If there’s one dessert that screams summer, it’s key lime pie. The tartness and sweetness practically melt in your mouth with a light goodness that’s truly sublime! This key lime pie recipe gets a few health boosts.
First, there is no refined sugar in the recipe, making it a much healthier dessert than most. It also uses cashews and avocados for the filling, giving it a light and fluffy feel with the bonus of healthy plant fats.
Plus, this recipe also calls on organic greens powder, which not only enhance that gorgeous green color we love, but it also delivers a healthy nutritional boost of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You can use a blended greens powder (like our mustHave greens), or choose your favorite single-ingredient or greens powder blend.
You can even take this recipe a step further by making your own nut-based crust, or you can use a traditional pie-crust recipe.
Makes one 12-inch pie
1 1/2 cups cashews (soaked for one hour in enough water to completely cover the nuts)
2 just-ripe avocados
1.1/4 cups lime juice
2 limes, zested
3/4 cup honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut water or nondairy milk
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil/butter
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon organic greens powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
*one lime sliced for garnish
Place everything into a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until creamy, careful not to blend to the point of creating heat in the machine.
Gently pour the filling into your prepared pie crust and place into your freezer to set for three hours.
Transfer the cooled pie to the refrigerator until serving. Top with fresh coconut whipped cream and twist lime slices onto the top for decoration.
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