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Jugofresh Offering Vegan Pies for Thanksgiving

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Sadly, store-bought, traditional pumpkin pies are not vegan-friendly. Nor are they particularly healthy, unless you consider sweetened condensed milk some kind of vitamin supplement. Luckily though, Jugofresh has both health-conscious Miamians and meatless eaters covered when it comes to Thanksgiving desserts this year.

Chef Paco has whipped up four options for pre-order ahead of Turkey Tofurky Day. All raw, the options include key lime, chickpea cookie dough, pumpkin and coconut carrot.

See also: Try the Vegan Pistachio Gelato at Bianco in Coconut Grove

"These pies are not only for raw food enthusiasts," says Jugofresh owner Matthew Sherman. "They are for anyone and everyone that would like to have a delicious and healthy option alternative to traditional desserts over the holidays. We would put up our pies against any traditionally made holiday desserts. Eyes closed you would pick us every time and that only gets reinforced by your digestive system after the holiday has passed."

All pies are raw, vegan, gluten free, have nuts in 'em and must be frozen for two hours prior to serving. The menu options include:

Raw key lime pie with coconut flakes and chlorella dusting

Filling: lime, agave, coconut meat, avocado, vanilla extract, grey sea salt, coconut oil, crust: almond, date, vanilla extract, grey sea salt, coconut oil

Garnish: coconut flakes, chlorella

Raw chocolate chickpea cookie dough derby pie with raspberry coulis and sliced fruit

Filling: cashews, coconut meat, coconut mylk, coconut oil, agave, cacao powder

Crust: almond, date, vanilla extract, grey sea salt, coconut oil, raspberry coulis (raspberry, lemon, agave, vanilla extract)

Garnish: coconut flakes, raspberries, pineapple, banana

Raw pumpkin pie with superberry pumpkin seed crunch

Filling: cashew, coconut meat, coconut mylk, coconut oil, agave, pumpkin powder

Crust: almond, date, vanilla extract, grey sea salt, coconut oil

Garnish: superberry mix (mulberries, goji berries, cashews, cacao nibs, coconut), pumpkin seeds

Raw coconut carrot pie with pineapple coconut icing

Filling: cashew, carrot, coconut oil, coconut milk, agave, coconut meat

Crust: almond, date, vanilla extract, grey sea salt, coconut oil, coconut pineapple icing (cashew, h2o, coconut oil, pineapple, agave, vanilla extract)

Garnish: grated cacao nib

Each pie is $32, and they're available for order until Monday, November 24. Ordering can be done in-store or via phone. Pick-up will be Wednesday, November 26, at the Jugofresh South Pointe or Coral Gables locations.

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