Who doesn’t love all things lemon? This 5 Minute Lemon Smoothie guarantees to be a hit as it’s one of the best summer smoothie recipes and it’s a healthy drink for kids. Just the smell of lemon makes me salivate. That’s why I had to create a healthy fruit recipe that reflected the flavor and boy oh boy this is it!

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5 Minute Lemon Smoothie: Healthy Drinks For Kids

How To Make A Lemon Smoothie in Under 5 Minutes and Benefits

Add all ingredients to the blender and 1 cup of ice. Blend on high, typically 60-90 seconds. 

A simple fruit recipe that’s also delicious and nutritious. Throw all the ingredients into a blender, blend 60-90 seconds for a high-speed blender. My husband spoiled me and recently gifted me what I call the Mercedes of all blenders. But we use it every single day at least once but often multiple times. It never leaves my counter. Add raspberries and make it a raspberry lemonade smoothie.

 

So I am using the Vita-Mix as a mama of two, satisfying my children’s sweet tooth while delivering nutrient-dense food has been a priority and a challenge, let’s be honest. I was raised this way. My tastes weren’t “raised” this way. Mine was developed on Spaghetti-O’s and Salisbury Steak. But as a Wellness Warrior, I learned that our bodies crave the food we eat and so I have made it my mission to fill my babies mouths and bellies with as much of the good stuff as often as possible. This led me to create simple and delicious plant-filled recipes and simple fruit recipe smoothies. You’ll never even know they are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and filled with nutrition.

 

As a business owner and brand director, I need things that are convenient and easy. Now that my kids are 10 & 16, I also need them to be able to make it! I mean my 16-year-old is closer to independence than being under my care. As I develop recipes I try to envision her being able to duplicate them in a door room or small apartment. Simplicity is key and why our family and community have fallen in love with smoothies, smoothie bowls, overnight oats, salads-in-a-jar and more. 

 

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Health Benefits of Lemon Smoothies

Did you know these tiny little kidney bean-shaped seeds have incredible health benefits? They are said to support everything from strengthening our bones to reducing inflammation. That’s why I’m drinking a daily lemon smoothie all summer long.

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What To Do With Frozen Fruit Besides Smoothies: Healthy drink options for kids 

It might sound crazy to you, but my kids LOVE frozen fruit bowls, especially lemonade drinks. For an afterschool snack or a hot summer day they will legitimately open up the freezer and pack a bowl with an array of fruit. Be sure to buy organic, as many of the frozen fruit varieties are some of the most chemical-laden fruits. Unsure which plants really need to be purchase certified organic? I recommend you check the yearly Dirty Dozen / Clean Fifteen list every year. I find this list through an organization I support, The Environmental Working Group. 

Can you make fruit smoothies the night before like this lemon smoothie

Want to consume more smoothies but mornings are hectic? I have a lot of clients ask if they can make them the night before and pop them in the fridge. The short answer is, “yes”. However, I always explain that this wouldn’t be considered my first choice. I first try to see if we can create a habit that allows them to be made fresh.

Why, you ask? We’ve all witnessed an apple that was cut and starts to brown, or a banana. This is called oxidation (and the same reason why those green powders everyone is throwing in their shakes have minimal to no health benefits, they are exposed to air).

As the blade slices the cell wall and exposes the produce the heat. This all begins the oxidation process which reduces the enzymes and nutrition. However, if blending directly before consuming is not an option here are a few tips to help you maintain the most nutrition:

  1. Always use organic produce
  2. Store in the fridge, near the back where it is coldest
  3. Store in a vacuum sealed container 
  4. Don’t open until you are ready to consume
  5. Don’t add ice, as this will further dilute the nutrients

 

Also check out my Spinach Pineapple Banana Smoothie if you want a taste of a tropical getaway. 

 

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Lemon Smoothie

5 Minute Lemon Smoothie

A delicious smoothie to make you taste buds jump!

Course: Main Course

Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 5 min

Yield: 2

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 150 gram Forager Project Lemon Cashewgurt
  • 1 Half a Lemon juiced
  • 1 serving Juice Plus Complete – Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Nutiva Organic Chia Seed
  • 240 gram Kirkland organic Vanilla unsweetened almond non-dairy beverage milk (1C/240mL)
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric ground
  • 1 oz Walnuts
  • 69 gram(s) Woodstock Organic Frozen Peaches

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and 1 cup of ice. Blend on high, typically 60-90 seconds.
  2. Serving Size: Makes 2
  3. Number of Servings: 2
  4. Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LINDSAYA_COM.

Amount Per Serving (2)

  • Calories: 320.9
  • Protein: 13.9 g
  • Carbohydrate: 33.8 g
  • Fat: 16.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 174.0 mg
  • Fiber: 12.7 g

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