Homemade blueberry pie sweetened only with antioxidant-rich blueberries and grape juice concentrate for a natural heart
healthy dessert. This healthy blueberry pie is full of nutrients that are good for the heart.
Blueberries are considered a "superfood" for health because these special berries contain very high amounts of antioxidants. Blueberries are ranked high in the world of antioxidants. This is mainly due to the presence of anthocyanin, a pigment giving the blueberry the blue color hue. The abundance of vitamin C is also a big contributor to the high antioxidants.
A diet rich in blueberries may help lower blood cholesterol levels while improving glucose control and insulin sensitivity. These important factors may also help lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Along with the high fiber content, very powerful antioxidants and the ability to dissolve "bad cholesterol" - blueberries just might be one of the most ideal dietary supplements that may also help resolve many heart diseases. The blueberry may also help strengthen and protect the heart muscles.
This eye-pleasing, heart-healthy dessert pie is also without unhealthy refined sugars, being naturally sweetened with grape juice concentrate. Grapes and grape juice are also great for the heart.
Pie Crust - Ingredients:
1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
2 tablespoons almond milk or similar plant-based milk
Pie Crust - Instructions: Sift together flour and sea salt into a 9" pie plate. In a separate small bowl or dish, combine olive oil and non-dairy milk together by whisking with fork. Pour the oil mixture over the flour mixture that is in the pie plate (dish). Combine with fork and pat into pie plate. (Bake at 375-400 degrees for 45-50 minutes for filled pie crust.)
No-Sugar Blueberry Filling - Ingredients:
½ (6oz.) can frozen grape juice concentrate (unsweetened)
4-5 tablespoon cornstarch
pinch of sea salt
5 cups blueberries
No-Sugar Blueberry Filling - Instructions: Combine juice, cornstarch and sea salt. Heat until thickened. Add blueberries and simmer until partially cooked. Pour into unbaked pie shell and cover with top crust or crumb topping. Bake at 375-400 degrees for 45 minutes.
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