A healthy and fruit packed breakfast smoothie that tastes like a key lime pie in a lighter form. The perfect healthy breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.
This breakfast smoothie, believe it or not, is healthy! Which is pretty awesome considering it tastes like a pie. A delicious key lime pie nonetheless.
But it does have some fairly unique ingredients. I mean, none that you wouldn’t know about, but probably ones you wouldn’t think you’d find in a key lime pie smoothie.
The first ingredient is what this whole smoothie is focused around – key lime pie yogurt. Have you guys ever tried this yogurt? I bought it on a whim and am completely obsessed. I mean, I’m a vanilla yogurt kind of girl and this yogurt had me smitten at first bite.
Anyways, so that’s not too unique right? – because the whole point of this smoothie is to taste like a key lime pie, so you’d gotta think there would be something key-limey right? Yep. Key lime pie yogurt.
Now the different ingredients? That would be the fruit and veggies that go in this shake. First off, a banana. Not too crazy because frozen bananas add incredible consistency to a smoothie and make it thick and creamy like ice cream. The one that’s not so normal – a mango! It’s the perfect amount of tropical flavor for this shake and adds an amazing amount of sweetness – that is, if your mango is completely ripe. Finally, a small handful of spinach.
And by small, I really mean not too much. I’m not a huge fan of spinach in my shakes (I know, I’m weird). But if there is just a little, I can deal with it. And can’t really taste it. And besides, you need to get the green color from something….
Oh. And PS. don’t leave off the topping! Every key lime smoothie needs a lil bit of whipped cream and crushed graham cracker crumbs! 🙂
- 1 container (6 ounces) key lime pie yogurt I used Yoplait lite
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or sub another milk
- 1 large banana frozen
- 1 (~1 cup) ripe mango frozen
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon truvia or sub another sweetener
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- (~1/3 cup) Small handful spinach
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum makes it thicker
- Optional garnish: 1 graham cracker, reduced-fat whipped topping
Before making this smoothie, have a banana peeled, coined, and frozen. Also peel and remove the pit of the mango. Chop into pieces and freeze.
In a blender, combine the yogurt, milk, frozen banana, frozen mango, vanilla extract, sweetener of choice, lime juice, and spinach. (Increase spinach amounts of desired)
If desired add in the xanthan gum.
Blend until completely smooth.
Optionally garnish with whipped topping and a few graham cracker crumbs
If desired, you can add 1/2-1 cup of ice for a thicker and larger shake.
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