Here is another in my line of dessert based smoothies. As we are all being healthy and detoxing our bodies after the mountain of food we (i.e. me) have eaten over the Christmas holidays, this Key Lime Pie smoothie is perfect.
It contains limes, unsurprisingly, which have loads of benefits such as being good for constipation, weight loss and skin care.
Banana is in their too and they are also good for digestion and weight loss. Plus, packed with protein, they can keep you going for a long time. Making you feel fuller for longer.
The greenness of the smoothie comes from spinach. Spinach is packed full of iron as Popeye can attest to.
The vanilla extract included may also help cholesterol levels would you believe! So all in all this smoothie is perfect to kick start your day and get rid of all those toxins.
The combination of lime and vanilla always conjures up the taste of Key Lime Pie in my mind, hence I’ve called it Key Lime Pie Smoothie. I also added some crushed digestive biscuit (or graham cracker depending where you are in the world) for decorative effect, but that is entirely optional! And I whipped up some more almond milk until it was frothy to spoon on top, to look a bit like cream – again totally optional!
Of course, I blitzed all of the ingredients in my FroothieOptimum 9400 blender which made easy work of it!
Yield: 2 glasses
The juice of two limes
The zest of one lime (plus some to garnish)
1 medium banana
2 big handfuls of spinach leaves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250 ml almond milk