Recipe: Sugar-Free Key Lime Pie

From the Vitality Food Feature: “The Ketogenic Diet”

When on a keto diet, keep this pie on hand in case of cravings. You’ll wish you could turn back time with the last bite of this pie – proof that nutritious food can taste good. Avocados are packed with vitamin B6, which supports the liver in metabolizing and balancing certain hormones such as estrogen. It’s the perfect non-chocolate rescue for PMS. The lime juice helps protect the avocado flesh from oxidizing (darkening). (Makes 8 servings.)

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pecans
  • ¼ tsp grey sea salt or pink rock salt
  • ½ cup sugar-free dried cranberries
  1. Process the coconut, pecans, and salt in a food processor until coarsely ground.
  2. Add the cranberries and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs and begins to clump together.
  3. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate using the back of a spoon or your fingers.
  4. Place the crust in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 3 firm avocados
  • 5 Tbsp (45 ml) lime juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) lime zest
  • ½ tsp stevia liquid
  • ⅓ cup coconut butter or oil
  • pinch grey sea salt or pink rock salt, as desired
  • kiwi or lime slices
  1. Process all the filling ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Pour the filling into the pie crust. Set in fridge for 20 minutes.
  3. Garnish with fresh slices of kiwi fruit or thin slices of lime.

Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her third book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. The show is aired in 78 countries worldwide. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is going into her 8thseason as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show and is a regular contributor of ‘Evolve’ with John Edward. Check out more information at and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @juliedaniluk

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