Vegan Key Lime Pie

Vegan Key Lime Pie
Vegan Key Lime Pie

This recipe looks beautiful and tastes like you slaved in the kitchen all day, but it is really a snap to make and comes together very quickly. The flavours in this pie are bright and it will be sure to impress your friends who are into healthy foods and your friends who are into “real” cheese cake alike. The hardest part about this recipe will be waiting for it to set in the freezer!

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups almonds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ cups dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • pinch of Himalayan or sea salt

Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 cups thai coconut meat
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 5-6 key limes, juiced and zested (you can also use 4 regular limes)
  • ¾ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • pinch of himalayan or sea salt

Directions:

For the Crust:

1. Line a pie pan with parchment paper.

2. For the crust: Place your almonds and coconut in a blender or food processor and pulse until just slightly broken down.

3. Add your dates. vanilla and salt.

4. Process until the crust comes together and forms a ball.  If you need to add some liquid to this you can add a little orange juice, lime juice or water.

5. Press your crust mixture into your pie pan and allow to set in the fridge or freezer for an hour or two.

For the Filling:

1. Place all of your filling ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

2. Pour your filling into your crust and place your pie in the freezer for 4-5 hours or overnight.

3. Serve when set.

 

 

Ali Washington

Ali is a Holistic Nutritionist. She came to the natural health field when she was 14, as a way of healing chronic stomach aches, skin issues, weight problems and hormonal imbalances. Years of doctors visits, specialist appointments and conventional medicine had never yielded results, so she tried looking for a natural solution. Going vegan in 2007, and 100% raw shortly after that, she was able to heal her body, and was inspired to share what had helped her so much with others.

Ali completed her first diploma in Holistic Nutrition in 2008, Graduating from the Alive Academy. She completed her Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with YogaWorks in 2010, and is currently upgrading her studies at the Institute Of Holistic Nutrition, where she will soon graduate with her Ortho-Molecular Practitioner Designation. She believes that the body is fully capable of healing itself, so long as it is given all the tools to do so.