Lemon Smoothie

Are you tired of the same old smoothie recipes? Want to try something new that’s both delicious and nutritious? Look no further than this ultimate lemon smoothie recipe. Perfect for any time of day or as post-workout fuel, this flavor-packed smoothie is bursting with antioxidants and vitamins. You can make this refreshing drink and customize it to your liking. Get ready to sip and enjoy the ultimate lemon smoothie!

Two glasses of lemon smoothies have yellow paper straws and lemon slices on the side. There are fresh lemons around the glasses.

You know I love a good fruit smoothie. Take, for example, this watermelon banana smoothie. It’s so bright and flavorful! I could drink it every day!

But you’ve got to mix things up, and that’s where this lemon smoothie comes in handy.

Key Ingredients

Before diving into making the ultimate lemon smoothie, take a moment to gather your ingredients. Having everything ready before you start will make the process much smoother. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Lemon — I used one fresh lemon, but if your lemons are small, you might need two.
  • Frozen Bananas — Just like with my nice cream, frozen bananas yield a creamy texture that makes this smoothie so delicious! Worried about too much banana flavor? The flavor of the lemon shines through!
  • Protein Powder — I prefer using vanilla protein powder to add nutrition and flavor. Many protein powders have sweeteners, but if yours does not, consider adding some syrup sweetener, like maple syrup.
  • Spices — Add some ground ginger and ground turmeric for color and flavor.
  • Ice — We’ll add crushed ice to the blender to make that smoothie absolutely perfect!

Once you have all your ingredients, it’s time to get blending!

How to Make a Lemon Smoothie

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  1. Add the frozen bananas, protein powder, and spices to the blender. Let it sit so the bananas can soften slightly.
  2. Zest the lemon and add it to a blender.
  3. Blend on low speed to break the ingredients down into chunks.
  4. Peel the pith from the lemon and add the peeled lemon to the blender, removing seeds if you find them.
  5. Pulse in short bursts for several seconds.
  6. Add crushed ice and water. Let this sit for a minute, then blend on low speed to break up the ice.
  7. Gradually increase speed until the mixture becomes smooth.
  8. Take a taste test. If you’d like it to be sweeter, add a bit of stevia or maple syrup.
  9. Pour the smoothie into glasses, top with lemon slices, and enjoy!

Prepare Your Blender

To make the perfect lemon smoothie, begin with a perfectly functioning blender.

  • Before you start throwing ingredients into it, make sure to clean the blender jar thoroughly. Any residual flavors or odors from previous uses can impact the flavor of your smoothie. 
  • Once everything is in the blender, give it a few seconds at the lowest speed to break up large chunks, then gradually increase the speed until everything is blended smoothly.
  • If the motor makes a whirring sound, stop and let the mixture sit, or add a bit of water to help the smoothie blend without impacting your blender’s motor.

With your lemon smoothie mixture fully blended, it’s time to move on to the next step: adding your preferred toppings. So whether you add granola or a few slices of fresh fruit, your perfectly blended lemon smoothie is ready to be enjoyed in all its delicious glory.

Smoothie Toppings

With your lemon smoothie mixture fully blended, the fun begins: adding your favorite toppings.

There are endless possibilities, so let’s get creative!

  • Strawberry Lemon Smoothie — For a burst of color and flavor, try adding fresh chopped strawberries.
  • More Berries — Don’t stop there! You can add fresh raspberries or blueberries to the mix, too!
  • Indulgence — If you’re feeling indulgent, a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of chocolate chips will do the trick.
  • Healthy Crunch — Add some protein granola or sliced almonds.
  • Minty Fresh — If you want to keep it simple, a few mint leaves will complement the tangy lemon flavor perfectly.

Once you’ve added your toppings, it’s time to sit back, relax, and sip on your refreshing lemon smoothie. The smooth texture and bright, citrusy taste will leave you feeling energized and satisfied.

Sip Slowly and Enjoy

Once you’ve added your toppings, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Take a moment to appreciate the vibrant colors and textures of your lemon smoothie creation before you take a sip. As the cool, creamy liquid flows over your taste buds, you’ll feel refreshed and invigorated.

Remember to drink slowly so you don’t get brain freeze! [Source]

The tangy lemon flavor combined with your chosen toppings will create a symphony of flavors in your mouth.

So sit back, relax, and take in the moment as you savor each sip of your homemade lemon smoothie. It’s a perfect refreshment for a hot summer day or a delicious breakfast treat any time of the year.

Remember, the joy of making your own lemon ginger smoothie is not only about the process but also the experience of sipping and enjoying it.

Let this inspire you to keep creating and experimenting with different flavors in your kitchen!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • VIBRANT — Adding ground turmeric gives a color boost to this smoothie.
  • EASY — It takes only a few ingredients and a few minutes to make this refreshing beverage.
  • FUN — Can you imagine sitting next to the pool sipping this colorful smoothie? What a fun and relaxing day!
Looking down on a lemon smoothie with a lemon slice resting on top. There is a yellow straw and a fresh lemon in the background.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Is lemon good in smoothies?

Lemon delivers a unique flavor that can be enjoyed by those looking for a twist on the traditional smoothie. It is also a good source of vitamin C, which supports the immune system and can help with digestion. Additionally, the zesty flavor of lemon can balance out the sweetness of other fruits and ingredients in the smoothie.

Are lemon smoothies healthy?

Lemon smoothies can be a great way to maintain a healthy diet, as they are a good source of vitamin C and other essential nutrients. Lemon smoothies made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and other natural sweeteners are healthier than those made with packaged juices or artificial ingredients. Adding protein powder, greens, and chia seeds can make a smoothie even more nutritious.

Two glasses of smoothies hold bright orange mixtures. There are lemon wedges and straws in the glasses. There are fresh lemons around the smoothies.

Storage Tips

Fruit smoothies are best served fresh. However, you can refrigerate them for up to 24 hours. You can also freeze any leftover smoothies. Remove the frozen smoothie from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature until it softens to a slushie consistency.

More Smoothies

If you love this lemon smoothie recipe, here are more smoothie favorites to try:

In summary, this ultimate lemon smoothie is a refreshing and healthy way to fuel your body with essential vitamins and nutrients.

By following these simple steps – gathering your ingredients, preparing your blender, blending your ingredients, adding your toppings, and sipping and enjoying – you’ll have a delicious and nutritious drink that you can customize to your liking.

So, what are you waiting for? Try this lemon smoothie today, and cheers to your health! As the saying goes, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”

A closeup of a lemon smoothie in a glass. There is a yellow straw and a lemon slice in the glass. There are fresh lemons and another smoothie in the background.

Lemon Banana Smoothie

This delicious lemon smoothie tastes like a lemonade slushy! It's made with fresh fruit, protein powder, and crushed ice. It's so refreshing!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 smoothies
Calories: 125kcal


  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 cup frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 cup ice


  • Add the frozen bananas, protein powder, and spices to the blender and let it sit for a few minutes for the bananas to soften.
  • Zest the lemon and add it to a blender.
    Lemon zest sits in a microplane on top of a blender with other ingredients. There are fresh lemons around the blender.
  • Remove the pith fron the lemon and add the rest of the lemon to the blender, removing seeds if you find them. Blend until smooth.
    Looking down on a blender with fresh lemon pieces and other ingredients. There are fresh lemons and lemon peels around the blender.
  • Add a cup of frozen crushed ice and ½ cup of water. Let it sit for a minute then blend on low speed to break up the ice. Gradually increase speed until the mixture becomes smooth. Take a taste test. If you'd like it to be sweeter, add a bit of stevia or maple syrup.
  • Pour the smoothie into glasses, top with lemon slices, and enjoy!
  • You can refreeze any leftover slushies. Remove from the freezer and allow it to sit at room temperature until it softens to a slushie consistency.

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Optional additions

  • Add a scoop of protein powder to give the smoothie an extra boost of protein.
  • Throw in a handful of spinach for a nutrient boost and a slight green color.
  • A tablespoon of maple syrup can be added for a touch of sweetness.
Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

2 Responses to Lemon Smoothie

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDebbie Reply

    5 stars
    I had some extra lemons so I made this smoothie and it was yummy!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I’m so glad you liked it Debbie!

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