HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The holidays are here and we all love the delicious foods that come along with the festivities.
Have you thought about substituting some healthy holiday options on your dinner table?
We asked YouTube star and Houston-native Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram from FullyRawKristina to share one of her holiday favorites. It's an easy and delicious, low-fat raw vegan recipe for pumpkin pie. It can be made in just two steps.
You will need a blender, a food processor and a pie dish to prepare it.
Ingredients for the crust
One to one-and-a-half cups of pecans
One pound of fresh wet dates
Directions for the crust
Put both ingredients in a food processor until they reach a crust-like consistency. Press the crust into your pie pan.
Ingredients for the pumpkin pie filling
Two pounds of dates
One super ripe persimmon
One large teaspoon of cinnamon
One "tiny, pinky-finger size" of ginger
Optional: Scrape from a vanilla bean
Directions for the filling
Pit your dates, and place them in the blender with your chopped and peeled pumpkin.
Add all of the rest of the ingredients.
Pour the filling into the crust and spread it in evenly.
Freeze the pie until it firms up, and serve chilled.
MORE ABOUT Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram: "Because Vegan Scares Me!" ... A nationally recognized name in the Vegan/Lifestyle space, our very own Houston native Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, also known as FullyRaw Kristina has transformed many lives through her dedication and passion to healthy living. After almost 13 years without eating a cooked meal, this lifestyle vegan and YouTube personality has acquired a following of fans who now almost total 1M followers on each of her channels.
With over 90 million YouTube views and over 1M combined viewers on all her social media platforms (Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and more...), this vegan sensation has taken the nation by storm and was recognized as the number 25 health and fitness influencers of 2015 by Greatist right behind, Michelle Obama, Rhonda Rousey, Depak Chopra, Chloe Kardashian, and more... See link: http://greatist.com/health/most-influential-health-fitness-people.
Aside from being a celebrity and health personality, Kristina is an active business woman and has changed the local scene of Houston's produce distribution through her local businesses: The RawfullyOrganic Co-Op and FullyRaw Juice.
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