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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
- 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)
Add all ingredients into blender and combine well.
Pour into glass or mason jar and garnish with slice of lime.
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!
This post was originally published on March 12, 2014 and has been updated with new photos and write-up.
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