An easy paleo key lime pie smoothie recipe with avocado and coconut milk. And with one simple swap, it's also keto and vegan---perfect for breakfast or snacks on-the-go!
I've been on a smoothie kick lately. There's something about a rich, creamy, frozen coconut drink that is so indulgent. This paleo key lime pie smoothie is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and sweetened with just a touch of honey.
It is satisfying for breakfast or a snack. It's decadent enough for a dessert. And it's a lot faster than baking a pie.
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Key lime smoothie with avocado
The secret ingredient to this smoothie is avocado. It makes it thick, creamy and decadent and adds a hint of green color. If you haven't tried avocado in your smoothies you are missing out! The extra creaminess and nutrition of the avocado takes this smoothie over the top.
The ingredients are simple — just coconut milk, lime, avocado, and honey. I used regular limes for this smoothie because I couldn't find key limes. If you are lucky enough to have key limes, you'll need to juice a couple more of them because they're so small. Either way, this key lime pie smoothie is like dessert in a glass.
Keto avocado smoothie
This key lime pie smoothie is delicious with honey, but you can make it a keto avocado smoothie with one simple swap. Just swap out the honey for your favorite keto-friendly sweetener. For smoothies, I like this alcohol-free stevia in drops. I think it has a milder flavor and blends well with the avocado, coconut milk, and lime for a keto key lime pie smoothie.
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To make this a vegan key lime pie avocado smoothie, use either stevia or maple syrup for the sweetener. It's already dairy-free and the rest of the ingredients are vegan. If you're eating paleo, all three variations of this key lime pie smoothie are paleo-friendly!
And speaking of coconut milk, be sure to use a full-fat coconut milk that has just coconut and water for the ingredients. That way you're avoiding any processed food chemicals, gums, starches, or added sugars. The clean ingredient coconut milk is easier to find in a can---make sure it's BPA-free. I like this brand or Thrive Market brand.
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Key Lime Pie Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup ice
- ½ avocado
- zest and juice of 2 limes
- stevia, local raw honey, maple syrup or sweetener of choice, to taste
- Add coconut milk, ice, avocado, lime zest, lime juice, and honey to Vitamix or blender.
- Blend until smooth.
Emily Smith // The Best of this Life
Looks delicious!! I love the combo of lemon/lime with coconut milk!
Use limes not lemons, thought I could substitute them but not the same
I am kinda thinking maybe frozen banana instead of ice. What do you think?
This looks delicious! Can you provide the nutritional info on this smoothie please?
Thanks Kristina! MyFitnessPal and SparkRecipes have calculators you can use to get the nutrition info.
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
This smoothie recipes looks delicious - perfect for the Spring/Summer season!
We just made these and they are fantastic! Very creamy and refreshing. We did leave out the lime zest and they were still plenty lime-y, will try adding some next time.
This looks delicious. I'm always curious in these recipes if people are using plain coconut milk, or sweetened vanilla coconut milk. Which do you suggest?
Hi Michelle, I use plain, unsweetened coconut milk. Look for one with no gums or additives like the one linked in the recipe.
Nice simple refreshing smoothie. Just pinned it. thanks.
Thanks for the smoothie recipe. I love how easy & simple it is. Thanks again for the paleo smoothie ebook.
You can get key lime juice - Nellie & joe's Key Lime juice is available in many stores. I don't have a bottle now, so I can't check the ingredients. But, it is easier then squeezing a whole bunch of little limes, though having a few around do look nice.
It looks & sounds WONDERFUL! HOWEVER, I'm extremely allergic to AVOCADO. MANY of these recipes seem to include it as a main healthy ingredient. ANY other suggestions to alter the recipes & still be KETO/PALEO friendly? Thx!
Hi Christy, the avocado adds creaminess to the smoothie. I haven't tested substitutes for this recipe but you might try a little coconut cream (the thick stuff from the top of the can), coconut butter, or a few soaked cashews. Hope this helps!
While the smoothie was very creamy I added maple syrup as a sweetener but the flavours were just too weird. I don't think maple syrup is a good mix with limes and will probably use the stevia next time, otherwise very delicious.
Ehh it was okay