It's not that you need protein powder to reap the benefits. It's simply that it makes life as a busy mom easier because you can grab something and dash out the door. If you’re an avid gym-goer, this key lime smoothie makes an indulgent and replenishing post-workout shake. Not only does the flavor give you a burst of energy, but it gives your muscles the recovery tools they need.
The Best Things About This Protein Shake
- Made in just five minutes
- 31 grams of protein so perfect for breakfast
- Great for on-the-go days
- Refreshing and energizing flavor
- Indulgent (just like the dessert!)
Is Lime Good In Smoothies?Yes! Lime is an easy add-in to smoothies and gives them a burst of flavor. Plus, many people are energized by lime. Thus, it makes a great ingredient to refresh post-workout and give you a little pep in your step.
What Is The Protein Shake Sweetened With?This key lime pie shake uses just protein powder, one date, and graham crackers for sweetness. This is why it has such a zesty appeal! Thus, the protein powder you choose will affect the flavor and texture of the shake. Furthermore, if you’re feeling you need a bit more sweetness, just add in a drop or two of stevia.
Which Protein Powder To ChooseThis recipe has been made with a variety of protein powders. In fact, it was originally made with whey protein. When choosing a protein powder make sure to read the ingredients and opt for one that suits your dietary needs and has minimal ingredients. I personally use Genuine Health for my protein powder. Not only do they have a few healthy additions to their protein powders (it’s fermented, they add healthy fats etc) but it also doesn’t contain any seed oils which have a multitude of health risks but are common in purchased products. Another great option is Botanica protein powder. It is made solely from whole-food ingredients. Keep in mind that the protein powder you choose will affect the flavor and the texture of the recipe. Vegan protein powders are made with different protein blends and absorb liquid uniquely.
Choosing Graham CrackersChoose graham crackers that fit your diet. While the smoothie was originally made with traditional boxed graham crackers, it tastes even better with vegan versions. You can either buy graham crackers to have on hand or make your own.
FAQ’s To Make The SmoothieIf you want to boost the protein of the smoothie and don’t follow a vegan diet, use cottage cheese in place of coconut yogurt. The nutritional values are calculated with one store-bought graham cracker added to the smoothie. However, if you’re looking to scale back carbohydrates, omit that. The graham crackers you choose as well as the protein powder will affect both the flavor and the texture of this smoothie. You may need to add more water.
Nutrient-Dense Smoothie RecipesIf you’re looking to make healthy eating simple, look no further than my e-book Sunday Smoothies where I’ve gathered 15, tasty, superfood-based recipes perfect for busy moms. Every flavor from classic green goddess smoothies to indulgent chocolate, kiwi to chocolate cherry. These healthy smoothie recipes all share a few things in common:
- They are healthy and simple to make
- All the recipes are dairy-free and gluten-free
- All of the recipes are real-food based and focus on nutrients and not fillers
- They’re loaded with extras in the form of superfoods
- 2 tbs lime juice
- ¼ cup coconut yogurt
- 1 date
- 1.5 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder
- 5 ice cubes
- ½ -¾ cup water
- Handful spinach
- 1 graham cracker (gluten-free & vegan) + more for topping
How To Make ItJuice the lime into a high powdered blender like the Vitamix.
From there, add in the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. You may need to use a tamper initially to press it down. Pour Into glass & top with lime zest or crumbled graham cracker if you wish.
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Key Lime Protein Shake (Gluten-Free & Vegan)
A zesty and refreshing burst of flavor for after your workout! This key lime pie protein shake is a creamy blend of vegan protein powder and yogurt togive it a total of 31g of protein in just three hundred calories
- High powered blender
- Juice the lime into a high powdered blender
- From there, add in the remaining ingredients.
- Blend until smooth. You may need to use a tamper initially to press it down.
- Top with the zest of lime or crumbled graham crackers if you wish.
- If you want to boost the protein of the smoothie and don’t follow a vegan diet, use cottage cheese in place of coconut yogurt.
- The nutritional values are calculated with one store-bought graham cracker added to the smoothie. However, if you’re looking to scale back carbohydrates, omit that. Likewise, it does not include any toppings
- The graham crackers you choose as well as the protein powder will affect both the flavor and the texture of this smoothie. You may need to add more water.
Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 32gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 249mgPotassium: 458mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 2829IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 359mgIron: 1mg
If you're looking for a healthy snack or a high protein, post-workout recovery shake this is it! This Key Lime protein smoothie is easy to make, refreshing, and a perfect way to fuel and replenish your system after a workout.