Paleo Chocolate Coconut and Lime Pie

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It’s over.

The holiday season is gone.

The decorations are put away, the bags of ripped paper are in the recycling, the stuffed bellies are recovering and the year has started anew.

It’s time to make resolutions, amends, promises…blah, blah, blah….

I don’t usually fall into the camp of resolution makers. I try to fix any bad habits when the calendar rolls over and I definitely make goals, but I have no written lists are hard and fast rules. I try to keep myself on my toes, ever changing, always trying to better whatever bumps cross my path.

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The past year threw some huge bumps my way and things could have been changed in a drastic way and not for the better. But I persevered, and so did my friends and family too. Relationships were forged even stronger and great friendships were made. The past year brought me a stronger marriage, great friends, a new found love of CrossFit, a better diet and a stronger, healthier, more confident me.

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I couldn’t ask for anything more. I can only strive to make 2013 even better then 2012 and I know it will tough and not always rainbows and unicorns, but I’ll get there.

There will also be more tattoos, some kind of crazy ass haircut, maybe a new piercing and of course more food, workouts and sore muscles.

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 Here’s my question going into 2013: Do you do your workouts at home or at a gym?

We do ours at home, or our neighbours garage gym. But this last weekend we made our own home gym ninety four times cooler by adding this bad boy:

Squat Stands

DIY squat stands! Oh and that’s my Christmas present it’s holding up, my own Olympic Barbell (not the tampon bar, a real MAN’S bar).

Would you guys like step by step instructions on the stands? Let me know in the comments section below and I will make that my next post!
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Oh and here’s how we rung in the new year with our awesome neighbours. This pie might scare you. It’s green.

Fear not friends! The green is from a natural source, the avocado. Oh, that scares you too? I thought the same but my first taste out of the blender and I was hooked. Sweet avocado? Yes, please! Make this pie when you are having a party and you will have a conversation piece built right in. Will they try? Will they like it? Even our kids devoured this one.

PS. I start my sugar detox today.

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One year ago: Pear and Ginger Smoothie

Two years ago: Roasted Sunchokes

Three years ago: White Fish en Papillote

Recipe inspired “Key Lime and Avocado Pie” by Chef Alyssa Moreau

Paleo Chocolate Coconut and Lime Pie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: one 9" pie

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond meal
  • juice and zest of one lime
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ghee or coconut oil, melted
  • Chocolate Layer
  • 3oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • For the Filling
  • 3 large ripe avocados (about 2 cups)
  • juice and zest from two limes
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

    For the Crust
  1. In a food processor or heavy duty blender, blend all crust ingredients until well blended but a little chunky.
  2. Pat in to a greased 9" glass pie plate.
  3. Chill in freezer while moving to the next step.
  4. For the Chocolate Layer
  5. Over a double boiler or a metal bowl resting over a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together. (You can add a tablespoon of maple syrup here if you think you might not like the deep rich chocolate flavour.
  6. Pour the chocolate over the cooled crust and swirl it around to cover all the surface area.
  7. Put it back in the freezer to cool completely.
  8. For the Filling
  9. In a blender, blend all filling ingredients until smooth.
  10. Pour over solidified chocolate layer and chill for four to six hours.
  11. Serve with whipped cream if you're a rebel like me.

Notes

If there are leftovers, the top layer of avocado might discolour a small amount to a browner shade of green, but not to worry...it's still fantastic tasting. Make sure to cover tightly and consume within 48-72 hours.

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Similarly addictive food from other awesome food blogs:

Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast from Chef Katelyn (my soul sistah)
No Bake Pecan Pie Bars from The Detoxinista
Paleo Apple Pie from CrossFit CatCave
Chocolate Cakes with Sea Salt and Olive Oil from Stuff I Make My Husband
Blueberry Cheezecake from Betty Rawker

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