Thursday, June 16, 2011

Key Lime Pie Smoothie


I'm a big smoothie fan, the green kind too, and I'm always up for a good recipe to put in my "keeper" file. If you're a frequent smoothie drinker you know that there can be a lot of trial-and-error when it comes to finding just the right combination to suit your palate. And on the other end, there's always that chance of getting stuck in a rut with the same old smoothie day after day, week after week.

This smoothie was a nice refreshing change from the green drinks I usually make, and chock full of goodness. I like the bright flavor of the lime and I LOVE coconut milk. Not only does coconut have great flavor, but it has some AMAZING qualities as well. Coconut milk, the typical kind you see in small cans at the supermarket, is extracted from the meat of the coconut and is different from coconut water, which is the naturally-occurring liquid in the hollow of the coconut. Read here, and here for more information on coconut.

Key Lime Pie Smoothie
2 Tbsp. key lime juice (about 8 limes) OR you can use the juice of 1 regular lime
1 Tsp. key lime zest
1 Tbsp. coconut oil*
1 cup light coconut milk
1 ripe frozen banana
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. agave syrup (or other sweetener)
2 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs
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Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Top with additional graham crackers, if desired.

*If you do not have coconut oil, do not replace it with another oil, just leave it out.

SOURCE: Munchin with Munchkin

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5 comments:

  1. This looks great! I think I will give that a shot. Thanks Michele!
    Erin
    alittlesomething2.blogspot.com

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  2. I would love for you to link this and more up to my linky party that runs Friday evening through Sunday night. You can find the button for the party at http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

    Our last party, the first ever, had over 300 links so this week there will be a special give away just for linkers, hope to see you soon.

    Come strut your stuff!

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  3. This smoothie looks so tasty for summer. I love the idea of a key lime pie smoothie. I want to try this next time I have some limes around. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. OMGOSH! WOW! This looks so good. I love key lime and I love coconut, bookmarking this one.

    Rebekah @ www.kidsdoeathealthy.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi! I'm having a linky party called A Themed Baker's Sunday and this weeks theme is Citrus! This includes: Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit!
    Also, Enter to win my Free Giveaway!!!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/06/themed-bakers-sunday-10.html
    Alyssa

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