Key Lime Pie Smoothie

by Heather

I’ve never really been much of a cake person. I’m not a fan of icing and when you take the icing away, what’s left is pretty boring. When it came time to plan our wedding 5 years ago, the one thing I kept saying was “Do we have to have a cake?” Luckily for me, the husband agreed.

wedding

That left one big question. What to serve instead of cake?! The answer was easy. PIE! Key Lime Pie to be exact. If I hadn’t known for sure already that my now-husband was meant for me, this would have sealed the deal: a man that prefers key lime pie over cake.

Well, we ended up having cake anyways. There’s just something magnificent about a beautiful tower of confectionary goodness. It just screams wedding. Our cake was gorgeous- and delicious- perfect for smashing in each other’s faces. But there was key lime pie too, thanks to my pie-baking-connoisseur stepdad.

wedding cake

That’s a roundabout way of saying just how much the husband and I love key lime pie. Unfortunately we can’t eat key lime pie every day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t channel that delicious flavor combination into something we can have every day: a key lime pie smoothie!

key lime pie smoothie recipe

The lime juice and vanilla combine to create the essence of key lime pie, while the graham cracker crumble topping just seals the deal. The frozen banana provides the perfect consistency, although you could just add some ice cubes if you don’t have frozen bananas ready to go. The spinach creates the gorgeous green color a key lime pie necessitates, while secretly packing in some powerful nutrition.

 

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

by with a Side of Sneakers

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp crushed graham crackers

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except graham crackers in a blender.

Blend until smooth.

Pour into a mug and top with crushed graham crackers.

Drink immediately.

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key lime pie smoothie

This nutrient packed smoothie is 192 calories and packs in 5 grams of fiber. It’s not a high protein smoothie, but you could easily add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to make this a great post-workout shake. If you’re watching your calories, this almond milk based shake saves you 30 calories over using skim milk, and has even more calcium.

smoothie nutrition info almond milk

Be sure to check out Silk Pure Almond website and Facebook page to see more delicious, creative recipes!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Silk and FitFluential, LLC. All opinions are my own. Learn more about Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened on Facebook and Twitter.

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Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness January 18, 2013 at 7:03 am

Yum! Adding this recipe to my growing list of smoothies! Ironically, as you were sharing with link love I was pinning :)
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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } January 18, 2013 at 7:41 am

Looks delicious! I’d also try to bypass cake on my wedding day – I’d totally prefer pie or brownies :)
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Heather January 23, 2013 at 9:58 am

Mmm I could totally go for wedding brownies!

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Linz @ Itz Linz January 18, 2013 at 7:43 am

Yum!!! This looks awesome!! Good work!!
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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 18, 2013 at 8:52 am

That is pure genius! I love my green smoothies but even more when it tastes like pie!
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Ari @ Ari's Menu January 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

This looks delicious and your photos look great!
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Laura @ Mommy Run Fast January 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

I agree with you on the cake… I’d take pie (or chocolate) over cake anyday. Love the flavor combinations in this smoothie- yum!!
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lindsay January 18, 2013 at 10:22 pm

this is such good pie! and i like that i need a straw! haha. Cake is overrated.

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GiGi Eats Celebrities January 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm

How sad is this… I have never had Key Lime Pie before in my life :( And I can’t ever either!! How sad! But I am glad you love it as does your husband!
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Heather January 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

Oh no, that’s so sad!!

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Sarah Jane @Fit Betty January 19, 2013 at 11:46 am

This looks so good! My sister skipped the cake at her wedding and had an assortment of pies instead – her husband loves pie! It is such a fun idea :)
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Miranda @ Biting Life January 20, 2013 at 8:30 am

I think it’s really cool that you went an untraditional wedding cake route! Cake is not one of my favorite things, but I love cupcakes. I want to have cupcakes at our wedding, but I’m worried that it’ll just be really cliché now that it’s become this huge trend.
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Debbie @ Live from La Quinta January 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I get bored with smoothies, but this looks so good I think I could have it every day.
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