Raw Food Recipe for Mango Pie – The Renegade Health Show Episode #372

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Today, Annmarie is back in the kitchen with this raw food recipe…

She’s preparing an awesome mango pie for a small get together tonight!

We’ve also used a unique sweetener that is a great nutritious boost for any pie, dessert or smoothie.

Check it out…

Your question of the day: What is your favorite sweetener?

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Raw Food Recipe for Mango Pie

Mango Pie Crust

3 Cups Almonds
1 1/2 Cup Dates

In food processor, grind almonds until they’re finely ground. Put in separate bowl. Process dates into a paste. Add to almonds and massage into crust. Put crust into pie dish. Make filling and then pour into dish.

Mango Pie Filling

2 Cups Dried Mango
2 Cups Water
1 Scoop Kev’s Super-Delicious Smoothie Powder

Soak mangoes in the water and blend.

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Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. I can’t wait to try this one.. thanks Annmarie & Kevin for sharing this with us..
    You two are so adorable… Hugs, marina

  2. sheree says:

    OH my gosh that looks good! I wonder if you can use fresh mango and leave out the water. I have about 7 mangos that are ready to eat! Off to check out your new smoothie powder. :o)

  3. Jackie Ryan says:

    I have really gotten hooked on Agave. If not raw honey. i’m not real fond of the after taste of Stevia.

  4. Heather says:

    That sounds pretty tasty, but one question.

    I imagine you didn’t soak the almonds because you wanted them to be dry enough to make fluffy ground almonds, but I thought all almonds needed to be soaked or we could not digest them well. Could you soak them and then dehydrate them to do this recipe? Or does grinding them up make them so we can digest them better?

  5. Amanda says:

    Food porn food porn! Or maybe it’s just me. Wowowow.

    And you two are so cute! Great show 🙂 I need to go make me some mango pie…

  6. Yasmine says:


    Do you have another suggestion instead of mangoes… I do not like mangoes at all, but I want to try your receipe.


  7. Shannadew says:

    Do you soak your dates before you use them? I can only find dried dates at my health foods store!

  8. Rita Fidler says:

    My favorite sweetener is Agavi – I will try your Super-Delicious SuperSmoothie Powder! The reason that you don’t like Agavi as much is it because of the so called cooking process in making the agavi being raw or not raw or the calories?

  9. Allison Hase says:

    I use stevia. So what is IN your new mix that makes it sweet?

  10. Genevieve says:

    You two are both very sweet! Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I was also wondering if it could be made with fresh mangoes and maybe something to thicken it with. It is difficult to find dried fruit without sulphites having been added to them.

  11. Laurie says:


    First of all, thank you both so much for everything that you are doing to improve everyone’s health. I noticed when watching Annmarie’s video that she said that Agave is not always the best. Would you please explain what you mean by that? Is there something about Agave that is harmful?

    Thank You!

  12. sherry says:

    Hi there,
    Always yummy , I made a mango coconut pinapple pie last night …A little different crust made with hazelnuts and walnuts and caroband cinnamon and nutmeg , then layered thinnly sliced fresh pineapple , made a mango coconut creamy filling and spread that on top of the pineapples and garnished with yellow kiwis and huckleberries and poppyseeds …Our whole pie is gone as it was an absolute hit! Keep up the great work both of you ..
    Holistic nutritionist/personal trainer/raw foodist
    Health and happiness to all of you , one day we will all meet
    Have a good one

  13. ana says:

    Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious. First of all I must clarify I’m not a raw foodist but I0m really trying to eat healthier.

    I’ve tried several quemical sweeteners and only liked splenda, but I stopped using it because of fear of side effects.

    I tried stevia too, but didn’t like it at all, I thought it tasted worse than the first ones.

    So now I only use honey. I really don’t know what’s raw or organic honey in my country they don’t sell anything as organic. But are diet is pretty healthy overall a lot of grains, vegetables, fruits and rice.

    Love your energy and the fact that you’re are always smiling.


  14. Kathryn says:

    Truly raw honey that has never been heated or filter such as Honey Gardens raw honey from Vermont the one I gifted to you two. Eating honey helps the bees stay alive and we need them to pollinate our vegetables and fruit etc.!!!

    You two are precious I love your videos!!
    Thank you for all you do (-:,
    Love, Kathryn

  15. Ladan says:

    You guys have become my favorite thing to watch everyday. I actually look forward it and love to see you in my email..I am big on health and nutriion and believe it or not you have both become a part of my support system for that, my cyber friends..the pie looks soo good and you guys are equally as sweet!

  16. Sharon says:

    I use agave, maple syrup and honey depending on what I’m making.

    Agave is perfect for making chocolate because it’s so smooth.

    To make a toffee-like chunky treat I would honey in some frozen “ice-cream” (blended frozen fruit). If you’ve ever eaten Toblerone you’ll know what I mean;-)

    Honey tastes great right off the spoon too.

    Maple syrup is great for topping up fruit that’s not quite sweet enough or more bland stuff. Great flavor!

    I don’t like stevia and I don’t like mixing dates although dates straight up are delish!

  17. kris says:

    I use dates to sweeten almond milk, fruit soak water to sweeten herbal teas such as dried dates, mango, fig, pineapple ect.. Agave if im lazy or for raw cocoa treats, and I love local raw honey!!!Usually wildflower blend!! Keep up the ital work!!

  18. debra says:


    I call peaches the mangoes of the desert. Seems like you could substitute fresh peaches -but don’t add any additional H20. Maybe a little agar agar to thicken it. Yum. Guess what I’m doing this weekend? It’s peach season in Colorado!

    In response to the question of the day, I don’t use sweetener. I enjoy the natural taste of fruits and vegetables. I use raw, local honey in tea during the spring to ward of seasonal allergies but other than that no extra sweetener for me!

    My sweet husband, on the other hand, loves stevia.

    Thanks for another great show.

  19. Tyra McMahon says:

    vine ripened fruit is my favorite sweetner. Also you didnt’ answer my question about proteins in the blood and autoimmune.

  20. Leah says:

    The mango pie looks delicious! Can you please comment further on why agave is not always the best choice for a sweetener. Thank you.

  21. junglegirl says:

    If you roll that ball of pie dough between two sheets of waxed paper with a rolling pin, then you can peel one layer of paper off and use the other one to lift it into the pan, flip it over then peel it off. Makes it so easy and thin.

  22. zyxomma says:

    My “favorite” sweetener varies with what I’m sweetening! Often dates, or another dried fruit, less often raw agave or honey, sometimes soak water from dried fruit, and very rarely, maple syrup. The last pudding I made was sweetened with lucuma powder, but needed very little sweetening. I VitaMixed 2 Florida avocadoes (the big, light green ones) with about a cup of pitted bing cherries, a soaked vanilla bean, a handful of strawberries, a handful of blueberries, about a teaspoonful of ground psylllium seed, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, the meat of 1 young coconut, and a tablespoon of lucuma powder. When it was blended, I refrigerated it until it “set,” about 2 hours. My boyfriend, who is not big on sweets, LOVED it. That’s unusual for him, he usually finds dessert too rich (although he’ll usually share one with me at Pure Food and Wine). The color was as delicious as the flavor. Usually, I make hot chocolate pudding (the “hot” is really warm New Mexico chile powder and ginger), again using avocado, vanilla bean, raw mesquite powder, allspice, cinnamon, and raw cacao. If I didn’t tell you, you’d probably not guess that the base is avocado. Haas avocadoes are usually too flavorful to use as pudding base, but the Floridas are just right. Thanks, Annmarie and Kevin, and health and peace to all.

    p.s. to Heather #4: The almonds should be soaked, then dehydrated to crunchiness for maximum digestibility, but when they’re ground (into powder or almond butter), so much of the surface area of the interior of the nut is exposed that the enzyme inhibitors removed by soaking are minimized, which is why nut butters are digestible. I hope that answers your question.

  23. Kimberly says:

    You two are wonderful and so alive..thanks for being such an inspiration!!

  24. Richie says:

    I use whatever I have on hand…lately it’s agave. speaking of sweetners..you two were very “sweet” on today’s show. Very cute. Made me smile:)
    By the way, what camera and editing software do you use for your show?

  25. Ruth Shivani says:

    WEll Done Ann Marie. brilliant presentation. Love you are both back together, feels like your break really empowered you both your are sparkling! xx thankU

  26. Didiydi says:

    I have candida so the sweeteners that are ok are stevia (haven’t tried it yet), and Z sweet (erythritol) which tastes almost like sugar, I love it! Great help when I get those sugar cravings! I am also drinking cleansing drink in the morning -water, lemon, ACV, sea salt and cayenne pepper and molasses. I read that it’s pretty safe if you don’t take molasses with carbs, just like this plain and it’s true, I don’t react to it. Although I keep to a bare minimum, and put it in because they say there has to be glucose in this drink to help absorb other nutrients.

  27. penny says:


    What a great recipe.
    I was wondering how to make a pie – namely lemon meringue, but this looks good too.

    Favourite sweetner is Honey with wild thyme – the local honey here.

    I love Jonny5 – does his name come from the movie with Allie Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg
    the robot who says Jonny 5 is alive

  28. Meri says:

    I like the idea of a sweetener that’s also a really nutritious food instead of just empty sugar calories. I guess my favourite sweetener is fruit as I don’t often make anything that requires extra sweetness. I have tried agave but didn’t really like it that much. Maybe because it wasn’t great quality.
    You guys are too cute! Always makes me smile to see you two together 🙂

  29. Rafael Morales Jr says:

    Hello Kevin and Annmarie
    This is a great recipe, Can you use fresh mangos? and if so How can you produce that same consistency for the fresh mangos?
    Kevin can I use the powder as a sweetner been that Iam a diabetic. and by the way I started the 30 day to reverse diabetis program and Iam in my tenth day can I count on you for advise in to my raw development life style?

    Kevin and Annmarie
    You guys are real and real people down to earth. I been watching your program for a while, And Iam convince this is a real life stlye. Thank you for your program and thank you for the goodness of your hearts to have the desire to share with others. please I need your help. Many people like me are in trouble.

    Thank you
    Rafael Morales Jr

  30. Jean says:

    Hi, Kev and annmarie, great show. I am gonna make this pie yummy! I need to ask this question again sorry fo repeating. Has any research been done by you on GMO seedless fruit. Like Grapes and Watermelon. Victoria uses seedless Watermelon in some recipes. I have been avoiding GMO’s but don’t understand why she say ok. Please address this I am really wanting some grapes but none is available with seeds.

  31. Simon Bartolo says:

    I love the wednesday renegade health show, it’s my favourite. You two are both sweet and your skin looks fab. I wish I could be more raw (although I try) but i’m full of excuses not to give up the stuff i’m addicted to (cooked potatoes, cheese…)

    Anyway, i love making Annmarie’s recipes. This one looks especially good.


  32. Elaine says:

    I usually use agave or stevia with cold drinks, honey with hot drinks, and maple or yacon syrup or date paste with desserts such as raw chocolates, pies and cakes. There are many good recipes like this mango pie one in the raw cookbooks available, but you have to try each one, see what you personally like, and then learn to adapt that technique to the recipes you prefer. I don’t think I make any recipe just the way it is written any more.

  33. Mary says:

    This looks so yummy. The kids and I are going to try and make this with the fresh mangos we have. It is so hard to find dried ones without sulfites and then when you do they are very expensive.
    Agave is our newest favorite sweetener. My 14 year old son eats it out of the bottle. We sweetened sour blackberries that we grew with it. Delicious!!
    Off to the kitchen.
    We would be interested in the seedless watermelon question also. We were just discussing this yesterday.

  34. Beth says:

    This pie looks amazing!
    Time for me to go looking for some fresh mangoes and give it a try.

    You two were very sweet in today’s show. Annmarie you are blossoming in front of the camera.

    My favourite sweetner is raw local honey. My second favourite is dates.

  35. Vadim says:

    I don’t get it, why mix fat with sweets. I mean it is well known that it causes high blood sugar and indigestion. How come that you are doing this? Am i missing something?
    Thanks 🙂

  36. Gwen Forbes says:

    The Mango Pie looks amazing and so easy to make; I will definatly try this recipe. I just discovered some dry mangos I forgot I had so I hope they are still good because this will be a perfect way to use them up. I am so excited.

    My favorite sweetners are agave, dates and alcohol free vanilla.

  37. Dianne says:

    Call me paranoid…AnnMarie, please, if only for my sake,unplug the food processor or take out the blade before reaching in for the dates.

  38. Michael T. says:

    Regarding Jean’s question about seedless grapes and watermelons: these are not GMO foods. Fruits are made seedless through a hybridization process, and then only growing out the female plants. When only females are grown, the fruits form without seeds.

    Seedless grapes are made from clones, that is cuttings, of the same mother plant. I believe they are hybrids, not GMO. According to GMO tracking websites, there are no GMO grapes being grown commercially anywhere in the world.

    There may be some GMO fruits in development, but as far as I know, with few exceptions they are not in the marketplace. One exception is papaya, those could be GMO, and mostly what are grown here in Hawaii. They still have seeds. The GMO papaya was developed so it did not get a type of virus disease that infects papayas here.

    So, you can’t tell whether a fruit is GMO or not by whether it has seeds.

    Unfortunately, due to lack of labeling, there is no way to distinguish a GMO fruit from a non-GMO fruit just by looking at it. You would have to do some kind of DNA testing on it.

    The best solution is to know the farmers who grow your food.

    Michael T.

  39. Carol says:

    There is an old saying that if cats could talk, they wouldn’t. But I don’t think, however, that is the case with Jonny5.
    He’s a great cat; so glad you found him when he escaped a while back.

  40. Patrina says:

    Raphael, you can use a teaspoon of xanthan gum when you blend fresh mangoes to get a nice firm type of pudding consistency. I use it in pies a lot because it’s so smooth. You won’t get the grainy texture of psyllium which some people use as a thickener.

    Annmarie, for an easier way to spread the pie crust, try putting the lump between 2 pieces of thin plastic film and roll it out with a rolling pin. Then lift off the top piece of plastic, carry the crust to your dish by lifting the bottom piece of plastic wrap, then flip over into the dish and peel off the bottom plastic – easy peasy.

  41. pat kapsak says:

    Splenda, don’t hollar ! just have not found another one I can stand !! Maybe yours ????? praying so…..will let you know . Love love love your site , thank you both sooooooo much.

  42. Mary says:

    Wow! Excellent pie demo!
    I am so impressed by the simplicity of Victoria’s pie. She would be proud of you, Annmarie. Great show!!! And the various tips from fans added to the wonderful world of raw pies. Off to find the dried mango shelves. This looks like a winner. Thank you!

  43. Denise says:

    Hi guys,
    with the super smoothie powder, is it available in australia? other wise it costs me a great deal to have it shipped.

  44. Brenon says:

    In answer to the question of GMO seedless fruit, according to my understanding seedless fruit is not necessarily GMO. It has just been hybridized (cross-bred) to have little or no seeds. But I avoid them because they seem unnaturally sweet and it’s just not nature’s way for a fruit not to be able to reproduce itself with its seeds.
    For sweetener I can’t use much honey or agave because of blood sugar and candida, and I don’t like the taste and effect on my body of white stevia powder. It’s an extract of stevia leaves. I find that the taste and effects of whole-leaf stevia works very well for me. It’s not often in health food stores, but can be ordered online. I also grow some.

  45. Eric P. says:

    My favorite sweetener by far is raw, unfiltered honey. Prunes work, too, and I have yet to use dates as a sweetener.

  46. Sydni says:

    we pretty much use agave, but now we are using honey as our favorite sweetener. Thank you, Sydni.

  47. Jann says:

    I LOVE raw honey. Totally the best!!!

    Love your show!

  48. Kathy says:

    We do not have KEV’S SUPER DELICIOUS SUPER SMOOTHIE POWDER in South Africa, what do you suggest I try in its place?
    Thank you, Kathy

  49. GoRawMe says:

    Annemarie took the words right outa my mouth! My sweetie guy is my favorite sweetener by far!!

    Thanks for a fun video.

  50. Kitty says:

    I have had my gallbladder taken out. Before I knew that I could have healed it with a raw diet..So nuts are really hard on me now..I miss nuts…I still love them but they don’t love me..I am down to fruits and greens..That is hard..Avacadoes..I have to watch not to eat to many of those as well! I am sure that there are more folks out that have had their gallbladder removed and are dealing with the same issues. Thank you..

    I love watching your show everyday….55y..and doing the raw..I wish I knew about this years ago…

  51. Raven says:

    I love using maple syrup and honey, Thanks Kevin for showing the difference between all the sugars. It was a great help.

  52. JIM says:

    Favorite sweetner is xylitol. Kills bacteria too.

  53. I like to use different sweeteners depending on what I’m making. I use lucuma powder, yacon syrup, stevia extract, agave nectar, raw honey or dates to naturally sweeten my foods and beverages.

  54. Margarida says:

    I want to say that i just made this pie right now and it looks fabulous! i’m turning 19 years old today and there is no better way to start my 19º year by eating this 🙂 i’m sure all of my family will love it!! we’re from portugal and no matter how far you guys are, i’ll always follow you and your recipes! i love you, you’re beautiful 🙂

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