Healthy Key Lime Pie Milkshake

by Kris on April 27, 2011

Last week I was delighted to receive an e-mail from Jen at Kelapo Coconuts. She had recently discovered my blog and wanted to know if she could send me some of her organic fair trade coconut oil. Being a huge fan of this trans-fat free oil I quickly replied with a resounding YES PLEASE! In the past I have not only cooked with it, but I also use it as a moisturizer for my skin and a conditioner for my dry chemically treated hair!

When the box arrived on Monday I immediately knew what my first recipe would be; a healthy, dairy free, key lime pie milkshake! Key lime pie is one of my favourite deserts, however my recent healthy lifestyle change has prevented me from the wonderful bliss of pie. So sad! I decided life was not worth living unless I managed to find a suitable replacement and so this milkshake was born.

The coconut oil combined with light coconut milkĀ  provides a smooth, thick and creamy base for this shake. The lime juice and zest add that wonderful citrus kick while the banana and agave syrup help sweeten it off.

This shake is also very versatile! You could replace the coconut milk with Greek yogurt and protein powder for a shake full of lactic acid and protein. You could also substitute the graham cracker crumbs for almond butter to make it both vegan and raw! So dust off that blender and say hello to key lime pie 2.0!

2 Tbsp. key lime juice (about 8 limes)
1 Tsp. key lime zest
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 cup light coconut milk
1 ripe frozen banana
1 Tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 Tsp. agave syrup
2 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs
Green food colouring (optional)
ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth

Top with soy or dairy based whip cream, sprinkle with additional graham crackers and garnish with a lime slice.

Serves 3-4

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Charissa April 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

This is brilliant! I’m bookmarking you on my Delicious account! I really need to make this!

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Amy (Sing For Your Supper) April 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

This looks lovely! Especially for me since I just found out I’m lactose-intolerant! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

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munchinwithmunchkin May 2, 2011 at 1:01 am

Being lactose intolerant is the worst! You could also freeze this recipe to make a key lime pie ice cream if you find yourself missing frozen treats. :)

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laura April 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

omg – cannot wait!! bookmaring on my cookmarked.com account!

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Rachel April 29, 2011 at 7:32 am

How genius!
I’ll definitely make these as soon as I get my hands on some Key Limes!

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit April 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Umm yum! This looks DELCIOUS! I use coconut oil in my hair + skin. It’s fantastic, isn’t it?

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munchinwithmunchkin April 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm

It really is! I do a coconut oil hair treatment at least once a month! It does wonders!

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Krista May 2, 2011 at 12:54 am

I made this tonight, delicious!!

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munchinwithmunchkin May 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

I’m so glad you like it!

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

gorgeous photo!

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cookie and kate May 4, 2011 at 2:07 am

Your frozen treats always look incredible! I’ve got to try this one.

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munchinwithmunchkin May 4, 2011 at 2:32 am

Thank you! This one is definitely one of my favourites.

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Kate October 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Wow! Getting a free jar of coconut oil in the mail is a definite WIN! That’s my favorite oil for cooking and for baking. I’m glad you enjoyed your freebie…and found such a tasty use for it. I’ve never thought of translating key lime pie into a shake, but since I read your post, I can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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milkshake February 13, 2012 at 3:14 am

Very nice photo and recipe

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