It’s the final smoothie from our month long AK Smoothie Series and WOW I hope you’re ready for dessert.
Let’s just jump right into it: yes, I made you a key lime pie smoothie that tastes just like a slice of pie and yes, I added whipped cream and graham crackers on top. You know how I do.
It may or may not look like a boozy drink you should be sipping on the beach and I’m pretty into it. Although, there’s no booze in this smoothie, just creamy coconut milk, protein-packed yogurt, and even a sneaky boost of veggies you can feel good about.
This smoothie just so happens to be Rebecca’s favorite smoothie she’s ever made (her words!) so you know it’s gotta be good. Enjoy as-is or get a little fancy with your toppings for a wonderful breakfast, snack or easy dessert!
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Ingredients in this key lime pie smoothie
This easy key lime pie smoothie recipe seriously tasted like a blended up slice of key lime pie but is packed with protein and even sneaky veggies! Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- Banana: we’re using a frozen, super ripe banana to naturally sweeten this key lime pie smoothie. The banana helps ensure that the smoothie isn’t sour from the lime.
- Lime: you’ll need both lime juice and zest to get that true flavor. Feel free to use regular or key limes!
- Yogurt: add creaminess, protein and flavor with vanilla or coconut yogurt. Siggi’s makes an amazing key lime yogurt; it’s hard to find but would be so fabulous in this smoothie.
- Coconut milk: coconut milk adds even more creaminess plus a wonderful, tropical flavor. YUM. If you don’t have any coconut milk you can use any milk you’d like.
- Spinach: hello, sneaky boost of veggies! The spinach also gives the smoothie that nice green color. Feel free to add up to 2 cups of spinach if you’d like — you won’t even be able to taste it!
- Vanilla: a little vanilla extract brings all of the flavors together. Learn how to make your own here!
- Optional: if you feel like you need a little extra sweetener, feel free to add 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey.
Can I make it dairy free?
Sure! Simply use your favorite coconut based yogurt or vanilla dairy free yogurt.
Make it a party in a glass
I think it’s time to treat yourself — don’t you think? Add a little party to your glass with the following:
- Add crushed graham crackers to a small plate
- Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of your smoothie glass
- Dip the rim of the glass in the graham cracker crumbs, rolling from side to side until well coated (yes, just like a margarita!)
- Pour your smoothie into the glass, then top with whipped cream and shredded coconut. OH YES.
Add a boost of nutrition
This creamy key lime pie smoothie packs over 10g of protein and healthy fats from coconut milk and yogurt, but here are some other great nutritional boosters you can add:
- Flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a boost of fiber and minerals, and is especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Usually, a tablespoon is plenty! Here’s a brand I love.
- Chia seeds: try adding in a tablespoon of chia seeds for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.
- Hemp seeds: feel free to throw in some hemp seeds for another boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.
- Avocado: add healthy fats and extra creaminess by adding ripe avocado. Usually 1/4 or 1/2 of an avocado will be sufficient and also help to keep you satisfied thanks to those healthy fats.
- Protein: Easily add more protein to this key lime pie smoothie by adding 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla would be delicious!) I recommend Vital Protein collagen peptides or Four Sigmatic Plant-Based Protein Powder.
Make it ahead of time
If you’d like, you can even make this key lime pie smoothie ahead of time! Make it as-is or even double it and then try one of my three amazing ways to prep and store smoothies rigt in your freezer.
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I hope you love this key lime pie smoothie recipe! If you make it be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you like it. Enjoy, xo!
Coconut Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Creamy coconut key lime pie smoothie made with simple ingredients and luscious hints of coconut. This incredible key lime pie smoothie recipe tastes just like a slice of your favorite dessert but is packed with protein and a boost of sneaky veggies! Enjoy the perfect breakfast, snack or even healthy dessert.
large frozen ripe banana, sliced
- Zest from 1 small lime or key lime
fresh lime or key lime juice
vanilla or coconut greek yogurt (use coconut based yogurt to keep it dairy free!)*
light coconut milk (or milk of choice)
- Optional: 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey to sweeten if necessary
- For serving:
- Extra lime wedge, for rimming glass
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Whipped cream
- Shredded Toasted Coconut
Start by prepping your glass: Add crushed graham crackers to a small plate. Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass, then dip the rim of the glass in the graham cracker crumbs, rolling from side to side until well coated.
Add all ingredients to a high powered blender: frozen banana, lime zest, lime juice, vanilla yogurt, milk, spinach and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth, adding more milk to thin, if necessary. Taste and add sweetener if you feel it needs it, but personally I find that if you use vanilla yogurt then it’s sweet enough! Pour into the prepared glass, top with whipped cream and a little shredded toasted coconut on top! Serves 1. Feel free to double the recipe to serve 2.
*siggi’s makes an amazing key lime yogurt; it’s hard to find but would be so fabulous in this smoothie. Otherwise vanilla or coconut flavored yogurts are great.
To keep this smoothie vegan/dairy free: use a coconut based yogurt or a vanilla dairy free yogurt of choice.
**Feel free to add up to 2 cups of spinach, I just used it mostly for color in this smoothie.
If you’d like a boost of protein, feel free to add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. It will also increase the flavor of the smoothie.
Servings: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 smoothie (without toppings)
Saturated fat: 7.1g
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats