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 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.

Table of Contents
  1. Health Benefits of a Lemon Peach Smoothie
  2. How to Make a Lemon Smoothie
  3. More Lemon Smoothie Recipes
  4. Perfect Lemon Smoothie Recipe
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.

how to make a refreshing smoothie

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.
lemon smoothie

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. My protein powder recipe 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.

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.

Would you please rate + review this smoothie once you make it? Your reviews help so much!

4.14 from 318 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: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1


  • 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


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


  • 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.
  • Use at least 1 frozen fruit for a refreshingly cool smoothie.


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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  1. 5 stars
    refreshing and sweet I am going to swap the peach for one orange next time
    I make a drink in the winter called citrus kick 1 grapefruit, 1 orange 1 lemon 1 lime adding ginger would be a plus!! and then leaving the grapefruit and lime out and adding orange lemon ginger and turmeric there are so many ways and it is fun to try new recipes and tingle my taste buds.

  2. 3 stars
    I am not a fan of lemon, but this was not bad. I’m loving all the beautiful colors each morning.

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this smoothie!!! I do love tart lemon flavors, so this the perfect smoothie for me. I also like that it doesn’t use banana or yogurt to sweeten like other lemon smoothies I’ve seen. Peaches are such a good choice to have in there that doesn’t interfere with the lemon flavor. Definitely will be making this again.

  4. 2 stars
    I took one for the team :o) This one wasn’t my favorite. I am not a fan of turmeric or ginger but I am working through that. I will try again and adjust the ingredients.

  5. 3 stars
    This one wasn’t my favorite but was still kinda refreshing. I’m still getting used to turmeric, but I think combined with this much lemon was too much. I needed to add some ice and some stevia to make it drinkable for me. Maybe just half a lemon, or more peaches to even it out? And unfortunately the honey just stuck to the side and bottom mostly, even in my high powered blender. Might need to pour it in with it running next time.

  6. 5 stars
    Refreshing and bursting with flavor. I love lemons, so I really enjoyed this one.

    1. 5 stars
      Lemon lemon lemon lemon ! You guys!!!! That is most delicious I ever have drink in my entire life. You guys!!!! It’s sooo good!!!!!! Worth to try it!!!! I love it. It’s not sour at all trust me….

  7. 3 stars
    Whew! This one was a challenge for me! Left the white (pith) on for added nutrition but wow was it tart! Got it all down for the win though!

  8. 2 stars
    I’ll be honest, if didn’t like this too sour or with enough sugar to cut the bitterness, to overly sweet. I think I’d like a lemon juice version better but not with pulp.

  9. 2 stars
    Not a fan. I usually enjoy tart lemon flavor. Plus I enjoy Golden Milk, so I’m familiar with the combination of turmeric and ginger. But this just paled in comparison to all the smoothies I’ve enjoyed during the 10-day Kickstart from the original book. Even with extra honey, I just didn’t care for the tart, earthy flavor.

  10. 5 stars
    Day 4 – Lemon smoothie — I was a bit worried with the risk of finding the drink to astringent but again the recipe is well calibrated and the taste was great and felt like really taking care of my health absorbing tones of vitamins. Again her in Montreal the weather is crazy cold at this time of the year and adding a strong dose of vitamin C to my diet makes lots of sense. Drank it and left for an afternoon of skiing!

  11. 5 stars
    This was an interesting tasting smoothie. I will try it again with a Meyer lemon as they are sweeter.

  12. 4 stars
    So this one is a flavor explosion in your mouth but it was bit sour! But once I finished it, I felt like my immune system got a nice boosts with all that vitamins c it’s packed with!