Recipe: Key Lime Pie Protein Shake

By on January 7, 2013 in Recipes with 21 Comments

Key Lime Pie Protein Shake

Not everyone does, but I actually enjoy the taste of protein shakes. Couple that with the fact that they are super easy to make, and I’d say I down at least 2 protein shakes a week. Chocolate and Vanilla protein shakes tend to be a little overdone so I was pleased to see this Key Lime Pie Shake in Oxygen Magazine.

Key Lime Pie Protein Shake

I love limes, especially during the dark and dreary month of January. I associate them with the tropics, which is really where I’d rather be this time of year.

Love the addition of avocado. I didn’t think the flavor of it would be detectable, but it is. Plus it makes the texture extra silky and smooth. Be mindful that the addition of avocado really adds to the calorie count. This shake has a whopping 350 calories and should probably be consumed as a meal replacement rather than a snack. Be sure to blend really well to get the coconut chopped up as much as possible.

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Key Lime Protein Shake

Key Lime Pie Shake

  • 1/2 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1-2 packets stevia (optional) I used Splenda
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process thoroughly.

Yield: 1 serving   Calories: 350   Protein: 25 grams

Recipe Source: Oxygen Magazine January 2013

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  1. oooh, i love the idea of an avocado shake… looks so good with the lime zest.
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  2. Gen says:

    I tried it and since I don’t like coconut that much I put an almond milk that has a little coconut milk in it also and added chia seed. I omitted the whey and used honey as a sweetener and it turned out great ! Love the idea of a shake with limes and avocados it’s really refreshing in the morning ! I could see spinach being introduced in this shake without a big change in the flavor.
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  3. Terra says:

    I am a huge fan of any treat with key lime. I love the idea of adding it in a delicious protein shake:-) Looks delicious, Take care, Terra
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  4. Love the limes, too, especially because they grow on my tree in the backyard. Most of them go to waste, unfortunately, because we get too many of them every year. I use them for magragritas :).
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  5. Drinking protein shakes is a great way to help people achieve their fitness goals. Protein is an important building block in muscle development. It also makes you feel full and encourages you to eat less. It can be difficult to consume enough protein from regular food sources. Many food sources that are high in protein are also high in fat. Protein shakes are a low fat alternative.

  6. jenny says:

    Do you think this could be adapted as a key lime pie filling? Maybe use less almond milk?

  7. Simply Tia says:

    I need this in my life right away! It looks yummy and sounds very healthy.
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  8. BigFATcook says:

    Love the idea, the recipe looks really cool!!
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  9. I don’t drink protein shakes on a regular basis, but I sure can’t wait to try this one out! Great flavors.
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