Hello divas! I hope that your weekend was fabulous and that you are ready for a wonderful week ahead. I ran my first half marathon of the year so I am moving a bit slower than normal lol. It was a great race, though. And I will be sure to have a recap up soon. But today I want to get a bit into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with some “green” food. As you know, I have a serious sweet tooth. I have been trying to eat clean and limit my sugar this year, but I love my sweets. I am always trying to find ways to indulge in some sweetness without the guilt that comes with killing the diet. This time of year as spring approaches, I just think about how much I love key lime. So today I am sharing another easy healthy recipe – my light key lime cupcakes with greek yogurt icing.
Growing up, I always loved a good key lime pie. My aunt lived in south Florida so she would bring up some key limes and other citrus every time she visited. To this day I still love a good key lime pie when I am out and about, especially in the spring and summer as the temperatures start to get warmer. My mom even makes this fantastic key lime cake recipe for Christmas every year.
But key lime cake is also great for this time of year because it is so light. For this particular recipe, I chose to start with my mom’s key lime cake recipe and make it into a lighter version and cupcakes instead. I have lightened up the original recipe to use egg whites instead of eggs, coconut oil instead of canola oil and sugar free gelatin. Whipped greek yogurt is perfect for the icing, giving it the feel and taste of icing without all the extra sugar. And, of course, I made is extra festive for St. Patty’s Day with some green sprinkles.
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If you loved this recipe, be sure to check out my other easy healthy recipes here at Divas Run for Bling such as: