A Sweet and Scrumptious Raw Food Recipe for Pecan Pie – The Renegade Health Show Episode #447

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We hope you get this raw food recipe for Thanksgiving before it’s too late…

When we were at Hallelujah Acres, we were given some awesome pecan pie snack bars. So even since, we’ve been craving pecan pie.

So today, Annmarie whips up an awesome raw pecan pie for you to share with your families and friends!

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Here’s the recipe!

Raw Food Recipe for Pecan Pie

½ C. almonds, soaked 12-48 hours
½ C. walnuts
1 C. raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon

1 C. pecans, soaked 6-8 hours
2 bananas
1/2 C. honey dates
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg

For the crust, process all ingredients in a food processor until it forms a ball. Press the crust into a pie plate.
Then make the crust and process the pecans, bananas, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and dates.

Pour filling onto the crust and spread. Decorate with pecans. Put in the refrigerator or freezer before serving.


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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. jackie says:

    Would you please print the recip or ingredients? Thanks 🙂

  2. Jill says:

    I am thankful for my family,fiance and his family, my health, and this show! I love watching it everyday and watching the podcasts (old shows?) via ITunes. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Janet says:

    Kev & Annmarie,

    I don’t see the recipe for this above. Can you please put it up? Looks divine & yummy!

    Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you both 🙂

  4. Christine says:

    I am thankful for God’s word…I am thankful that I get to watch your videos everyday…I have learned a lot…Am praying for you guys…

  5. Beth says:

    That looks yummy. Adding the banana is a great twist on the recipe I have been using.

    I am thankful for the two of you and all the information and work that you put into the show / blog.

    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!

  6. Christine says:

    I know you all mean well, and believe me, I have learned a lot, but did you know that cinnamon and nutmeg are irritants and poison the blood? Coriander and Cardamon are great substitutes…I can give you the recipe for the cinnamon substitute if you would like….Keep up the good work…

  7. Emily says:

    I’m thankful for the fact that my foster brother didn’t succeed in his suicide attempt in October this year. I am truly thankful for the education I’ve received by watching Kevin and Annmarie’s videos that I can help my foster brother clean up his bad diet so that he can improve his body health as well as his mind health. Thank you Kevin and Annmarie!

  8. Brenda says:

    Happy Thanksgiving you guys!

    Thanks for a great show.

  9. Toni Kaste says:

    See http://www.lupushope.blogspot.com for what I am thankful for!

    Also a QUESTION. I am allergic/intolerant to bananas. Does anyone have a good substitution?
    Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!


  10. livingandlearning says:

    Hi K&AM 🙂

    For me, while not associated specifically with this particular holiday, I am tremendously thankful for people with positive, cheerful, giving attitudes like the two of you. I can’t help but smile as I am watch your vcasts together because it warms my heart to see the affection and enthusiasm you share together as well as for life, humanity, AND ANIMALITY! (I just made up that word! 😀 ) The total list of things I am grateful for would of course be too long to post so I thought I would pare it down to a pertinent reference at this time. Take care, both of you and thank you for sharing great tools to care for this other gift I am very grateful for—our wonderful, amazing, awe-inspiring bodies, minds and spirits.

  11. I am thankful for the Renegade health show, my family,which also includes my fur kids (cats) and improving health. Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. Karen says:

    Looks great! Where is the recipe?

  13. Karen says:

    Forgot to say what I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for the opportunity to live in a situation in which I can actually try whatever recipes I would like . . . most of us who visit your site are truly blessed.

  14. Deena says:

    I am thankful for my husband,three amazing children,a wonderful mother.great in-laws,a great boss,good friends,a nice apartment,lots of nice clothes and shoes to wear,food to eat.

  15. I am thankful for so many things! My wonderful friends, who are always there for me when I need them. My parents who always do their best to make sure that I am well taken care of and the tough love they’ve given me to teach me the value of my own hard work. My amazing boyfriend John for showing me all his love and support, and giving me everything I need.

    I am thankful for God, because without Him my life would have no meaning, nor could it exist without Him!

    I am thankful for people who willingly and excitedly help others, who show kindness and compassion in not only their words, but also in their thoughts and actions.

  16. Millie Headdy says:

    I am thankful to live in the United States of America!

  17. ROB says:

    I am Thankful for all the wonderful memories I have of Thanksgiving growing up in Connecticut. When are you speaking in Westport? My parents still live there and I’m hoping they will be able to attend.

  18. Kati says:

    Could I use medjool dates instead? Not sure where to find honey dates… This looks great!

  19. Geri says:

    I am thankful for most of all my faith in Jesus Christ, my family and all of my blessings! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  20. Irondoll says:

    Ahem….pecans pronounced pay kahns’. A trick to making sure the crush is evenly distributed, which I taught Loren Lockman years ago, it to hold your pyrex pie plate up the the light. You’ll see where some is too thinly spread out and where it’s too thick, so you can correct it! Sweet, eh?

    Just finished a raw pizza from Cafe Gratitude, SF. 1/2 passionate and 1/2 sensational…yum!

  21. Rosemarie says:

    I love this beautiful America.
    I am thankful that I live in a country that protects me with the most unbelievable young men and women who at this moment are risking their lives to keep me free.

    I am Thankful for being alive despite my health problems. My friends who have become my family. My loving pets, including my chickens who are actually affectionate.
    I am thankful for being blessed with a positive attitude and wealth beyond all my expectations.

  22. alice says:

    I am thankful for French men,

  23. Irondoll says:

    Ooops, crush = crust. I’m thankful for the internet. It makes so much info available and contributes to our awareness, be it good…or not so good.

  24. I don’t see why you would have to eat such a small portion of this pie, its got all good things in it!

  25. Courtney says:

    Thankful for my beautiful wonderful children!!!! Thanks for recipe 🙂

  26. barbara says:

    I’m thankful that I can tour the country and learn from lots of health professionals simply by watching you two! I am also thankful for my family and that they are so open to trying new raw dishes with me. Thankful for the second chance on life that the raw lifestyle offers.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  27. Denise says:

    I’d be curious to know why/how cinnamon and nutmeg are bad, and what the substitute is…
    I’m thankful for my wonderful family!

  28. May Blom says:

    I am thankful at this moment for the two of you and the inspiration you have given me and so many others for a healthier lifestyle! You’re awesome! Keep it up!

  29. I’m thankfull for the nice pecanpie and I’m thankful for Icelands economical depression, hopefully it will save the country from the negative and destructive money, consumer crazyness!

  30. Mary says:

    Hi 2 of my favorite peeps!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you (kitty too). We are all in gratitude about watching & learning, thank you for providing. I’m with Alice, thanks for Frenchmen!! Also for Italian men, German men and Irishmen – my husband’s genetics are comprised of the last 3…I am soooo thankful for him, especially being willing to go RAW in 2003!! Also, grateful for my 2 kids; 2 grandkids, entire family, community and this beautiful planet Gaia! What a great experience being alive is……Love being present to it, and experiencing us all as one human race family.

  31. Mary says:

    I am thankful for the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
    I have been contemplating this thought for the past few days. Not coming up with anything as of yet. As I read through the posts and watched the two of you, I was trying to summarize what I have been through the past few months. Changing my eating and thinking. It has been a wonderful journey. One that I am staying on.
    I am making your pecan pie for me tomorrow.!! Quinoa and green beans. A change from past Thanksgivings for me. I wish everyone else in the family would join me on this journey. Maybe some day!!

  32. Mary says:

    Ok, now this is strange. Mary you posted your post at the exact same time I did. Coincidence?? I think not.!!
    I think we need to know each other.

  33. Maria says:

    I am really thankful for having you two in my life – you feel like good friends and I’ve never even met you!!! I am sooo thankful for all the wonderful, rich and varied information/people/places you have brought to me, for example learning about Thanksgiving when I’m in England (and what the heck is Black Friday???! I am thankful for the almighty Google where I’ll be heading next, lol).
    I am thankful for all the extremely difficult years I had and how they have shaped me and made me strong, full of knowledge and resiliant. I am thankful for the tremendous people and experiences that made me well:0) I am soo thankful for being alive and having the chance to experience everything from frustration and boredom and anger to love and vitality and joy. I am thankful for the beautiful friends I have like the one who helped me today with a very stressful application I’d been fretting over for 9 weeks and now it is done, yay!!! I am thankful for my laptop dying in the process (incident with chamomile tea!) because it reminds me of how ‘stuff’ is not what is important:-) I am grateful for my amazing body and how it still loves and supports me after all I put it through. I am grateful for my amazing family for the same reason, lol!!! I am grateful to my senses for enabling me to take in this incredible world which continues to support us despite the turmoil and chaos. I am grateful for having the absolute freedom to take my life from where I am now to wherever I wish if I only apply courage. I am grateful for all the people who believe in me even (and especially) when I cannot. I am grateful for the unpleasant and difficult thoughts that attack my mind because they simply mean I have more to learn, more to let go of and even greater growth to come and because they help me to practise good habits and to get really clear on my own truth.
    I am grateful most of all to K, who gave me the love and connection I had never known, tranformed every cell of my being and gave me the whole Universe to be a part of. How could anyone give anything more?!!!!!!!!!!AMAZING
    Wow, thank you so much, I know it is long but I needed that. I am coming out of a low patch and very difficult month and the blog has reminded me of the power of gratitude.

  34. Wonda says:

    Umm…so many things…like my family, friends, good health, yummy fruits & veggies, my relationship with God, and the list goes on. I am also thankful for you and Ann-Marie. You all have brought us wonderful shows and lots of great information. Thank you and God bless.

    Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  35. Maria says:

    Hahaha since writing that list things are now pouring into my head at great spped that I am grateful for! It is awesome. Oh and my soggy laptop is now in the dehydrator because you just never know…Another highly unexpected benefit of being on the raw path, HAA!!!

  36. Wonda says:

    So to Denise’s question about Cinnamon and Nutmeg, both are supposedly hard on the lining of your stomach. They can be especially irritating to a person who is suffering from an ulcer. (They should be used in moderation, if at all) Nutmeg is the worst! Cardamom and corriander are fairly good substitutes, since they taste somewhat similar, but are milder spices.

    I’m sure someone more knowledgeable can add more to this.

  37. Dawni says:

    Wow…I will save that recipe for my 2010 Birthday! Looks yummy.

    I am grateful for liking black and white – 🙂 And why, it’s not GREEN Friday… I believe has something to do with stores wanting to be in the Black as opposed to being in the RED. Ah, well, I am on a campaign to redeem all the negativity against black and blackness, in fun loving way!

    I have been focused on what I appreciate for these past few days, and what I appreciate so much right now – is the freedom to choose. I recognize that many of my brothers and sisters around the globe live where choice is an unknown or where choice is extremely limited.

    I am also very much aware that despite the freedom I have that I have chosen my own forms of bondage — all created in my mind and in numerous ways supported by societal conditioning.

    The most interesting question of my life is: What do we do with the great power we have? How that power is used defines my humanity. I get that… We each have enormous power in this nation and for that I am grateful.

    In recent days, I have chosen to move toward liberating myself from self-imposed bondage and extending that opportunity to others to do the same.

    Love to you all and may you enjoy your families and the spirit of


  38. I am thankful for God, my country America, my husband and sons and wives and children, my parents and sister and brother and their families. I am thankful for health and our relative wealth (lack of needs) and the opportunities in this country. I am thankful we live in such luxury we can argue for TWO days over SALT. Blessings of health and peace to all who read this vlog.

  39. Muriel says:

    I am thankful first for my relationship with Jesus Christ, which makes everything else in this life grace, love, blessings.
    Just love my family, friends, animals, nature.
    The two of you are a gift to all of us who look to learn and change unealthy eating habits. Your spirit shines through, very inspiring, Happy Thanksgiving Kev & AnneMarie.

  40. Peg says:

    I am grateful for so many things.

    I just want to wish you both a very Happy Thanksgiving and I look forward to many more health show episodes!!

  41. sunshine says:

    I’m grateful for Cacao!

  42. Nancy Zare says:

    For the last 2 days while meditating I’ve made a gratitude list. Instead of identifying things I’m grateful for (there are so many material possessions as well as the universe at large), I thought to create a list of qualities or traits that I’m grateful to have. Today I ran through the alphabet listing items for each letter. It’s a different way to think about gratitude. See if you like doing it this way.

  43. LuAnn Agustin says:

    I am first and foremost thankful to God for giving me a second chance by giving me a stroke and the opportunity to clean up my lifestyle and act while I was still youthful enough to survive it and all the complications that go along with it.
    I am thankful for my sons and husband for letting me stretch my wings and soar to new places!
    I am thankful to the RAW community we all have built around us and online to support us as we need.
    I am thankful for the synergy of the universe to provide me with what I need, when I need.
    LIFE is GOOD!

  44. Sharon says:

    I am thankful for you both and the inspiration you give me on my health journey! I never miss a show! Happy Thanksgiving!

  45. Cindy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving you two. Thanks for all you do!

  46. Rhonda D says:

    Thank you foa all the great information you give us.

    I am greatful I have a job and a roof over my head:)

  47. marijana says:

    I’m thankful for two beautiful and kind kids I have and for loving husband, for having opportunity to learn something new every day (and that includes you AN&K), for eating better then previous years and for feeling better then last years.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

  48. Paula Drake says:

    Hey Kevin My sister lives in Alabama and she always tells me Pecans (pea-cans ) are under the bed!! Pecans are on the trees
    I always say it the way you do.~~Paula

  49. Darlena says:

    I am so thankful that after 54 years, I met my soul mate and married him nearly 11 years ago!!! I am thankful everyday for getting to share my life with him.
    I am thankful to having God lead me to the things that I need..(this raw way of life fo one).. Even though my health is not perfect at this time (Lyme)…I am happy, secure and safe.
    We share our home with six wonderful shelter dogs and I appreciate the way they bring on hundreds of smiles a day…
    I have so much to be thankful for and I am!!!

  50. Veronika says:

    I am thankful for all of your awesome videos, and the people in my life who are positive, inspirational, and remind me of the endless possibilities in life.

  51. Laura says:

    Didn’t get it in time for Thanksgiving, but it’ll be a great thing to make for Christmas.

    Thanks. It looks like a really fun dessert.

  52. Pam Dummitt says:

    My Dad was treated for catastrophic heart disease at the Cleveland Clinic and one of the things they told him to eat that was good for his heart was . . . cinnamon!

  53. Cherie says:

    Is is difficult to get the crust off the bottom of the pie plate since it is pressed on directly?

    I have no food processor. I tried doing a crust in a blender. (It was a different pie. I had not seen this yet) The texture was yuckie. We ate it anyway but I was wondering if you can adjust the ingredients to work it in a blender? I have no idea how to do that. I am not a cook to begin with so tweaking things for me is a big deal.

    Thanks to both of you for all you do. God Bless.

  54. Linda Stone says:

    Kevin can you please email when I can expect my Gerson DVD’s. Thanks Linda lindastone46@comcast.net

  55. Joan says:

    Looks yummy….thanks!

  56. Ann Thompson says:

    I’m a raw vegan and frankly this time of year can be tough. Trying to accommodate my dinner guests as well as being surrounded by tons of junky and processed foods can get way out of hand. Someone at the local whole foods recommended I check out this site http://www.RoseCole.com/HolidayCookbook . It has tons of vegan/raw vegan/sugar free/ dairy free/gluten free recipes. I’ve tested out a few on some NON-vegan friends and they loved them!

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