Avocados are green and taste good with lime. That was my ah-ha and I headed to the kitchen to play, which yielded this gluten-free and raw vegan Key Lime Pie! Let's just say, I was not disappointed. The crust is made from a simple mixture of nuts and dates. Then, for the filling, all you need are cashews, avocados, lime juice, vanilla, and agave! So simple! Making a vegan key lime pie turned out to be not only easy, but also refreshing and quite tasty. It is also so creamy thanks to the avocados! Friends and hubby had seconds which is always a good sign.

Raw-vocado Key Lime Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

8

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 6 -8 Medjool dates (you may need a few more or a couple less depending on the size and moisture of your dates)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 4 tablespoons raw agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cashews

Topping:

  • 1 cup soaked and drained cashews (soak for an hour or more so they blend smooth and creamy)
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons vanilla

Preparation

Crust:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor with an S blade until they stick together by pinching.  Nuts should be finely chopped, but not turned into nut butter. Spread and push down the mixture to evenly coat bottom of 9x9-inch square cake pan.

Filling:

  1. Mix all ingredients in food processor with S blade until creamy and smooth, spread on top of nut crust. Freeze for 20 minutes.

Topping:

  1. Mix all ingredients in food processor with S blade until creamy and smooth, add a bit of water or a little more agave if needed.
  2. Spread on top of frozen avocado and store covered in the freezer until 5 – 15 minutes prior to serving (if frozen). Take out and cut into pieces, allowing them to slightly thaw before serving. The pie filling will turn brown in about an hour after thawing, so keep frozen if possible.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 2955 | Total Carbs: 265 g | Total Fat: 186 g | Total Protein: 57 g | Total Sodium: 648 mg | Total Sugar: 177 g Per Serving: Calories: 369 | Carbs: 33 g | Fat: 23 g | Protein: 7 g | Sodium: 81 mg | Sugar: 22 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


Comments

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  1. SUGGESTION: I WOULD NEVER USE AGAVE SYRUP AS IT IS A SUPER HIGHLY PROCESSED PRODUCT WHICH CAUSES THE BODY TO REACT AS IT WOULD WITH CORN SYRUP, FRUCTOSE AND SUGAR, ETC. WHICH IS- METABOLIC SYNDROME. YOU CAN FIND ALL THE INFORMATION ON DR. MERCOLA\’S WEBSITE WHICH IS VERY WELL DOCUMENTED. MERCOLA.COM
    AND THEN AGAIN, THOSE THAT ARE 99% VEGAN, NAMELY THOSE WHO DON\’T MIND USING HONEY, CAN SUBSTITUTE WITH IT. HOWEVER, MAPLE SYRUP GIVES THE BEST FLAVOR TO EVERYTHING.

    1. You can buy organic raw agave … this should be used as a treat food. I do not trust everything I read on Mercola… I tried to comment on an article on his site that claimed that BC was recommending people not get flu shots; I tried to comment many times that this wasn\’t true and that I knew because I worked in health care. We are now the first province to have mandatory flu shots, if you work for the health authority, whether you work in a hospital or not. have contact with clients or not you are getting a flu shot or wearing a mask. Mercola even wrote a positive article about eating bacon; I figure it was because he likes bacon so he looks for information that supports it. You can find studies to support or refute anything; agave, coconut sugar, maple syrup etc. should all be used in moderation.

    2. I agree with Aariangeles. This information is confirmed on sites other than mercola too (agree about Mercola). Basically, agave is super high in fructose so you might as well use HCFC. Very bad for your live, and causes your triglycerides to rise.

      You could use dates in this if you insist on raw, or perhaps coconut sugar. Maple syrup is good enough for me. I stay away from agave now. It\’s a fad and not healthy.