This easy key lime pie recipe is a perfect summer dessert.
The entire pie has 2 tablespoons of honey and 10 dates, which works out to be 1/3 of a teaspoon of honey and one-sixth of a date per square. For a sweet treat, that’s not much sugar! For this reason, this key lime pie recipe is perfect for satiating you while keeping your blood sugar balanced.
It also has hormone balancing benefits…
There’s no doubt that avocado makes my top 10 list of hormone balancing & fertility superfoods. That’s why I use them as often as I can in my recipes!
Here are just a few reasons why I love avocado:
- High amounts of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, which helps your body produce more ‘good estrogen’ and keeps your skin healthy.
- A full spectrum of B vitamins including high levels of B6 and folate. Both are important for conception and regulating your hormones… which equates to reduced PMS symptoms!
- Plant sterols that can reduce excess estrogen, allowing for proper levels of progesterone to be present in women and testosterone in men.
- High levels of folate and potassium, which are much needed by expectant and breastfeeding mothers.
Ultimately, fertility = optimal health. This is why I recommend that all of my clients in their child-bearing years consume avocado in their follicular and ovulatory phases. In my Eating For Your Cycle program, I have more recipes that include avocado, as well as other fertility superfoods, in a tasty way!
Sarah Steffens created this no-bake key lime pie recipe for us and it’s a very tasty way to get all the benefits of avocado into your diet. She made it in a 9×9 baking dish but it can also be made in a round pie dish or muffin tins for individual treats.
In fact, you could cut the dessert into squares or bars, freezing them and eating them like an ice cream bar!
Pin it for a delicious weekend treat!
Photos and recipe by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy
Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.