Updated: Apr 7, 2021
It's been so warm in Nashville this past week, and I've been craving cold, refreshing smoothies like this Probiotic Key Lime Pie Smoothie! This healthy green smoothie is citrusy, subtly sweet, and packed with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and probiotics to fuel and fill you. It's delicious as part of a balanced breakfast, but also makes a great snack or nutrient dense dessert.
How To Make a Healthy Smoothie That Actually Tastes Good
Growing up we made a lot of smoothies at home. My mom always had frozen fruit and yogurt on hand, so in the warmer months we made smoothies nearly every day some weeks.
Homemade smoothies are so delicious, simple to make, and can easily be packed with healthful, nourishing ingredients. To make a healthy smoothie that fills and fuels you and tastes good include protein, healthy fats, fiber, and energizing carbohydrates.
Fiber sources: berries, spinach, kale, flax meal/seeds, chia seeds
Energizing carbohydrate sources: banana, berries, mango, cherries, pineapple
If you choose to use yogurt, nut/seed butter, collagen powder, or protein powder rather than soy or cow's milk as the protein source in your smoothie, make sure to add some kind of liquid to the mix. I like to use Daily Harvest almond mylk, pomegranate juice, or coconut water.
Healthy Key Lime Pie Green Smoothie
My nourishing Probiotic Key Lime Pie Smoothie is a healthy green smoothie that actually tastes good! It's rich in protein and probiotic rich kefir; heart healthy fats from creamy avocado; fiber, vitamins, and minerals from frozen spinach; and energizing carbs, fiber, and potassium from frozen banana and makes a great snack or part of a balanced breakfast.
Pair this easy-to-prepare green smoothie with my protein packed Blueberry Yogurt Tahini Toast or Breakfast Sweet Potato for a nourishing, balanced meal. And don't hold back on the graham cracker crumbles and shredded coconut!
What's in This Recipe?
Banana – contains fiber, potassium, and energizing carbohydrates
Avocado – contains heart healthy fats, fiber, plant sterols, vitamins, and minerals
Lime juice – contains vitamin C
Lime zest – contains prebiotics which can promote a healthy gut microbiome
Frozen spinach – contains fiber, vitamins A, K, and C, iron, and calcium
Agave – natural sweetener
Kefir – rich in protein, calcium, and probiotics; low in lactose
*Notes: This smoothie recipe contains dairy, but is low in lactose. It's also naturally gluten free. Use gluten free graham crackers for topping to keep it gluten free.
Probiotic Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
1 large frozen banana
Juice of 1 1/2 limes
Zest of 1 lime
1 cup frozen spinach
4 tsp. agave or sweetener of choice
1 1/2 cups plain kefir
Graham cracker crumble
Add all ingredients to a blender, and pulse until completely smooth.
Transfer to two cups and top with graham cracker crumbles and/or shredded coconut as desired.
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