Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Clean Vegan Key Lime Pie

When i discovered this recipe i was very skeptical about making it i mean WHAT THE HELL IS KEY LIME PIE?

i have no idea where the word key comes from? lime yeah but pie? now pie to me is pastry based like apple pie! This is actually more of a lime cheesecake.

So anyway i made it and here is the out come


Looks pretty doesn't it....well although all the ingredients are extremely clean and natural it still packs a whopping 176kcal and 13.1g of fat a serving (the fats come from the avocado so it's good fats at least)...and the base will be very thin...i however did not like the base as it is made out of walnuts and the tastes just didn't quite gel together

HOWEVER the cream bit was my kitchen revelation...now i'm sure you have all heard of banana ice-cream...(frozen bananas blended) well what about frozen blended avocado? sounds gross? think again...i squeezed a load of lime juice and then grated lime zest into avocado...blended it up (well attempted to...my blender isn't great) and then put it in the freezer for about an hour...it tastes just like sorbet but has good fats in their as well!

So from this lil kitchen experiment i have two new recipes...

KEY LIME PIE

For the base

  • 85g walnuts 
  • 6 medjool dates (soaked in water for about an hour)
For the top
  • 2 avocado's
  • 4 limes
  • tbsp of sugar

  1. drain and pit the dates, and then put the base ingredients in your blender and blend it all up
  2. put the base into a pan or individual ramekins and press down 
  3. wash your blender and then put the avocado, lime zest and lime juice into the blender and blend it all together...hopefully yours will come out smooth unlike mine
  4. then put you cream onto the base and then pop into the freezer for an hour or so
  5. dish up and decorate however you choose...i topped mine with strawberries because i love them :) 
You're done.

AVOCADO & LIME ICECREAM

  • 2 avocado's
  • 4 limes
  • tbsp of sugar
  1. blend it all up as smooth as possible, put it is a dish and freeze for about and hour :)
SO EASY ITS ALMOST TO GOOD TO BE TRUE I KNOW

Let me know what you think...i'm going to try the key lime pie again with a different base so i shall let you know how i get on...i am also making some healthy peanut butter cups because who doesn't LOOOOOOVE peanut butter?

Lots of hardwork & dedication