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Vegan Grasshopper Pie {Gluten Free, Paleo}

This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It’s completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!

I’m actually shocked at how much this vegan grasshopper pie tastes like the real deal. Like it’s uncanny. I don’t think you could even really tell the difference (except for the slight coconut flavor!). However, it’s completely gluten free (actually paleo!), refined sugar free, and not dyed with any fake colors!

Who knew that a healthy grasshopper pie could be so delicious?!

This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It's completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!

What is a vegan grasshopper pie?

Well, it’s funny you should ask! I feel like a decent amount of people actually do not know what a grasshopper pie is, let alone a healthy vegan paleo grasshopper pie!

So let me clear the air. A grasshopper pie DOES NOT contain any grasshoppers! It’s actually so funny because as soon as I made this pie, I sent a picture of it to my grandma and she replied…

“Vegans eat grasshoppers?!”

No, Grandma!!! My mom and I were both laughing so hard at that! She had no clue! But I don’t blame her, I mean, she’s Italian, and I’m pretty sure this is a very American thing (even if they use it to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here!).

This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It's completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!

Vegan grasshopper pie is basically mint chocolate chip filling in a chocolatey pie crust! It’s absolutely heavenly, and tastes refreshing yet decadent all at once!

It’s one of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day desserts, and this vegan paleo grasshopper pie is actually a healthier version of the traditional one! Now, that’s not to say the other classic version is unhealthy.

I mainly categorize this vegan grasshopper pie as a healthier version because it doesn’t use any fake dyes to turn it green! Yep, this healthy grasshopper pie is all natural!

But wait!! Please don’t tell me that it’s made with…matcha

Don’t you worry, this healthy grasshopper pie is NOT made with matcha! It’s made with…

This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It's completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!

How to make a vegan grasshopper pie green:

The secret ingredient is spirulina! Spirulina is actually one of the oldest life forms on planet Earth, and is essentially ground up blue-green microalgae from the sea! It’s extraordinarily high in protein and contains 9 out of the 10 amino acids, which is unheard of.

Now, spirulina is definitely not a requirement in order to live a healthy life. I know that it does tend to air on the more expensive side. But I always think it’s about what you value spending your dollar on. For me, I love investing in my health rather than a new pair of shoes or outfit, so my extra “fun” money (yes, I have a whole category for that! We have essentials, bills, taxes, and fun money πŸ™‚ ) goes towards my health!

I decided to use spirulina here not only for the amazing benefits that it possesses, but also because I wanted people to be able to eat this vegan grasshopper pie at night without concern of staying up too late from the caffeine! (But also, it’s low in sugar too, so don’t worry about any sugar rushes either haha!).

Who else finds that so many healthified green St. Patrick’s Day desserts are tinted green from matcha?!

This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It's completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!

Let me be clear. I like my matcha in tea form, how it’s meant to be haha! That’s why I never understood matcha ice cream…I mean, I’m most likely eating ice cream at night, so why would I want a major caffeine rush right before I go to sleep?!

Rest assured (literally, you’ll be able to sleep real good after eating this paleo grasshopper pie!), this grasshopper pie won’t keep you up at night!

But let’s get into the other ingredients that go into this vegan grasshopper pie πŸ™‚

This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It's completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!

Vegan grasshopper pie ingredients:

Paleo Vegan Coconut Flour Pie Crust: so this crust is actually a spin off of my other paleo vegan coconut flour pie crust, only with some added cacao powder! It’s honestly my go-to pie crust for any pie-like dessert because it’s so easy and simple, and just tastes amazing.

Cacao Powder: well you can’t have a paleo grasshopper pie without a chocolate crust, and for that crust, you’re going to need some cacao! I always say go for the higher quality cacao powder, because it will help not only with the taste, but with the benefits from cacao. I mean, you want your dessert to do something for you too, right? Haha!

Cashews: this will be part one of the main filling. I normally try to make my paleo vegan recipes nut free, but I have to say, cashews really do add a lot here. I’m guessing you could also try this out with chickpeas, but you’d have to really blend them first…I have also not tested this out myself SO DON’T QUOTE ME HERE!

Coconut Milk: this vegan grasshopper pie is decadent indeed! You’re going to want to get a full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream. One has slightly more water (the coconut milk) than the other, but both should work at fabulously!

Paleo Vegan Oreos: please someone tell me that they saw this coming haha! I love dipping my paleo vegan Oreos into peanut butter, but I mainly created them because I wanted to really rev up this paleo vegan grasshopper pie recipe! This recipe is so easy to follow, and I highly recommend making them first prior to making the pie, so that it goes faster. You could also use standard Oreos (they’re actually vegan!), but the pie just won’t be paleo then! Whatever floats your boat, this recipe is what works for YOU!

Peppermint Extract: you can also use a high grade peppermint essential oil, which is what I do! But I figured that most people have peppermint extract on hand, so that’s what I’m writing here πŸ™‚ But the choice is up to you! Either will work amazingly in your healthy grasshopper pie πŸ™‚ If you are using the essential oil version, however, make sure it does not say therapeutic grade on it. There is no such thing as a therapeutic grade in essential oils, and it’s basically a fake saying. JUST WARNING YOU!

Spirulina: well we mentioned this above, but this is what is going to make the pie green!

This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It's completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!

Wow, I have a lot to say about ingredients haha! But I want to make sure that whatever you make for your St. Patrick’s Day desserts, this recipe is at least well explained so that you can decide if it’s a good fit for you or not πŸ™‚

But trust me, this paleo grasshopper pie will be the STAR of your St. Patrick’s Day desserts table…or should I say…lucky charm?

I’ve actually heard that people also make this pie for Christmas/winter holidays as well! I guess because it’s mint, and everyone loves a good minty dessert around the holidays. To me, this reminds me of Turkey Hill ice cream, which my dad just loves, so I can’t wait to make this for him the next time I see him!

This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It's completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!

Now I’ve talked a lot about this vegan grasshopper pie being healthier than the classic version in the beginning of this recipe, and I want to clear the air that it does not make it healthier because it’s low in calorie, low in fat, low in sugar, etc.

To me, health is defined by intentions. What is the intention behind this dessert? Is it to bring joy to the people I love? Or is it an excuse to run away from fear foods? I talk a lot about making peace with food on Instagram (and I will be talking more about it on my soon-to-be YouTube channel!), and I just want to say that whatever you decide to make, this vegan grasshopper pie or a classic version, it does not define you as healthy or not.

Either way, you can and deserve to enjoy what you’re eating, without guilt, without fear, without question of what it says about you. That’s why I created my free downloadable guide on how to achieve food freedom in order to achieve life freedom. Because I found that, in my journey to doing my life’s purpose, I was blocked by fears of food (from my eating disorder and anxiety). Thus, I was unable to surpass any barrier to achieve my dreams.

Now, I live my dream, and you can too! Check out the guide below, and I look forward to seeing your recreations of this beautiful grasshopper pie!

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This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It's completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!

Vegan Grasshopper Pie {Gluten Free, Paleo}


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan chocolate crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It’s completely paleo, gluten free, and made with natural coloring!


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Ingredients

Chocolate Pie Crust

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup cacao flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp ground flax or chia seed
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Pie Filling

  • 2 cups organic cashews (soaked overnight and rinsed)
  • 1 16 oz can coconut cream or full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp organic spirulina
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract or 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 batch paleo vegan Oreos

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and grease a 9″ pie dish with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut flour, cacao powder, sea salt, ground flax/chia seed, and baking soda.
  3. Add in coconut oil, water, and maple syrup and mix until a sticky dough.
  4. Press dough into the pie dish, starting in the middle, and working your way up the sides.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Check to see if it’s done (it won’t be sticky anymore, but still soft). If it needs a few more minutes, bake for another 2 and remove.
  6. Let pie crust cool and then place in the freezer for 20 minutes, while you make the filling.
  7. To make the filling, blend cashews in a large food processor until it’s a crumble.
  8. Add in coconut cream and blend until a smooth cream.
  9. Add in spirulina, maple syrup, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Puree until smooth.
  10. Remove food processor from stand, crumble paleo vegan Oreos into the filling, and mix. Save a few for the topping at the very end!
  11. Remove the pie crust from the freezer and pour filling into the pie crust. 
  12. Place back into the freezer for 30-35 minutes.
  13. When ready to serve, let sit out for 10 minutes and crumble the rest of the Oreos on top.
  14. Enjoy!

  • Category: Dessert

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