Lime, Chili & Chocolate Smoothie: Zingy, Spicy and Decadent!

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Give your taste buds a treat with this Lime, Chili & Chocolate Smoothie

Lime and Chili Chocolate Smoothie

I first made this lime, chili and chocolate smoothie a very long time ago and I’m not sure why it’s taken me quite so long to get round to posting it.  Of course anything with chocolate in it is usually a winner with most people (apart from my husband) but this one is definitely a posh chocolate smoothie with undertones of zingy lime and a kick from the chili.  Your taste buds will really thank you for this one!

Lime and Chili Chocolate Smoothie

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Lime, Chili & Chocolate Smoothie: Zingy, Spicy and Decadent!

  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Milk (Dairy Free Almond, Coconut, Soya etc.)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Berries (Fresh or frozen, any combination. I used mixed frozen summer berries.)
  • 2 Bananas (Fresh or Frozen. I used frozen.)
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 2 cups Spinach ( Or other mild greens) OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost.
  • 1/4 cup Almonds (Whole or ground (ground if you don’t have a high speed blender))
  • 3 tablespoons Cocoa / Carob Powder
  • 1/2 cup Raisins, Dates or Date Paste (I used Raisins)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder or fresh Chili to taste (I used Cayenne Pepper. I like spicy food but if you don’t like it so spicy just add a pinch.)
  • 4 Limes (Juice of)

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients in the order listed.
  2. If you are making a green smoothie blend the greens and liquid first and then blend the rest of the ingredients. This creates more space in your blender.
  3. Add more water if required to thin it out.
  4. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have.
  5. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending.
  6. You can also replace half of the liquids with ice. Add the ice at the end. It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down.

Notes

  • This smoothie serves 2 but if you have an active job, do work outs or have higher calorie requirements you may need to drink both servings.
  • If you are new to Green Thickies and have more questions about making the perfect green thickie, please read this guide on How to make a Green Thickie.  Or read this guide on How to make a smoothie perfect every time.
  • Find out more about adding OATS or QUINOA to your smoothies.
  • The RECIPE for DATE PASTE can be found here.
  • Suitable for Special Diets: Gluten free (Use GF Oats or Quinoa), raw (Use raw oats/quinoa), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, wheat free, soya free (don’t use soya milk), salt free (don’t add salt), nut free (replace nuts with sunflower or pumpkin seeds. This doesn’t include coconuts)

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 500 ml/ 1 pint/ 20 oz

* If you want to check if you can drink green thickies on your special diet,) please read this first. This will suggest some substitutions so you can still enjoy Green Thickies with ingredients you can tolerate.

Katherine Kyle @ Green Thickies

Founder at Green Thickies
Katherine lost 56 pounds and recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Green Thickies.
Read Katherine's inspiring comeback story, From Fat and Fatigued To Lean and Loving Life In 4 Months.
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Comments

  1. Interesting flavour combination. but I’m totally sold! I like that this is a little different from the usual chili and chocolate!

  2. Mmm…sounds good!

  3. Limes in a smoothie…I love it! Must try this one tomorrow morning. Already made my thickie today! :)

  4. This recipe is brilliant! I’ve had your blog bookmarked for some time now, but have really been concentrating on juicing…and getting really bored with it. Then I remembered your blog and, voila, bored no more. I can’t get over how filling and satisfying these thickies are…but it makes sense: banana, oats, almonds…all filling foods. I made only a quarter of this recipe (only had 1/2 frozen banana), and I was still really full. Are you sure these aren’t going to pack on the pounds using once a day with a primarily plant based diet? They feel so decadent!

  5. Nutrition information? It is really confusing how some recipes can be quick printed, some can only be tweeted, and some have to be copy and pasted to print…. only about a third have nutritional information…. could an attempt at some continuity for my OCD mind be taken into consideration? Thanks…

    • Hi Minni, sorry, we are in the process of making everything savable on Pinterest and able to tweet them. Hopefully have it all the same within the next 2 weeks. x

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