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gluten-free vegan key lime tarts

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School is back in session, full swing, craziness every day!  I wouldn’t say that we have a perfect routine down, but we are definitely finding a rhythm.  Making a busy family schedule work is all about compromises and finding shortcuts.  Living an active and clean-eating lifestyle is something I’ll never compromise on – but I do thrive on shortcuts like these make-ahead Vegan Key Lime Tarts that are the perfect after school treats!

vegan raw key lime tarts

I keep a gluten-free vegan diet (as best I can) and the rest of my family enjoys everything else on the food pyramid.  While I don’t push my diet onto my family, I do have a heavy influence on the menu.  We definitely eat plant-based meals most of the time and I’m a bit obsessed with sneaking superfoods into everything we eat.

vegan tart crust

See those gluten-free vegan tart shells above?  Here is a perfect place to pack in nutrition and superfoods.  I’m all about no-bake, raw tarts and since the kids adore them as well, I make them often.  The crusts quickly come together in a food processor, you can add in all kinds of nutritious ingredients and they freeze super well.

vegan key lime pie

Let’s talk filling! You can go with just about any fruity flavor your kids like.  I’ve made a huge variety, blueberry, strawberry, peach, vanilla, even chocolate.  Anything goes!  One of our family’s favorites, though, is key lime.  Sweet, tart, tangy… what’s not to like?

vegan gluten-free key lime tarts

After a long day of learning, what is better than a homemade treat?  Afterschool snacks are a fantastic tradition to keep all school year long.  Homemade takes time though, totally get that, so finding recipes you can make in large batches to freeze are perfect!  You can even serve these tarts frozen like ice cream – so good and so fast!

gluten free vegan crust for tarts

gluten free vegan key lime tarts

I’ve tried a variety of different combos for these raw fillings, but this recipe is my favorite to date.  I’m pretty sure I won’t be experimenting anymore.  The secret ingredient that adds tang, creaminess and a punch of flavor?  So Delicious Dairy Free® yogurt alternative. I’m making key lime tarts, so clearly I used So Delicious Dairy Free® Key Lime!

vegan raw key lime tarts

The first modification I ever made to my diet was to cut dairy out.  I’m lactose intolerant, unfortunately, and despite my great love for cheese, I have to avoid dairy or suffer the consequences.  It wasn’t just cheese I was missing, but also yogurt.  Incorporating probiotics into your diet is so important for a strong immune system,  working digestive function and other health benefits.  Vegans and other dairy-free people don’t have to miss out now with So Delicious Dairy Free®!

vegan key lime tarts

So Delicious Dairy Free® ingredients are Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, and Certified Vegan. While key lime will always be a top favorite yogurt flavor of mine, So Delicious Dairy Free® also comes in 9 other flavors like So Delicious Dairy Free® Vanilla yogurt alternative.

dairy free yogurt

So Delicious Dairy Free® yogurt alternative is super versatile and perfect for all kinds of recipes. Check out these other ideas!  Find So Delicious Dairy Free® Key Lime yogurt alternative and other flavors at Walmart in the yogurt section.

 

Vegan Key Lime Tarts

crust

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 5 pitted dates
  • 1 Tbl chia seeds
  • 1 Tbl coconut oil
  • 1 Tbl agave nectar or maple syrup
  • pinch of salt

filling

  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 4+ hours
  • 2 containers So Delicious Dairy Free® Key Lime yogurt alternative
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 3 Tbl raw honey (or agave)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 Tbl lime zest
  • salt to taste
  1. In a food processor, pulverize walnuts into powder and small bits.  Add remaining ingredients and pulse until it comes together.  Press into 4 – 8 tart tins, depending on their size.  Place lined tins on a baking sheet and put it into the freezer to firm up.
  2. Clean food processor and then pulverize soaked cashews until creamy.  Add in remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.  Adjust to taste (add honey for more sweetness, key limes for more tartness, etc).  Scoop filling into frozen crusts and smooth out the tops.  Sprinkle lime zest over top and place into freezer for 2-3 hours before serving.  Serve chilled.

 

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