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I loved these so much that I replaced my morning coconut yogurts with them until they ran out. It’s so yummy to scoop out a perfect bite of the ginger flax cookie mixture too because it’s sweet and nutty.  So good! I chose to make mine completely without sugar, using monkfruit and stevia instead. As a result, mine were under 100 calories a serving.

However you choose to make yours, they will be delicious and nutritious…perfect to welcome the warmer weather with zest!

What You’ll Need For the Soft Cookie “Crust”:

2 tbs ground flax seeds, additional tbsp. whole flax seeds or chia seeds if you want it to be crunchy

1 tbs freshly grated or 1/2 tsp ground dehydrated ginger (optional but it makes a huge difference as the pies sit over time)

1/2 tsp freshly ground cinnamon

2 tsp maca, lucuma, or mesquite powder

1 tsp sugar/replacement of choice

 

What You’ll Need To Do First:

-prepare above and line 4 x 4oz jars or ramekins with equal parts of the mixture

-set aside in the freezer to chill and receive pie fillings later

 

What You’ll Need For the Pie Filling:

1 box firm silken tofu, drained

1/8 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

3/8 cup sugar/equivalent (I opted to add an additional 2 tbs of Lakanto maple syrup for depth)

Dash Himalayan salt

1/2 tbs cornstarch, organic

 

Lime zest reserved (optional, use if organic)

 

What You’ll Need To Do Next:

~ Combine all ingredients in a food processor except for lime zest.

~ Pulse to shake tofu well into all ingredients, then process until very smooth (2 minutes or so as you want it creamy), stopping when necessary to scrape down sides

~ *If using lime zest, pulse in as much as you like for appearance and flavor (it will add zip against your sweetness), and save a few for garnish!)

~ Divide evenly and pour into your 4 jars or ramekins, adding some pretty lime zest if desired

~ Chill for at least 4 hours to set, and they taste better after at least 1 overnight in the refrigerator

~ Freezes well too!

 

Mangia!

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