Coconut Lime Smoothie – Fresh and Fancy

This month’s smoothie was a joy to share. We saw some new faces at Smoothie Club at both Fairmont and Highland Hospitals, and we even had a new member purchase 4 drinks to share with his coworkers! Thanks Robbie! You’re awesome!

coconut lime smoothie

photo credit Robert Wetzlmayr

In light of the heat we’ve been having, I wanted to continue the light, refreshing trend we started last month with the Green Goddess Smoothie. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize when I wrote the recipe that lime prices are skyrocketing! I did see today that the prices have dropped back down by 42% this week though — refreshing news itself! Hopefully that will all get taken care of soon enough. I’ve heard quite a few stories of restaurants attempting to serve lemons with their Mexican fare — keep your lemons away from my tacos! There are too many great uses for limes in spring and summer cuisine where lemon simply won’t cut it. I believe this recipe is one of those uses, if I do say so myself!

lime smoothie

photo credit Oven Fresh

A tropical blend of coconut, avocado, and lime with a WHOLE HEART of romaine lettuce, this sweet treat is perfect for a poolside afternoon with a book and a big hat. It’s refreshing yet filling, delicious and nutritious. A bit of the rind is included to give the drink an extra zing of lime-y flavor and an extra punch of micronutrients and healthy citrus oils. With great age-fighting antioxidants for skin health, lime rinds can even be applied right to your face to help with hyperpigmentation!

coconut lime smoothie

photo credit Stacey Spensley

Coconut Lime Fancy Fresh Smoothie

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ lime rind
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 whole heart of romaine
  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut water
  • Maple syrup (about 1/2 a tablespoon or to taste)

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