Key Lime Pie Vibes
I just spent nearly a week down in south Florida, and Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day. I’m pretty sure there could be no more perfect time to share this refreshing green recipe. Key lime pie is named after key limes from the Florida keys, so naturally key lime pie is a major thing down there.
One of my good friends lives in South Florida, and years ago she took me to Old Key Lime House – Florida’s oldest waterfront restaurant that just so happens to serve award-winning key lime pie (as well as some delish key lime pie martinis. Just sayin’.)
If anyone is visiting South Florida – or lives there (lucky you) – you should definitely check out this casual little place. Well, it’s not actually all that little. And with it’s super casual tiki bar vibe, it’s really fun. It’s in Lantana, basically smack dab between West Palm Beach and Delray, more places I love.
Anyway, back to the key lime pie. Or the key lime mousse. Or both!
The Better Version of Key Lime Pie
I won’t lie, I always have been and to this day remain a fan of good ole’ fashioned key lime pie. But. The original version is filled with dairy and sugar. While it may delicious, it is not exactly something my body loves.
So a while back I thought I’d play with a key lime pie version of avocado mousse, because the chocolate version is so amazingly delicious and, well, avocado and limes are more or less the same color. I figured it wouldn’t be too crazy to give it a whirl, especially since avocado mousse is one of the easiest desserts ever.
Key Lime Mousse for the Healthy Dessert Win
And I love a dessert that is legit healthy. I added green leaf stevia to this version because, again, it’s green. There is controversy around stevia, and I know a lot of people do not love the aftertaste. To be clear, I am not always a fan of stevia myself. But I feel like it’s worth giving it a try in this recipe if you have it on hand or want to try it out, because there are actual health benefits of the stevia leaf itself. So if you use the green leaf version, you’re just bumping up the health benefits an extra notch.
If you really don’t love stevia or can’t be bothered to try it, maple syrup can work here, or monk fruit to keep it completely sugar free, or even honey. Bear in mind the maple or honey will add their own flavor dimensions, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Regardless what you choose as a sweetener – this recipe clocks in at 5 ingredients, and shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to whip up! Five in five and healthy to boot – that’s a dessert win for sure.
Key Lime Avocado Mousse
Raw, vegan, dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free 5-ingredient version of a classic key lime pie, without the crust!
- 2 medium avocados
- 4 tbsp coconut cream
- 1.5 limes, juice only
- 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
- 1 tsp green leaf stevia powder can substitute monk fruit, or 1-2 tbsp maple or honey,
Add all ingredients to your blender, and blend until creamy! That's all folks.
Optional: serve topped with unsweetened coconut flakes toasted or untested, lime zest, or raw almonds.