Key lime pie smoothie

Happy belated Canada Day! With our nation’s birthday falling on a Thursday this year, it means that many kind employers, including mine, have closed their doors today to allow us Canucks to enjoy a 4-day weekend. Coupled with my G20-related 4-day weekend last weekend, and next week where I’m taking Thursday and Friday off to be in a friend’s wedding in the Maritimes, I’m doing pretty well for time off! The rest of this weekend will be spent in the gym, the garden, and getting some Vitamin D on my rooftop patio šŸ™‚

I made this little sip of heaven yesterday after the gym, and it was so good that I just have to share the recipe. It contains Sun Warrior protein (like most of my favourite smoothies) because it was a post-workout smoothie. But feel free to omit the protein if you don’t have any on hand or just don’t feel like you need it. I might suggest adding a pack of stevia powder if you do skip it since Sun Warrior is sweetened with stevia.

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk

1 frozen banana

1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior protein

1/2 green apple, roughly chopped

1 lime – juiced and zested

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 tsp spirulina (for colour)

1 cup ice

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until completely smooth. Enjoy!

Note: You can leave out the xanthan gum if you wish – it acts merely as a thickener. You could try replacing it with a tablespoon of chia seeds if you have them on hand. Also, if you want to make this extra decadent, try adding a tablespoon of coconut butter, or some avocado.

Finally, I’d be a bad blogger if I didn’t leave you with some photos from last week’s dessert creation day with Nelly. We made the raw tiramisu from Sweet Gratitude and it was unreal! Layers of chocolate and vanilla cream, sandwiched between espresso soaked cake layers, all topped with cacao powder. So good. The recipe requires many different steps, but none of them are particularly difficult. Try this one soon!

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9 Comments to “Key lime pie smoothie”

  1. yum all around! definitely trying the smoothie! is sun warrior hemp or soy?

  2. That smoothie and tiramisu look amazing!!! I will have to make that smoothie soon!!! YUM! Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Belated Canada Day to you! Yay for four day weekends, too:)

    The tiramisu looks incredible and I just know I’m gonna love that pretty smoothie:)

  4. Happy belated Canada day to you! Wish my work place had thought of having the friday off too but no such luck:)
    Oh that smoothie looks amazing..and so..well..smooth LOL!
    You and Nelly made some amazing eats…raw tiramisu? now you’re talkin’!
    Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your time off!

  5. Smoothie looks good, love color! Just had sun warrior for the first time today. It was alright, but look forward in trying it again ; )

    We made our first raw tiramisu last night!!! We have always wanted to make one, and our whole family loves it, so Lori and I just made one last night and was great!!!

    Yours looks YUMMY!!!!

  6. Yummy girl! The tiramisu looks divine, and the smoothie seems like the perfect thing these hot days!

    I know, bummer that you wont be around on the weekend but im SO happy that I can meet you on Monday! Yay!!!!

    Have a great weekend! XOXO

  7. Oh wow girls, you outdid yourself with that Tiramisu. YUMMMY. Who said raw food wasn’t tasty or fun? Erm, probably no one?

  8. Ooh those both look amazing! That tiramisu is beautiful!! I got Sun Warrior coming in the mail. Really excited to try it. šŸ™‚

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