Get ready to infuse your holiday festivities with a burst of flavor and nutrition as we present our Vegan Protein-Packed Grasshopper Pie recipe. As the holiday season approaches, there's no better way to indulge in the spirit of Christmas than by treating yourself and your loved ones to a dessert that combines festive decadence with a wholesome twist.
This delightful creation not only captures the essence of the season with its rich chocolate and peppermint medley but also introduces a health-conscious element with the addition of vegan chocolate protein powder.
Elevate your holiday dessert table with this guilt-free delight, striking the perfect balance between festive cheer and nutritional goodness.
Protein-Packed Grasshopper Pie Recipe
For the Crust:
- 1 ½ cups vegan chocolate cookies, crushed
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
For the Filling:
- 1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for 4-6 hours
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 scoop KidzProtein Chocolate Vegan Shake Mix
For the Chocolate Ganache:
- 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a food processor, combine the crushed vegan chocolate cookies and melted coconut oil until the mixture resembles wet sand.
- Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a pie pan, creating an even crust.
- Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then set it aside to cool.
- Drain the soaked cashews and rinse them thoroughly.
- In a high-speed blender, combine the soaked cashews, coconut cream, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, lime juice, peppermint extract, and vegan chocolate protein powder.
- Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Pour the filling onto the cooled crust and spread it evenly.
- Place the pie in the freezer for at least 4 hours or until it's set.
- In a small saucepan, heat the coconut cream until it starts to simmer.
- Place the chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and pour the hot coconut cream over it.
- Let it sit for a minute, then stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- Allow the ganache to cool slightly, then pour it over the chilled pie, spreading it evenly.
- Return the pie to the freezer for another hour to set the ganache.
- Before serving, let the pie sit at room temperature for a few minutes to make it easier to slice.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves or a sprinkle of cocoa powder if desired.
Enjoy your indulgent yet protein-packed Vegan Grasshopper Pie!
As you take the last heavenly bite of our Vegan Protein-Packed Grasshopper Pie, relish in the joy of a holiday treat that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also aligns with your nutritional goals. This pie is more than a dessert; it's a celebration of the season, a perfect addition to your Christmas gatherings and holiday soirées. Share the joy with friends and family, and let this protein-infused delicacy become a highlight of your festive feasts. Here's to savoring the magic of the holidays with a slice of guilt-free indulgence!