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Raw Banana Pie With Date Crust

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How to Make Raw Banana Pie with Date Crust

SERVINGS: 8
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

STYLE: WESTERN

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
2 c
1 c
1/4 c
10 whole
1/2 c
1/2 c
3 whole
1 tbsp
2 c
1 whole
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

To make the crust, blend the dates, walnuts, coconut, orange rind and cinnamon in a food processor. Place into a "cheesecake" style cylindrical pie dish. Place half of the bananas in even layer on top of the crust.

To make the cream filling, add cashews, agave nectar, lime, salt, coconut milk,& vanilla bean in a food processor and pour into pie dish.

Place remaining bananas on top and freeze.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Fruit, coconut and cashews are a poor food combination in Ayurveda. To improve this pie ayurvedically, remove the bananas.

WHAT IS RAW BANANA PIE WITH DATE CRUST?

Experiment with all natural, raw, vegan pies with tropical ingredients. Date crust includes walnuts, cinnamon, orange rind, and coconut shavings. Followed by a layer of bananas and topped with blended cashew coconut milk whip cream. Discovered by Tricia Gourley of Austin,TX.

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Raw Banana Pie with Date Crust Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Raw Banana Pie with Date Crust' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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TOXIC

ABOUT TOXIC BIOCHARACTERISTIC

A substance that causes toxicity in the body, or that harms the body.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Crunchy

CRUNCHY

Makes an audible noise when you eat them. Can provide fun texture variation.

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Aromatic

STRONG AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Raw Banana Pie with Date Crust
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Brain Tonic

BRAIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens the brain and thereby enhances memory or other cognitive functions and improves mental stamina or stability.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Builds Stamina

BUILDS-STAMINA

Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Constituents:
Fats,
Coumarin

COUMARIN

Moderately toxic, vascular tonic, hypotensive, and anti-inflammatory.

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, Protein,
Phytates

PHYTATES

Phytates prevent absorption of nutrients. They are commonly found in all seeds, including nuts, grains, and beans. Sprouting greatly reduces phytate content, as well as long, slow cooking with vinegar.

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Rutin

RUTIN

Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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, Soluble Fiber,
Saponins

SAPONINS

Can be used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).

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, Zinc,
Magnesium

MAGNESIUM

Helps muscles relax. Laxative.

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, Tannins, Alpha Linolenic Acid,
Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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, Melatonin,
Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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, Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Potassium,
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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Buffalo Milk

Buffalo Milk has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Soothes-throat, Builds-stamina, Quenches-thirst, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach

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Almonds

Almonds has these Actions in Common

Brain-tonic, Nutritive, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy

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Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

Brain-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Refreshing, Nutritive, Wakes-you-up

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Refreshing, Nutritive, Satisfies-stomach

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Orange

Orange has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Refreshing

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Milk

Milk has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Soothes-throat, Quenches-thirst, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach

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Banana

Banana has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Quenches-thirst, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Nutritive

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Pineapple

Pineapple has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Refreshing

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Hemp Seed

Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Diuretic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Nutritive

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Tahini

Tahini has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Brain-tonic, Nutritive, Quenches-thirst, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Builds-stamina, Diaphoretic

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Builds-stamina, Diuretic

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Brain-tonic, Builds-stamina, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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Nasya Oil

Nasya Oil has these Actions in Common

Brain-tonic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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External Breath (Bahya Pranayama)

External Breath (Bahya Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Builds-stamina

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Elecampane

Elecampane has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic

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Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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