Monday, 12 January 2015

Detox with a Key Lime Pie (Smoothie)!

Key Lime Pie Flavour Smoothie


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.

Key Lime Pie Flavour Smoothie


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
Ingredients:
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

Method:

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour over ice if preferred.

Key Lime Pie Flavour Smoothie

Disclosure Statement: I received the blender free to review. I have not been paid for this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.

13 comments:

  1. Love these photos, I'm feeling saintly and healthy just looking at them!

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  2. This looks like my kind of smoothie. I love green smoothies. I've added the juice from oranges and lemons to my smoothies but not limes, I'll have to try that. Thanks for the inspo!

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  3. I love Key Lime Pie..... if I close my eyes, will this taste just like munching cake? If so, sign me up! I need to start drinking juices/smoothies to get some extra nutrients. Definitely one to try :D

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    1. maybe Michelle - but then again maybe not. But it does taste good!

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  4. These are definitely my kind of flavours. This looks gorgeous!

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  5. Oh no.. A digestive biscuit is not comparable to graham crackers! I'd choose a digestive biscuit or anything similar over a graham cracker any day! And now I'm hankering for key lime pie, hah!

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  6. I like the taste of Green supplements, if you have ever tried a shot wheat grass juice, you know exactly what I’m talking about! On the other hand, there are few people like me, who like the taste of green drinks.

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  8. Nice work too informative and very useful for me Thanks...detoxing capabilities

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