Cashew Key Lime Pie Smoothie
While many people make smoothies for post-workout fuel or as a meal replacement, my favorite time to enjoy this cold, creamy beverage is for dessert. It’s the sweet-toothed kid in me — craving a replacement for the beloved milkshakes of my childhood.
Another favorite treat growing up — Key Lime Pie.
It’s one of my mom’s favorite desserts, and surprisingly, something that this picky eater didn’t turn her nose to, despite it’s not so kid-friendly flavor complexity.
I suppose I’ve always been a sweet and sour kind of girl.
This week, I teamed with Silk to create a delicious smoothie to cull my dessert cravings. With Mother’s Day coming up, a Key Lime Pie concoction was the first thing that came to mind.
This smoothie is made with Silk’s new Cashew Milk, giving it a sweet, nutty taste, reminiscent of a Key Lime Pie’s graham cracker crust.
I used frozen bananas and frozen coconut milk to create a smooth, creamy pie-filling consistency, and naturally, fresh limes for the tang.
And because you can’t have key lime pie without them, I garnished the rim of the smoothie glass with crumbled whole-grain, organic graham crackers.
This recipe is super easy, low-calorie, full of healthy fat and vitamins, and the perfect smoothie solution for your late night sweet-tooth.
- 1 Banana, frozen
- 2 oz. Coconut Meat, frozen
- ½ C. Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk
- 1 Lime
- 1 tsp. Honey or Stevia
- ¼ C. Spinach
- Crumbled Graham Crackers
- Shredded Coconut
- Combine all smoothie ingredients in a blender and puree. *The coconut may need to defrost for a few minutes before removing from its packet.
- Wet the rim of a glass and roll through graham cracker crumbles.
- Pour smoothie in glass, sprinkle with coconut flakes.
A few notes about the recipe…
The nutritional info is approximated without the honey and garnish. With honey, it comes out to about 175 calories.
Coconut meat can be difficult to find. I got mine from Erewhon, and I know Whole Foods sells it as well. It’s totally worth it to track it down, but if you can’t find it, you can just add more bananas. However, it will taste more like bananas – obvi!
If you would like to try this as a post-workout snack, you can add vanilla whey or vegan protein powder for muscle-repairing power.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.