Healthier Key Lime Pie

January 28, 2016
Recipe by: Swiss Diamond Chefs

White sugar and white flour can cause a tremendous amount of inflammation.  Stick to natural alternatives such as nuts and fruit for that sweet kick that you may crave. Key Limes not only pack a huge vitamin C punch, but they contain high levels of antioxidants and antibiotic effects. This key lime pie is the perfect ending to a great healthy meal.  Be sure not to tell your friends or kids how healthy it is, so they continue to love it as much as we do.

 


Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 c walnuts
  • ¼ tsp course salt
  • ½ c pitted local dates  (any fresh dates will work if local is not an option)


Filling:

  • 3 firm avocados
  • 3 Tbsp key lime juice
  • 1 tsp key lime zest (regular lime will work if key limes are not available)
  • ½ c raw local honey
  • Pinch of salt

 

Garnish

  • lime slices as desired
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Directions

  1. In a food processor, mix together the coconut, walnuts, and salt until coarsely ground.
  2. Add the dates and process until the mixture resembles bread crumbs and begins to clump together.
  3. Form the crust mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate using the back of a spoon or your fingers.
  4. Freeze crust in for 15 minutes to make more ridged.
  5. While the crust is freezing, mix all the filling in a food processor until smooth.
  6. Pour the filling into the crust filling just to the top of the crust
  7. Set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until set
  8. Garnish with fresh lime slices