May 28, 2013

Key Lime Smoothie

One of my favorite smoothies at Tropical Smoothie is the Blimey Limey. It has strawberries, limes, oranges, and pineapples. I love the tang of the limes in the drink. So when I found a recipe for a smoothie that used limes, I was had to try it out. Delicious!

After drinking it, I was super energized. In fact one of my students mentioned I was hyper. I don't know if it was from the smoothie or from the two cups of coffee I had that morning. (Didn't sleep well the night before.)

Key Lime Smoothie

Healthful Pursuit

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 tbsp. key lime juice (about 4 limes) - I microwave mine for about 10 secs. to maximize the amount of juice.

  • 1 tsp. key lime zest

  • 1 c. unsweetened non-dairy milk

  • 1 ripe frozen banana

  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract (I omitted this because I used vanilla almond coconut milk.)

  • 1 tbsp. stevia

  • 1 tbsp. sunflower butter

  • 2 c. baby spinach

  • 4 ice cubes

  • crushed graham cracker pieces (optional)

  • Cool Whip or something similar (optional)


  1. Place in your blender in the order of the ingredients listed, blend until smooth.

  2. Top with crushed graham crackers and Cool Whip, if desired.

  3. Enjoy!

This made 2 smoothies for me.


Someone asked me what you could use instead of bananas.  I found this link for other ingredients you can use instead of bananas.



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