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Flock Bonus Content: Marly Beelman’s Recipe For Vegan Key Lime Pie

By Jasmin and Mariann — June 18, 2019

In this week’s Flock bonus content, Marly Beelman walks Mariann through a decadent recipe for vegan key lime pie from her book, The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook. They also talk about how Marly “hears” food!

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Here’s the recipe:

Key Lime Pie

Get ready to enjoy this creamy, tart—yet still sweet—vegan Key Lime Pie. You’ll love the easy-to-follow, no-bake instructions!


11⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs

2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened

Zest from 7 key limes

1⁄2 cup key lime juice

1⁄2 cup water

1 tablespoon agar-agar flakes

1⁄4 cup granulated sugar

1 (8-ounce) container vegan cream cheese

1 (5.3-ounce) container dairy-free vanilla yogurt

1 (10-ounce) container extra-firm silken tofu

5 fresh spinach leaves

1 cup vegan whipped topping

1⁄4 cup fresh raspberries


  1. Spray a 9″ pie pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and coconut oil in a medium bowl. Press into prepared pie pan.
  3. Combine lime zest, lime juice, water, agar-agar flakes, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Let saucepan mixture cool 1 minute before placing in refrigerator to cool about 20 minutes.
  5. Add vegan cream cheese, yogurt, tofu, and spinach to a food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Fold in cooled lime mixture and whip until smooth.
  6. Pour filling into prepared pie crust, cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour up to 5 days. Serve topped with whipped topping and raspberries.



Calories: 600 | Fat: 21.6 g | Protein: 24.2 g | Sodium: 861 mg |Fiber: 7.3 g | Carbohydrates: 74.9 g | Sugar: 7.3 g

Working with Agar-Agar Flakes

You may not have heard of agar-agar flakes before, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying them. These flakes are made from sea vegetables and are used to create a gel. Most gelatins have been made from hooves, meaning they are not vegan. You can buy agar-agar flakes in the Asian section of most health food stores, or online.

Excerpted from The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook by Marly McMillen Beelman. Copyright © 2019 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.

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