Pucker up and sip on this lovely lemon smoothie. Learn how to make a lemon smoothie with ease and enjoy all the brightness these vibrant fruits have to offer.

lemon smoothie

This vibrant and refreshing lemon smoothie is just what your body needs to stay energized and healthy. Frozen peaches, lemon and honey as well as ginger and turmeric are blended into a nutritious drink. It even tastes like a blast of citrusy sunshine. Just 5 wholesome ingredients (plus water) are needed to learn how to make a lemon smoothie, and drink to your health.

lemon peach smoothie

Health Benefits of a Lemon Peach Smoothie

Lemon– This smoothie calls for a whole lemon without the rind. Lemon flesh provides fiber to help you feel full longer. Lemons also give this smoothie a dose of vitamin C, which is just what your body needs to fend off both cold and flu viruses.

Peaches– Peaches are in the stone fruit family, and stone fruit gets its name from the hard, inner seed. They are an excellent source of vitamin C to support a healthy immune system. Peaches may also prevent certain types of cancer and aid in digestion.

Honey– Honey not only adds natural sweetness to this lemon smoothie, it’s also a natural energy booster. Look for raw honey in the baking aisle of your grocery store. Unlike pasteurized honey, Raw honey does not undergo the heating process, and all of the nutrients are preserved. Raw honey has antioxidant and natural anti-bacterial properties that can help improve digestive system as well as help you stay healthy.

Ginger– Ginger contains the anti-inflammatory compound gingerol. Ginger also helps promote healthy digestion, lower blood pressure, and increased immunity. Peel the skin from the ginger with a sharp paring knife before grating the flesh.

Turmeric– Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory compound. The medicinal effects of turmeric work at the molecular level to tame inflammation that leads to diseases like heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and Alzheimer’s. Turmeric delivers antioxidants for boosting your immune system. If you don’t have access to fresh turmeric for your lemon smoothie, then you can swap in dried powdered turmeric. If using fresh, then use about a ½ tablespoon-sized knob. Peel the turmeric first, then grate before adding to the blender.

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How to remove the rind from a lemon

  1. Wash and dry the lemon before cutting.
  2. Lay the lemon lengthwise on the cutting board. Hold the lemon with one hand and cut the top end off the lemon, removing about ¼”- ½”. Repeat with the bottom end.
  3. Sit the lemon on one of its freshly cut flat ends on the cutting board. The lemon will now stay upright as you cut the peel from the sides.
  4. Carefully cut the rind from the lemon in strips from the top to the bottom, following the curve of the lemon. Cut as close to the lemon flesh as you possibly can, removing the white pith along with the rind. Discard the rind and cut the lemon flesh into quarters. This fleshy part of the lemon contains the fiber, and adding this to your smoothie will keep you feeling full longer.
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How to make a lemon smoothie

Combine the frozen peaches, lemon, honey, ginger and turmeric in a high-power blender. Blend until creamy and smooth. Add water for a thinner consistency.

Make this immune-boosting lemon peach smoothie part of your weekly breakfast routine. Get healthy and energized as you sip on this delicious and wholesome smoothie.

Boosting with protein

If you’re looking to turn this smoothie into a meal, then I recommending boosting it with a plant based protein powder. Protein Smoothie Boost offers 10 grams of plant based protein, along with 4 grams of healthy fat and 7 grams of fiber.

Boosting smoothies like this lemon smoothie helps keep you full longer, as well as helps the body turn the natural sugar from this smoothie into useable energy.

 

4.12 from 312 votes

Perfect Lemon Smoothie

Light, refreshing, and perfect for warm weather, this lemon smoothie is a great start to summer. The sweet peaches offset the tart lemon, while the fresh ginger brings out a bit of tang. 
Prep: 3 mins
Blending Time: 2 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1

Ingredients  

  • 1 lemon peeled
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ inch ginger root fresh
  • 1 cup peach frozen
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional

Instructions 

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

Notes

  • To make this smoothie vegan, replace honey with maple syrup.
  • Meyer lemons are slightly sweeter than traditional lemons, which can help if you don't love the pucker or a lemon.

Nutrition

Serving: 16oz, Calories: 137kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 374mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 504IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg
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More lemon smoothie recipes

I love adding lemon to my smoothies so I have some more fun recipes to share with you!

If you blended a smoothie that tastes less than great, then try adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to it. Lemon can help brighten up that smoothie a bit, as well as bring the other flavors together.

If you find lemons a bit too tart for a smoothie, then try buying Meyer lemons. I can seriously eat these lemons by themselves, they are so sweet and juicy.

About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    I loved this. So refreshing. It was a much thinner smoothie almost like juice so it went down fast. It also has a much smaller yield but also quicker to throw together. This is new favorite. I used aquafaba for the water and it made it frothy

  2. 3 stars
    Sorry late posting my review. I was running all around preparing for the fast approaching storm system I am to get & fell asleep early. This was definitely not my favorite smoothie. I followed your suggestion & left the pith on my lemon. That made this recipe very bitter & I ended up chugging instead of sipping & enjoying this smoothie. I will try modifying this & perhaps try it again in the high heat months of summer. Not the way I wanted to begin my morn.

  3. 5 stars
    I love how different this recipe is. It’s tart and refreshing. I think next time I make it I’ll use coconut milk for the base instead of water to make it creamier and cut back on the tart just a bit

  4. 5 stars
    Very refreshing and tasted great. I’ll be making this again for sure. I did some modifications based on the review of others. I only used 1/4 teaspoon of powered turmeric and used 2 T of raw honey. Fresh peaches not in season so used canned (in juices not syrup). And, I juiced my lemon. It was still on the tart side, but probably less so than the recipe as is.

  5. For me, the Perfect Lemon Smoothie was perfectly horrible. I followed the recipe as closely as possible but used a lemon from my tree. I like lemon and am familiar with all of the other ingredients. Unfortunately, my smoothie tasted sour and medicinal. It was so acidic, I had to eat and drink other things to dilute it in my system. Perhaps the lemon, although completely yellow, was not ripe enough. It is the beginning of this year’s crop.

    I tried adding half a banana and lots more honey which helped a bit but not much. I agree that all the ingredients should be good for us but this smoothie actually hurt me being so acidic. I managed to drink about half of it and wished I hadn’t. Now, I am wondering how to fix it and salvage what I put in it. However, I hate to throw good stuff in only to have to discard it all. It will sit in my refrigerator until I decide its fate. Reading others’ reviews, I have to wonder what went so terribly wrong with mine.

    1. 5 stars
      Loved this smoothie. It was refreshing and light, and easy to make.

  6. 5 stars
    Loved this smoothie. My household loves lemon flavors and this smoothie was right up there ally. We normally drink a hot morning tonic that has some of the same ingredients and this is a nice cold alternative that taste great. I will definitely add this to my list of favorite smoothies.

  7. 5 stars
    Day 4 Smoothie Challenge:
    When life gives you lemon’s make Lemon Smoothie!
    The color is so bright and cheerful. This one would make your day. The tart flavor of lemon balanced with peach and turmeric is lip smacking. Hint of ginger gave it the kick. It is a delight to taste this one.

  8. 3 stars
    Smoothie Challenge – Day 4

    First off, let me say that I have ALWAYS hated lemons, so my opinion is not because it’s a bad smoothie, but that it really is not my thing. However, our other 2 family members LOVE lemon, and had a completely different reaction to the smoothie. So I averaged my rating between our extremes of appreciation. 🙂

    All of us felt the smoothie was wayyyy too sour, and would have preferred more sweetener. Each of us practically jumped from the unexpected shock of sour taste in the first sip.

    I was unable to taste much more than the lemon, but I think the protein powder and turmeric and ginger were pleasant undertones. I’d have preferred those to be more prominent. The other family members were more able to taste those flavors, since (yucky) lemon doesn’t distract them. They really enjoyed the complexity of flavors in the smoothie.

    We might try this with oranges instead, in the future, in hopes I might enjoy that combination.

  9. 4 stars
    I really enjoyed this smoothie. Though my husband found it a bit too bitter for his tastes. Oddly enough, despite having less volume I found that it needed extra blending compared to the other smoothies for the chunks to get worked out.

  10. 4 stars
    Tart but refreshing. I can’t say I’ve ever had a lemon smoothie. It was much better than I thought it would be.

  11. 2 stars
    The color of this smoothie is amazing. But we did not enjoy the taste as much as the previous ones.

  12. 4 stars
    This was refreshing. It did make me pucker a bit, and the heat from the ginger crept up at the end of a drink, but it was still enjoyable. It seems like it would be even more pleasant in the summer months. I’m allergic to peaches so I substituted mangos and it was still tasty.

  13. 2 stars
    I did not enjoy this smoothie. It is healthy and I could drink it if I am under the weather and need an immune system booster, but it will not find a spot in my regular rotation. If you love ginger and love lemons then this is the smoothie for you. For me, it was too tart and tangy.

  14. 4 stars
    I loved the fresh citrus/ginger tang. Added extra ginger and included the lemon peel from my Meyer lemon as it is very sweet and tasty. Not sure how much of the peach flavor came through but with add addition of vanilla protein and collagen peptide powder is was very good.