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Vanilla Lime Green Smoothie

Oh hey. In a day or two, you’re going to be at the store grabbing limes for your Cinco de Mayo margaritas (you are picking up limes for margaritas, right?!) Well, grab a couple extra. And a couple more. Because this might just be your new favorite green smoothie recipe. It’s definitely mine.

Vanilla lime green smoothie | Kitchen Treaty

And after you down all those margaritas on Sunday, starting off Monday with a healthy, vitamin-filled green smoothie is going to sound mighty nice.  So you might as well be prepared. (Be sure you’ve got vanilla yogurt, spinach, and bananas in your cart, too).

Vanilla lime green smoothie | Kitchen Treaty

I love my green smoothies – okay, so I’m borderline obsessed with them. Seriously, they’re such a creamy, sweet, fruity, milkshake-y to sneak tons of nutrients into your diet. I love them for breakfast, as an afternoon pick-me-up, after yoga class … pretty much any time I can think up an excuse to have one, I’ll have one.

And especially this one. With its tangy citrus and sweet vanilla, it’s a little reminiscent of a creamsicle. All of the goodness and none of the guilt. Not that we (four margaritas later) know anything about guilt.

Print Recipe

Vanilla Lime Green Smoothie

With its tangy citrus and sweet vanilla, this nutrient-packed smoothie is reminiscent of a creamsicle - but with all of the goodness and none of the guilt.

Yield: 1 smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup spinach leaves, packed
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 banana, best frozen
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (About 1 medium lime, depending on juiciness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 - 1 cup ice (optional)

Directions:

Place all ingredients except the ice in a blender and puree until blended. Add ice and puree until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.

 

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26 Responses to “Vanilla Lime Green Smoothie”

  1. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I’m pretty much obsessed with green smoothies too and now I’ll have a new one to try–woo hoo!

    • Karen Troughton replied on May 3rd, 2013 on 6:55 am

      I love the possibilities with green smoothies! Endless combinations, totally delicious, no guilt. For the actual green, I can’t bring myself to venture much beyond spinach, though. :\

      • Tamara replied on February 19th, 2014 on 7:32 am

        I mix Kale and Spinach together. I is really good and Kale is packed with nutrients! I have been drinking green smoothies for about three weeks now and have notice such an improvement with my digestive system. I love it! I was taking medicine for my stomach and since I’ve started drinking these I haven’t had to take any!

  2. dishing up the dirt posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I can’t get enough green smoothies in my belly these days. (especially with the nicer weather!) This version sounds fantastic!

    • Karen Troughton replied on May 6th, 2013 on 8:30 am

      Green smoothies are the best invention ever. Well … there’s the iPhone. Okay, the best *food* invention ever.

  3. Alison posted on May 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

    uhh, omg. YES.

  4. Diana @ Brooklyn Atlas posted on May 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I’m pretty obsessed with green smoothies too and make one least twice a day. Sometimes for a dessert shake I’ll just add more fruit. Yours vanilla lime smoothie looks fantastic!

  5. Hazel posted on May 14, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I’ve never had a green smoothie before. Does it taste distinctly savoury? I’m pretty nervous to venture away from my normal fruit ones but love the sound of the lime in this

    • Karen Troughton replied on May 15th, 2013 on 5:37 am

      Hazel, you will be blown away by how fruity and, well, normal a smoothie made with spinach tastes! They are so good. Promise. “Savory” and “smoothie” are two words that should never go together. ;)

  6. MAUI posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:57 am

    This smoothie recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS! I was looking for a good way to use up some leftover limes and spinach and this was perfect! I made modifications because I was missing two ingredients, but the taste was still fantastic and proof that the recipe is quite resilient. I only had blueberry yogurt so I used that instead, and my boyfriend finished up the milk this morning so I subbed pineapple juice. I’ll be making this for him tomorrow morning! Thanks!

    • Karen Troughton replied on May 24th, 2013 on 6:53 am

      I am so glad you loved it! Both of those modifications sounds fabulous. Thanks so much for commenting to let me know. :)

  7. RJ posted on May 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I happen to have all of these ingredients in my fridge right now. I will try it in the morning.

  8. Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen posted on January 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Oh this sounds sooo good!!!!!

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  12. Jennifer posted on February 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I just finished this green smoothie, and I have to say I want to make it again this week! The Vanilla Lime Green Smoothie was my very first at-home green drink attempt. The serving fits perfectly in a large glass, and has dominant banana and vanilla flavors. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  13. Alice @ Honestly Fitness posted on February 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Yummm, this lookds divine! I am thinking about making it but subbing the vanilla yogurt with my vanilla protein powder

    • Karen Troughton replied on February 26th, 2014 on 6:41 am

      Great idea! Let us know how you liked it!

      • Alice @ Honestly Fitness replied on March 8th, 2014 on 9:38 am

        Hi there, so I ended up trying the smoothie and I LOVED it! The combination of vanilla and lime was spot on.
        I tweaked mine by adding vanilla protein powder and my homemade ‘toffee’ sauce as well. I tagged you on instagram about it :)

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  17. Judy posted on May 3, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I would be interested in the nutritional values for this smoothie.

  18. Jessie posted on May 5, 2014 at 10:40 am

    This looks great, I’m going to try it with vanilla almond milk and bok choy.  

  19. Anna posted on July 1, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I made a few modifications to make this a substantial pre-swimming fuel (use plain full fat instead of vanilla yogurt to reduce sugar and round it out, added 1/2 scoop protein powder) and I also added about 1/4 cup fresh cucumber from the garden and it was lovely.  The color is much more appeasing than other smoothies I’ve tried, as well.
    Thank you for posting!

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