Vegan Raw Food Key Lime Pie Smoothie


So, as I was searching for pie pics I discovered that key lime pie is extremely popular, there are so many ways people are getting creative and putting a cool twist on this tart and tangy dessert, made big in Florida a long time ago. There is the ever popular Key Lime Pie:

Then there are key lime pie stuffed strawberries-what a clever combo:

Key lime pie truffles! 

Key lime pies in jars:

Key lime pie layered breakfast in a jar:

Delicious key lime pie raw vegan bars:

I could go on but I think it's pretty obvious that the humble lime has a ton of awesomeness in its sour middle. I have always preferred it to lemons although I use both a lot. 
Many people believe that Limes are lemons that have not matured, this is actually incorrect. Limes are a citrus fruit all on their own, just like mandarins or grapefruit a word I always struggle to remember in English as it looks nothing like a grape but makes sense in French as it is a pamplemousse, but I digress. Here's some brief info on the lime before I get to the recipe:

Lemons and limes grow from different trees. Lemons grow from Citrus limon trees. Key limes grow from Citrus aurantifolia trees, and Persian limes grow from Citrus latifolia trees.
Persian limes produce lots of juice and are the limes that most grocery stores sell, and key limes are sweeter and used in many desserts. There are also other lime varieties. Trees that produce both lemons and limes can be created by grafting branches from one tree onto another tree. These are called fruit cocktail trees and are possible because lemon and lime trees are in the same plant genus, Citrus. However, fruit cocktail trees are not natural and can only be created artificially.

Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, and are often used to accent the flavours of foods and beverages. They are grown year-round in tropical climates and are usually smaller and less sour than lemons, although varieties may differ in sugar and acidic content. Plants with fruit called "limes" have diverse genetic origins; "Limes" is not a monophyletic group.

The above info was from wiki and

All this lime research has got me super psyched to create some new recipes, I am thinking raw food vegan lime truffles and raw food vegan key lime pie pops might be in our future. Awwwww yeah! 
I hope you like tangy, pucker punch in your smoothie because this bad boy does just that and puts a smile on your face while doing it. The original recipe is from Living Raw Food by Sarma Melngailis, I found it way too sweet. Mainly because it contained agave which, if you follow this blog you know I don't like or agree with using. It needed some modification for my milder sweet tooth and honestly, I feel it's better for it. Bonus, everyone who has tried it swooned. This happened last Friday when I brought it for a few people to taste, so Nina, this one's for you! (Your heart can do a little happy dance when you have it again.) 
Enjoy it people, remember to share with those you love, leave your comments on how it turned out for you down below, and don't forget to subscribe! 



1 ripe avocado
2 limes juiced (I like to add the zest of 1 lime but this is optional-no Nina it wasn't in the one you tasted ;p) 
1 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp maple syrup (grade B, that's the darker one) 
1 3/4 Cups brown apple juice, the real stuff not the yellow fake one. Feel free to juice your own. 
Small pinch of pink sea salt

Throw it all in a blender and blend for 20-30 seconds maximum, if you do more it will become a gross frothy mix and you're really aiming for thick smoothie. 
Must be served chilled, I like mine over ice. 
Makes 2 servings. 


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