Key Lime Mousse

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Key Lime Mousse

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.

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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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Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert with a passion for health and wellness. Alex is a nationally recognized nutritionist and appears regularly on TV, print and social media. She was most recently featured in Runner's World, Men's Health, Fitness, Shape Magazine & Vogue. As the campus dietitian, director of wellness and adjunct instructor at University of the Pacific, Alex teaches what she preaches. Through innovative programs and services, Alex inspires students to become their healthiest selves. Her blog, DelishKnowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple. Alex also dishes out delicious tips to her thousands of social media followers.