Tuesday, July 30

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

This is a sponsored post for Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs. A smoothie that is nutrient packed but tastes like dessert. Perfect for breakfast, the kids or post work out.


Raw eggs have always weirded me out. Even the idea of eating partially cooked eggs gave me the willies, that is until I discovered pasteurized eggs. Though I knew they were safe to consume raw, it took me months to gain the courage to actually eat a raw egg. I eased my way into the raw egg world, it started with sunny side up eggs, meringue, mayonnaise... now I have graduated to smoothies.

This smoothie is great because not only is it nutrient packed it tastes like dessert. Sometimes after a long workout  I crave something calorie laden, however I know my body needs to refuel. Smoothies are my favorite go to post workout meal. This is the best of both worlds!




 
Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Ingredients:
1- 1 1/2 cup skim milk (you can also use whole, almond, coconut, soy)
1 raw Davidson's Safest Choice Egg (this can only be made with pasteurized eggs)
1small handful baby spinach (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 an avocado
The juice of 2 limes
1 date (pit removed)
1 tsp ground flax seed
Honey to sweeten
   
Directions:

In  your blender add 1 cup of milk (add more later if needed), egg, spinach, avocado, lime juice and date. Blend until smooth. Sweeten to taste, I used about 1 tsp of honey others may prefer more or less. Add additional milk if the smoothie is too thick. Pour into serving glass and top with ground flax seed.

I am proud to say I am a brand ambassador for Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs. Over the past several months I have been exploring the benefits to cooking with pasteurized eggs. I now can feel safe cooking with my children and consuming raw or partially cooked eggs knowing there is no risk of salmonella or other foodborne illness.  For more information on pasteurization and Davidson's Safest Choice, please visit their website www.safestchoice.com

(Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, I received monetary compensation from Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs. However as always all words and opinions are 100% my own) 
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21 comments:

  1. I've made a similar smoothie to this in the past but without the egg. I'm intrigued! I'm only willing to use safest choice eggs these days so I'll give it a go.

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    1. I would not do it unless I used their eggs. The idea scares me with any other brand!

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  2. Looks delicious Carrie! I love the avocado and spinach in this smoothie! I've having a smoothie for breakfast every day. Can't wait to add this into the rotation.

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    1. Thank you Tanya! I dump avocado and spinach into most of my smoothies! Also lends a nice bright color to it.

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  3. I'm always weary of raw eggs too. I need to breakout and start trying them.

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    1. Find yourself some Safest Choice pasteurized eggs and give it a try!

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  4. I've never actually consumed a raw egg, but this smoothie has me wanting to try it. I love the vibrant green color that is this smoothie.

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    1. This was a first time for me... honestly would not even know the egg was in the smoothie!

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  5. you totally tricked me with the flax seed. I was sure it was graham crumbs! ;)

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    1. I scrounged my cupboards for something that would like like cookie crumbs but was healthy. Flax did the trick!

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  6. This sounds fabulous! Love the flavours in here!!

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  7. Oh my goodness, this looks heavenly and healthy to boot. Sign me up girlie! Well done!

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  8. The color!! So perfect :)
    Nice substitute using flax for graham crackers, too. Sneaky!

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  9. That bright green color has me memorized! Love the sound of this smoothie.

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  10. Mmm I LOVE finding new smoothie recipes and this looks fabulous! Can't wait to try this :)

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  11. I'm with ya on the whole raw egg thing, but for this smoothie I'd give it a try. Looks delicious!

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  12. Oh this smoothie sounds delicious, I'll have to give it a try too!

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  13. Can I do it and omit the egg? No access to that brand & we have farm-fresh eggs from a friend.

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  14. Is the egg safe to drink while you are pregnant?

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