Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Today Arielle Haspel will be showing you how to make a delicious, tart, and tangy key lime pie smoothie! This smoothie is a healthy twist to the classic dessert, without losing any of the flavors. Traditional key lime pies are made from sweetened condensed milk and cream, but this smoothie will be super creamy with some avocado and almond milk, a healthy combo to replace the extra fat! 

First put half of an avocado into your blender (or a quarter per serving). Then you're going to add your half cup of almond milk. This will make your smoothie super creamy. Next, add 1/4 cup of raw cashews to add some protein, fiber, and a little substance to your key lime smoothie. Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract and to make it nice and tangy, squeeze a little lime juice from half a lime to the mix as well as some lime zest. 

To sweeten it up add two dates - this is so much healthier than adding white or brown sugar! And finally add a little sea salt. 

Blend away until it's creamy to taste and add a handful of ice to the glass to cool it down a bit. Finally you're ready to serve your smoothie! Top it off with some chopped pecans to complete your key lime smoothie and enjoy!

 

 

Ingredients
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp chopped pecans
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ lime, zest
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • pinch sea salt
Method
Mix avocado, almond milk, raw cashews, vanilla extract, dates, limes, lime zest and sea salt in a blender and blend until smooth. After that, add a handful of ice to cool the smoothie down and continue to blend until the mixture is smooth again. Lastly, pour the smoothie into a cup. If desired, add pecans on top of the smoothie for décor and crunch. Serves 2
Arielle Haspel

This video features Arielle Haspel.

Duration: 02:52. Last Updated On: 2015-09-03

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 1
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
210
10.5% Complete
11%
Fat
15g
23.0769230769% Complete
23%
Cholesterol
0mg
0.0% Complete
0%
Sodium
147mg
6.39130434783% Complete
6%
Carbohydrates
19g
14.7286821705% Complete
15%
Fiber
4g
16.0% Complete
16%
Sugar
9g
18.0% Complete
18%
Protein
4g
7.8431372549% Complete
8%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Lower Sodium
Lower Sodium
Vegan
Vegan
Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
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