Blueberry Lemon Pie Bars with a Poppy Seed Crust

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Ooey gooey, delicious blueberry lemon bars!  I’ve been super into making desserts for friends and family lately and when I found some organic lemons and blueberries on sale, I knew this was definitely the next dessert I was ready to create.  Using blueberries in a raw desserts is amazing because once blended, the blueberries actually start to congeal which give the bars a great texture.  Lemons and poppy seeds are a classic combination with blueberries which make this dessert taste like every bit of heaven without the guilt.  Healthy, nutritious and divine flavor, soooooo good!

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Serves 12

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups Dried Mulberries
  • 1 1/2 cups Dates
  • 1 cup low fat Shredded Coconut
  • 1/4 cup Poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Raw Almond Butter
  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until a dough like texture is acquired.
  2. Line a 8×8 tart pan with parchment paper (so the bottom does stick) and evenly spread out the crust.
Filling
  • 1 1/2 cup dates
  • 2 1/2 cup blueberries (save 1 cup for later)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup filtered Water
  1. Add all the ingredients into the food processor minus the 1 cup of blueberries and water.
  2. Blend and slowly add in the water.
  3. Once smooth, add the filling into a bowl and mix in the remaining 1 cup of blueberries.
  4. Add the filling into the tart pan and spread evenly.
  5. Place into the freezer to thicken.
Frosting
  • 1 cup Coconut meat
  • 1/2 cup Raw Cashews (soaked for at least 2 hours)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Powder
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  1. Blend together the coconut meat, cashews and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Split the frosting in half and blend the blueberries with 1 half of the frosting to create a blue color.
  3. Take out the tart from the freezer, and pipe the frosting onto the pie.  You can add some lemon zest for garnish and lemon zing.
  4. Cut, serve and ENJOY! Xx

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