I’ve got no plans on getting to the tropics this summer or any time too soon, so I’ve brought the tropics to me. You’ll be happy to know, it’s easy to do, and it barely costs a thing. 😀 This Coconut Key Lime Pie Smoothie can be prepared in minutes, and one sip of its’ tropical flavors will transport you to whatever tropical destination you imagine. Who needs an airplane?! 😉
It’s no secret that I have a love affair with key lime anything. When I find fresh key limes at the store, I’ll make things like Key Lime Pie with Meringue Whipped Cream, Key Lime Cooler Cookies, or Fresh Key Lime Greek Yogurt Dip. I just can’t stop.
This Coconut Key Lime Pie Smoothie has become an instant favorite in our house. It’s made with Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt, low fat coconut milk, banana, fresh key lime juice, and a little agave syrup to sweeten it up just enough. All those ingredients are just blended together, and it’s one frosty, delicious smoothie.
I easily could’ve stopped there, but I didn’t. It’s not key lime pie without whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs, so I topped the smoothie with them. I also had some toasted coconut flakes from Trader Joe’s, so they went on top, too. Over the top? No. It was smoothie perfection.
You don’t have to use fresh key lime juice, but I prefer fresh over the bottled varieties. I normally buy the limes when I see them, juice them, and freeze it until I’m ready to use it. If you do use bottled key lime juice, the best brand I’ve found is Nellie and Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice. It can be found at pretty much any grocery store, which makes it possible to enjoy these smoothies any time you want them. I can guarantee once you make them, you’ll be making them again. We can all use a tropical getaway, can’t we? 😉
- (2) medium bananas, frozen, and cut into 1" slices
- 2 cups Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt (0% or 2%)
- 1¼ cups low fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons fresh or bottled key lime juice
- 2 tablespoons blue agave sweetener (powdered sugar or honey work also)
- whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, and toasted coconut flakes for topping, optional
- Place the frozen bananas, Greek yogurt, coconut milk, key lime juice, and agave sweetener in a blender. Mix until smooth. Pour into glasses, and top with whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, and toasted coconut flakes, if desired. Enjoy!
I chose agave sweetener because it's mild flavor doesn't overpower the smoothie. My next choice would be powdered sugar, as honey changes the flavor considerably.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.