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I always enjoy making healthy alternatives to heart attack-worthy desserts because it’s challenging and sometimes rewarding. But my family members are not always fans. And I have to admit, these desserts can go very wrong, very quickly. I’m looking at you, pumpkin quinoa cookies (oompa-loompa cookies). Sometimes they look and taste…awful.

However, some of these desserts come out fantastic and make me consider giving up ingredients that are delicious, but not doing anything good to my body. This key lime pie was simple to make and actually tasted amazing. Everyone thought it was pretty neat to replace sweet and condensed milk, which usually makes your typical key lime pie, with healthier ingredients. Despite the pie’s low stature (whoops) the taste is on point, and I highly recommend it. Otherwise, I would also recommend buying or saving some coconut cream for a whipped topping, pictured is just conventional whipped cream. Another interesting addition would be to top it with unsweetened toasted coconut!
Additionally, this recipe is grain, dairy and processed sugar free. And it has avocado! So what’s not to love?

Healthy Avocado Coconut Key Lime Pie

Note: For separating the coconut milk I recommend letting it chill and then opening up the can upside down and letting the oil part drain out! It’s a lot easier than blindly poking a spoon in the cream end.

Healthy Key Lime Pie

Ingredients

    Filling
  • 2 cans coconut milk, chilled with the cream separated
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and mashed
  • 4 tbs lime juice
  • 2 tps lime zest, more for garnish
  • 2 tbs honey
  • Crust
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 1 cup nuts (used a combination of walnuts and almonds)

Instructions

  1. Pulse nuts and raisins in the food processor until smooth. Feel free to add other ingredients such as coconut or a nut butter.
  2. Press into a springform non-stick tart pan, chill while prepping filling
  3. In a large bowl mix lime juice, avocado, coconut cream, honey and zest. See note for coconut cream tip.
  4. Mix all until creamy and well combined, adding more or less honey and lime juice to taste.
  5. Spoon batter over chilled crust and chill for 3 hours or freeze until firm. Top pie with extra zested lime and or whipped topping of choice. Enjoy!