LimeLime adds a tangy, citrus flavor and is an appropriate addition for some smoothie recipes.

Lime Nutrition and Health Benefits

Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, which studies suggest help boost the immune system and protects against arthritis.

Lime are high in antioxidants and have anti-cancer properties. Flavonoids in limes have been shown to stop cancer cell division as well as having antibiotic properties. Limes have have been used to help prevent Cholera outbreaks in west Africa (more).

Smoothie Recipes

Creamy Lime Smoothie
1/2 lime, peeled
1 banana
1 pear
1 tsp agave nectar
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1/2 – 1 cup water

Calories: 234 | Fat: 1g (grams) | Protein: 4.1g | Carbs: 58.6g | Calcium: 11% | Vitamin A: 83% | Vitamin C: 90%

Lime Smoothie
1/2 lime, peeled
1 cup honeydew melon
1 pear
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1/2 cup water if needed

Calories: 167 | Fat: 0.3g (grams) | Protein: 3g | Carbs: 44.6g | Calcium: 10% | Vitamin A: 189% | Vitamin C: 167%

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How To Select Limes

Limes are readily available and can be purchased fresh all year. Look for limes that are heavy for their size and store them away from sunlight.

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Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.

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