Nutrition Magazine

May 26, 2015
Food and Nutrition Magazine

This raw, vegan mousse is like a deconstructed Key lime pie. It’s made with fresh lime juice, avocados and banana and placed atop a raw crust of coconut, walnuts and dates.

Developed by Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD


  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ⅛ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup Medjool dates, pitted

Whipped Coconut Cream

  • 1 15-ounce can coconut cream


  1. Place the avocados, banana, lemon juice, lime juice, lime zest, maple syrup, vanilla extract and a pinch of sea salt into a blender or food processor and purée until creamy. Remove from the blender and place into a bowl.
  2. Place the coconut, walnuts, dates and remaining sea salt into a food processor, and mix until combined and crumb-like. Do not overprocess; it should look like coarse bread crumbs.
  3. To make whipped coconut cream, remove coconut cream from the can, discarding any liquid. Using either a stand mixer or electric mixer, beat the coconut cream until fluffy and whipped.
  4. For each serving, place one-quarter of the crust mixture into a glass. Spoon one-quarter of the mousse mixture on top.
  5. Optional: Serve each cup topped with 2 tablespoons whipped coconut cream. Or, substitute plain Greek yogurt or other whipped topping. Serves 4.

Serving Note

  • You also can layer the mousse and crust mixture like a parfait, or enjoy the mousse on its own without any crust.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: ½ cup mousse + 1¾ ounces (a quarter of total) crust mixture

Calories: 394; Total fat: 27g; Saturated fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 449mg; Carbohydrates: 41g; Fiber: 9g; Sugars: 25g; Protein: 5g; Potassium: 727mg; Phosphorus: 125mg

Serving size: 2 tablespoons whipped cream topping

Calories: 76; Total fat: 3g; Saturated fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 8mg; Carbohydrates: 11g; Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 11g; Protein: 0g; Potassium: 21mg; Phosphorus: 5mg

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