Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Apple Carrot Beet Pie With Banana Walnut Ice Cream

With this recipe from Dr. Joel Fuhrman, you can have your pie and eat it too! A healthy take on apple pie and ice cream, you can indulge your sweet tooth without wrecking your diet.

1 cup Almonds
1 cup Dates (pitted)
2 tbsp Chia seed (ground)
1/3 cup Oatmeal (ground)
1/4 cup Cold water
1/2 cup Muscat or other sweet dessert wine
1 cup Unsulfured dried apples (chopped)
3 Apples (grated)
1/3 cup Raisins
1/4 cup Walnuts
3/4 cup Shredded carrots
3/4 cup Shredded beets
1/2 cup Shredded coconut
2 Ripe bananas (frozen)
1/3 cup Vanilla soy milk
1/2 oz Walnuts
2 tbsp Unhulled sesame seeds
1/4 cup Raw cashew nuts
2 Oranges (peeled and diced)
2 tbsp Dr. Fuhrman's Riesling Raisin Vinegar
Orange juice (if needed to adjust consistency)

Freeze ripe bananas at least 12 hours in advance. To freeze bananas, peel, cut in thirds and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.

Blend or food process the almonds and oatmeal. Mash dates with water and ground chia seeds to make a date chia paste and kneed this paste into the oat/almond flour. Then press into glass pie plate.

Mix and marinate the chopped dried apples with the wine overnight in fridge. Then blend together the apples, walnuts, raisins, and dried apple mixture and when smooth, mix in a bowl with the shredded carrots, beets and coconut and spread over pie crust pressing it down into the pie. Let sit in refrigerator with glass plate on top, until ready to serve with banana walnut ice cream.

Blend the frozen bananas, soy milk and walnuts together in a high-powered blender or a food processor until smooth and creamy.

Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium high heat for 3 minutes, shaking the pan frequently. In a high powered blender, combine sesame seeds, cashews, oranges and vinegar. If needed, orange juice can be added to adjust consistency.