Key Lime Smoothie – Key Lime Pie in a Glass

Smoothies are a healthy breakfast when you need something quick. Our Key Lime Smoothie is not only delicious and easy but tastes like a piece of key lime pie in a glass!

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Smoothies are my go-to breakfast or lunch in the summer. They are healthy, easy and refreshing and a great way to start the day on the right foot. Being a Floridian, I love key limes in everything, and we’re lucky enough to have a tree in our backyard, so this Key Lime Smoothie has become my top favorite to whip up!

We love to visit the Florida Keys, being only 2 hours north of the closest key, and one of my have-to-have-as-soon-as-I-get-there items is a cool Key Lime Colada. It’s kind of like a Pina Colada gone Florida Keys style. So when I want a reminder of lazy days in the Keys but in a healthier option, I make this easy and super delicious Key Lime Smoothie.

Key Lime Smoothie 1 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Now, second on my list is a slice of authentic Key Lime Pie which, by the way, is yellow not green, but since I can’t have a slice of Key Lime Pie everyday (:-( ) I use this yummy smoothie, which tastes like a slice of Key Lime Pie in a glass, to satisfy my cravings in a healthy and less caloric way. That’s a win-win in my book!

All it takes is a small container of yogurt, milk or plant-based, some key lime juice (Nellie & Joes Key Lime Juice is the best!), a frozen banana, coconut milk and some protein powder. Whirl it in a blender, fill your glass, and  enjoy! If I’m feeling indulgent I top mine with a little whipped cream or whipped coconut cream and dive in. Oh, it’s soooo good!

Key Lime Smoothie – the perfect summer refresher!

Key Lime Smoothie overhead | 2 Cookin Mamas

You can even make this into a light dessert a la nice cream. Thicken it by using frozen coconut milk and replacing ice cubes with the frozen milk of your choice. Blend and serve immediately. It’s the perfect summer refresher!

Key Lime Smoothie square 4 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Enjoy your summer with other yummy smoothies like our Mango Orange Smoothie, Tropical Coconut Smoothie and Creamsicle Smoothie.

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Key Lime Smoothie square 2 | 2 Cookin Mamas
KEY LIME SMOOTHIE
Total Time
5 mins
 

This Key Lime Smoothie is deliciously tropical, easy and a great start to the day. It's packed with protein, Vitamin C and fiber and, best of all, tastes like a piece of key lime pie in a glass! Win-win!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: breakfast, easy recipe, healthy, key lime, protein, smoothie
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 389 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 5.3 oz key lime yogurt (see notes on how to make your own from vanilla yogurt)
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2-3 teaspoons key lime juice, depending on tartness desired
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 2-3 teaspoons chia powder (optional)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients into blender and combine well. 

  2. Pour into glass or mason jar and garnish with slice of lime.

Recipe Notes

If you can't find Key Lime Yogurt make some of your own. Using a 6-oz container of vanilla nonfat yogurt, add 1-1/2 teaspoon lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon lime zest and, if too tart for you, add in 1/2 package Stevia. Stir and voila - Key Lime Yogurt!

Nutrition Facts
KEY LIME SMOOTHIE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Potassium 875mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 35g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 17.5%
Calcium 31.8%
Iron 15.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post was originally published on March 12, 2014 and has been updated with new photos and write-up.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    lori powell
    03/13/2014 at 3:11 am

    I’d just use chia seeds instead of the powder, will that mess with the thickness, I’ve never even seen chia powder.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/14/2014 at 7:03 am

      Hi Lori, Chia seeds will work but the texture will be slightly different. If you want to try Chia powder you can grind your own by placing in a coffee grinder. Enjoy!

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    Marlys (This and That)
    05/09/2014 at 6:03 pm

    This sounds great… I love Key lime pie… and in a smoothie.. YUM

  • Reply
    Tayler Ross
    05/30/2018 at 2:01 pm

    I need to make one of these asap! Key lime pie is my favorite!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/04/2018 at 9:16 am

      Key Lime Pie is one of my faves too! This way I can have the taste I love without feeling guilty.

  • Reply
    Amanda Finks
    05/30/2018 at 2:02 pm

    This is such a perfect easy healthy breakfast! So refreshing!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/04/2018 at 9:15 am

      I always feel so good after having this for breakfast but then I start dreaming of vacation and beaches and wish I didn’t have to go to work. lol

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