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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.

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How to remove the rind from a lemon

  1. Wash and dry the lemon before removing the peel.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the rind (like you would an apple). Leaving as much of the white pith on the lemon as possible. This has the most vitamix C of the entire lemon!
  3. Discard the rind and cut the lemon 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. 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!

4.15 from 436 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

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

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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  1. 3 stars
    Kinda bland which was shocking since I added 2 inches of ginger instead of 1 inch. I also added 1 cup cauliflower, collagen protein powder and 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil because I’m using this as a meal supplement. Also I substituted frozen peaches for frozen mango because that’s the fruit I had on hand.

  2. 5 stars
    Love this kick of sunshine on a dreary cold January day! I used cactus water and also used the zest. What a “POW” of brightness! Love this one!

  3. 4 stars
    MY FAVORITE ONE YET! I’m a huge lemon fan, so that hit of tart, fresh, citrisy goodness was just the ticket!! I added hemp, flax and chia seeds as well, and promptly put more lemons on my grocery list! So SAD this challenge is over… enjoyed every recipe!!

  4. 5 stars
    Love this lemony breakfast!! I think I definitely need to heed Jen and use unflavored protein powder. The vanilla pp I added was really off (I have a ton of this powder bought on sale, ugh). I added tofu and used a cup of kefir to boost the protein.

  5. I accidentally used 1/2 of my lemon for another recipe, all other ingredients exact. Hubby and I like it.

  6. 5 stars
    This was perfect for mid-morning pick me up! Loved it. I added 1 tsp of turmeric and lemon zest. What a kick it had!

  7. 2 stars
    This was way to tart for me, but drank it all down for the wonderful health benefits:)

  8. 5 stars
    Surprisingly delicious!! I probably would not have tried this on my own, but I am so glad that I did!!

  9. 5 stars
    I wasn’t so sure about this one, but I was pleasantly surprised! Yes it’s tart, so I added a little more peach and doubled the honey. It was still tart, but in a very refreshingly summer-like way! I will definitely make this again when I need that boost of vitamin C or a sunny start to my day!