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.
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 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
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process thoroughly.
Yield: 1 serving Calories: 350 Protein: 25 grams
Recipe Source: Oxygen Magazine January 2013