This Blimey Limey Smoothie Copycat is tangy and refreshing. Made with frozen strawberries and pineapples, orange and lime juice, and no refined sugar, this smoothie is a delicious dupe to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe favorite.
What is a Blimey Limey at Tropical Smoothie Cafe:
The Blimey Limey Smoothie is a limeade-based smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe. It tastes much like a frozen limeade with a strawberry and pineapple kick.
What goes into a Blimey Limey from Tropical Smoothie Cafe?
- Limeade Concentrate
- Orange Juice Concentrate
- Turbinado Sugar or Splenda
How Many Calories Are In A Blimey Limey?
Now, we don’t count calories around here, but if this is something that you’re concerned about, a 24-ounce Blimey Limey Smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe has 480 calories and 113 grams of sugar according to their nutrition guide. Not particularly healthy, but can easily be enjoyed as a treat when you're out and about.
Ingredients for a Blimey Limey Smoothie Copycat:
- Frozen Fruit: this recipe calls for frozen pineapples and strawberries.
- Orange Juice: great for a Vitamin C boost without overpowering the smoothie.
- Lime Juice: for the tangy “limey” flavor.
- Water: to prevent the smoothie from being too thick. Trust me, this will not dilute the intense flavors of the fruit and juices.
- Sweetener: I used maple syrup for this recipe. You can also use date syrup or coconut sugar to keep this smoothie refined-sugar free.
How to Make this Smoothie:
- Add the water, orange juice, lime juice, maple syrup, frozen strawberries, and pineapples to your blender. Be sure to add the liquids first.
- Blend. Start by blending on medium until the frozen fruit starts to break down, then increase the speed to high and continue to blend until smooth. Once smooth, decrease the blender speed back to low, before finishing.
- Enjoy your smoothie right away.
Add a Nutritional Boost:
- Chia Seeds: add in a tablespoon for a great source of calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.
- Hemp Seeds: a tablespoon of hempseeds is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber.
- Greens: for added nutrition, toss in a handful of spinach or kale. This won’t change the overall flavor of your smoothie, but will simply change the color. Feel free to use cooked or raw greens.
- Cauliflower: adding about a cup of frozen cauliflower is a good way to get more veggies in for the day and it will make the smoothie thick and creamy without changing the flavor.
More Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love:
- The Best Sour Apple Smoothie
- The Best Blue Spirulina Smoothie Without Banana
- The Best Banana Avocado Smoothie (Dairy-Free)