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.

Julie is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and host of Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show aired in over 70 countries. A highly-sought-after anti-inflammatory health expert and speaker, she is the award-winning author of 3 bestselling books. After graduating from both The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, she studied culinary arts at George Brown College, herbalism at Emerson Herbal College, and life coaching with Tony Robbins. Be sure to check out her latest masterclass at www.thrivewithjulie.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5rDkDBPpg7nCTn64vga7oQ?view_as=subscriber"Youtube.

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