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Here’s a Key Lime Pie Shake That Won’t Send Your Blood Sugar Through the Roof

Lightly sweetened with monk fruit, this smoothie aids digestion and provides an antioxidant boost. We used key limes for their uniquely tart flavor, but you can substitute with regular limes.

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Containing no carbs or calories, monk fruit is the go-to sweetener for anyone on a low-carb or ketogenic diet for its incredible ability to naturally sweeten recipes with absolutely no impact on blood sugar levels. But what the heck is monk fruit, anyway? Monk fruit is a small, round fruit native to Southeast Asia and is known by many names, including Buddha fruit and luo han guo. It’s extremely perishable and therefore typically sold dried or distilled in the form of a sweetener in North America and Europe, where it is not grown. Boasting zero calories and having a low- glycemic index, the sweetener – made by crushing the flesh of the fruit and extracting it into a powder or a liquid – is making waves in the health and wellness world. While only recently a phenom in the West, monk fruit has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese herbalism. Monk fruit is a wonderful sweetener for adding to coffee, tea, smoothies and even mains and desserts thanks to its well-rounded flavor profile. Here, we’ve used it to lightly sweeten a refreshing Key Lime Pie-inspired shake that’ll transport right onto the sunny beaches of Key West, Florida.

Key Lime Pie Shake

5 min


  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (preferably from key limes)
  • 3⁄4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1⁄2 avocado
  • 2 scoops marine collagen peptides
  • 2 1⁄2 tsp granulated monk fruit sweetener (TRY: Now Foods Organic Monk Fruit 1 to 1 Sugar Replacement)
  • ice cubes, as desired


To a blender, add all ingredients. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 recipe
  • Calories 234
  • Carbohydrate Content 22 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 17 g
  • Fiber Content 7 g
  • Protein Content 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 138 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 11 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g