Mediterranean Citrus Tart

I am about to start my 4th week into my 30 day cleanse and it has been pretty amazing.  I’ve cut some bad habits out like my nightly glass(es) of wine, no more coffee and I am starting to take better care of myself.  I am waking up feeling better, my body is not as achy and maybe it’s because of the Genuine Health, FAST Pain Relief, it actually reduces pain within 2 hours.  My husband has turned into a big fan as well.  I am thrilled he’s found a more natural product than reaching for the ibuprofen.  I have always on “go-mode” and taking care of everyone but myself and figuring out what foods have been causing inflammation has been very eye opening.    That’s what I love about this Mediterranean Citrus Tart.  It is so good and so healthy and made with one of my favourite proteins powders, the fermented Greek yoghurt proteins+.
Just to mention, walnuts are anti-inflammatory EFA’s of Omega 3, dates are a good source for a natural sweetener and high in fibre, shredded coconut is also high in fibre and protein.

Mediterranean Citrus Tart
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The Crust
  1. ½ cup walnuts
  2. ½ cup shredded coconut
  3. ¾ cup medjool dates, pitted (approx. 11-12 whole dates)
  4. 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  5. 1 tbsp cacao nibs
Filling
  1. 2 scoops (1 serving) vanilla fermented Greek yogurt proteins+
  2. 1 can (400ml) full-fat coconut milk, chilled
  3. 1 lemon, juiced and rind grated
  4. 3 tangerines, juiced and rind grated
  5. ¼ tsp psyllium husk
Instructions
  1. In food processor add walnuts, coconut, pitted dates, flax seed and cocoa nibs. Pulse until crumble texture begins to form.
  2. Place crust crumble in a medium sized 8” quiche/tart pan. Evenly spread the crumble, pressing down and up the sides to form an even crust.
  3. Tip: press ¼ up pan side and press vertically down along the individual grooves to create a sturdy edge.
  4. Take full-fat coconut can out of refrigerator, scoop out the cream at the top of the can and place it into a blender.
  5. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon and 3 tangerines (mind the seeds!), grate the rind and pour into blender.
  6. Add fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ and of psyllium and blend well.
  7. Pour filling mixture into crust and place into refrigerator for 1-2 hours to set.
  8. Take out and garnish with thinly sliced tangerines and or lemons.
  9. Use arrowroot powder (fine white powder) for a sprinkled icing sugar look. If spread thinly, arrowroot powder will not affect taste, and is much lower calories. It is sustainably harvested and processed and is frequently used as a thickener.
  10. Optional: Serve with a side of coconut whip cream! To make coconut whip cream add the chilled cream of 1 full fat coconut milk (scoop cream off top) add mixer or blender with 1 tbsp maple syrup and whip until stiff.
  11. Fact: the yellow of the lemon peel and deep orange of the tangerine peel give the filling its pale golden hue, which in a traditional recipe comes for egg yolk. It adds the nutritional benefit of Vitamin C and antioxidants such as bioflavonoids.
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12 COMMENTS

  1. Elizabeth Vlug | 18th Sep 16

    I was reading the crust ingredients, then hit the print button. lol. Oh my, this sounds so good. Not sure what psyllium husk is, but I will google it and seek it out at the health food store. Thank you for sharing. And congrats on your 30 day cleanse too!

    • Erica | 18th Sep 16

      You can even find it at your local Sobey’s or Loblaw’s too in the Natural section 🙂

      Thanks! I’ll be blogging about it soon as I’ve been working with a Holistic Nutritionist.

  2. Elizabeth Vlug | 18th Sep 16

    Thanks, I’ll have a look.

  3. Cheryl MacPhail | 20th Sep 16

    This sounds yummy!! I just love dates, walnuts and coconut!!

  4. Elaine G | 20th Sep 16

    This sounds really good. Pinning it for later 🙂

  5. Andrea Amy | 22nd Sep 16

    That looks really good. I love walnuts and dates.

  6. kathy downey | 23rd Sep 16

    Thanks i would love to try this later the Fall !!

  7. Carol M | 20th Oct 16

    Wow, looks so good and good for you too!

  8. Wanda Tracey | 25th Oct 16

    I an going to try this as I love recipes like this with citrus flavors in them.This sounds so delicious.

  9. Tannis W | 20th Feb 17

    This actually looks really good for a “healthy” recipe!

  10. AD | 21st Feb 17

    I love how good this looks and the ingredients look delicious!

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen | 28th May 17

    I didn’t know that walnuts are anti-inflammatory EFA’s of Omega 3, I did know that dates are a good source for fibre. I love both so it’s good to know that they are both good for me. 🙂

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