This is a delicious and refreshing lime smoothie made using a whole lime!

It’s zesty, sweet and so easy to make!

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Lime Smoothies

Lime Smoothie (Using Whole Lime)

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Sip on a zesty lime smoothie using a whole lime! Blend the lime with mango, spinach, coconut water, and ice for a refreshingly tangy, hydrating drink.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 small lime, peeled, and seeds removed.
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 handful spinach (washed)
  • 1/2 coconut water
  • 3 cubes of ice to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Peel the lime, and remove the seeds.
  2. Measure the rest of your ingredients and set them aside.
  3. To a Nutribullet or a higher-capacity blender, add the lime, spinach, and coconut water first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Blend for 3-4 minutes until smooth.
  5. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe tips, smoothie variations, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 218
  • Sugar: 30.1g
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.9g
  • Fiber: 10.7g
  • Protein: 4.5g

What Are The Benefits Of Lime Smoothie

Lime Smoothies

This fruit lime smoothie contains healthy fresh ingredients, which all contribute to benefits.

Here’s an overview of the benefits of drinking this lime smoothie:

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Mango and lime provide a wealth of antioxidants that protect cells from oxidative stress and inflammation. (Source)
  • Boosts Hydration: Coconut water is a natural hydrator, replenishing fluids and electrolytes, making this smoothie perfect for post-exercise recovery. (Source)
  • Supports Digestive Health: High in dietary fiber, especially from chia seeds and spinach, this smoothie can aid in digestion and promote regular bowel movements. (Source)
  • Enhances Immune Function: The high vitamin C content from lime, mango, and spinach supports the immune system, helping to fend off illnesses. (Source)
  • Promotes Heart Health: Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce heart disease risk factors. (Source)
  • Improves Skin Health: Vitamins A and C, present in mango and spinach, are vital for skin regeneration and collagen production, contributing to healthy, glowing skin. (Source)
  • Supports Bone Health: Spinach provides vitamin K, calcium, and magnesium, essential nutrients for maintaining strong and healthy bones. (Source)
  • Provides Energy: The natural sugars in mango and coconut water offer a quick energy boost, while chia seeds provide sustained energy due to their fiber content.
  • Aids in Weight Loss: This smoothie is filling yet low in calories, making it an excellent choice for those looking to lose weight without sacrificing nutrition.

Lime Smoothie

Recipe Variations & Notes:

There are many different variations of this smoothie you could try, should you want to.

I have tested several different variations myself, which I am going to recommend below:

  1. Extra Citrus: Include an orange or a grapefruit for an extra citrusy flavor. 
  2. Use Berries: The mango can be substituted for berries of your choice. Blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries all work very well!
  3. Add a Protein Boost: Incorporate a scoop of your favorite protein powder, such as whey, pea, or hemp protein.
  4. Incorporate Healthy Fats: Add a tablespoon of flaxseed oil or a small avocado to your smoothie. These ingredients will not only add a creamy texture but also provide healthy fats, which are essential for brain health and can help keep you feeling full longer.
  5. Spice It Up: Sprinkle in some ginger for an added flavor kick and health benefits. You can use fresh ginger root, or powdered ginger. 

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The smoothie recipe was compatible with all my eight different blenders.

If you own a different blender and a model, let me know if it worked, so I can add it to this list to help others!

Dietary:

Type Of Diet Suitable
Vegan-Friendly
Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Diabetic-Friendly
Paleo-Friendly
Keto-Friendly
Raw Food-Friendly
Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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