I don’t ever remember having smoothies as a kid. It wasn’t until one day, not too long ago, when I was drinking one of my beloved smoothies, that I realized this was odd, I mean EVERY kid that I know, LOVES smoothies!
Maybe we didn’t grow up on smoothies because smoothies weren’t all the rage when I was a kid?? Or maybe it was because, smoothies can be a bit expensive to make?? I don’t know, I just don’t remember ever having one until I was a teen.
Even though I didn’t grow up on smoothies, I can honestly say after my first smoothie many years ago, I was instantly hooked! I love smoothies so much, I have one almost daily as a post workout snack, for my morning breakfast or a late night treat.
And while you could pretty much throw whatever into a blender and call it a smoothie, I love coming up with fun flavors inspired by my favorite foods… like key lime pie! I mean, sure I would love to shovel a whole piece of pie into my mouth each morning and call it breakfast, that just isn’t healthy. However, a key lime pie flavored smoothie (with things like spinach and coconut milk) is!
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1 (5.3-6 ounce) container key lime Greek yogurt
1/3 cup spinach
¼ – 1/3 cup milk of choice
3 key limes, juiced and zested
1 small mango OR ½ small banana, diced
2 teaspoons honey
4-5 ice cubes
1 graham cracker, crushed (optional for garnish)
Combine all ingredients, except graham cracker, in a blender. Blend on high until smooth, adding additional milk or ice to reach desired consistency. Pour into a large glass and top with the crushed graham cracker. Serve immediately.