she served a Mango Chocolate Pie. Here’s my version:
3 c. almonds, walnuts or other nuts
6-9 soaked dates, with the soak water
1 T. coconut crystals or other dry sweetener
1 tsp. almond extract
dash sea salt
4 c. sliced mango
1/2 c. coconut crystals or other dry sweetener of choice
1 T. coconut oil
1 T. chia seeds soaked in 3 T. water
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. almond milk
1/4 c. cacao powder
dash vanilla powder or extract
options: shredded coconut
Combine the crust ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture forms a ball. Press into a pie plate.
Mix the ingredients for the filling together in a blender, then pour into your crust. Combine the chocolate ingredients in the same blender and top the pie. You can also put the chocolate first, then the mango, it’s up to you You can put some shredded coconut on top for decoration!
Word of the Day – lavar – to wash
Tip of the Day – The mangoes here are so gorgeous. You gotta get them just under ripe – a little bit firm for the perfect taste.
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