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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. 5 stars
    I liked the lemon it was refreshing and smooth. I also liked that we using the ginger and turmeric. It. made me feel. like I was doing something healthy for myself. The honey is a bit more sugar than I would have liked to use but one day did not throw me off. I enjoyed the whole challenge it was fun.
    #Challenge Day 7

  2. 5 stars
    I really enjoyed this smoothies it was light and stimulating. Taste was smooth and refreshing this is another keeper for me. I. like all the. smoothies is this challenge. The chocolate banana I liked a little too much, I wanted to make 64 ounces and drink it right up. I left it at the recommended amount. and I will have to control myself with that one. I liked the idea of using the ginger and turmeric in the smoothie and the lemon was the topping on the cake.
    #Challenge Day 7

  3. 5 stars
    This one was my Faborite. Gave a 5 yesterday; today would give it a 4 & this one a 5.

  4. Loved the taste of this one. I added the greens as always and pea protein powder. Very smooth and refreshing.

  5. This was an unusual tasting smoothie. Not your average run of the mill green smoothie! I did like it!

  6. 3 stars
    I love lemons but this was very strong in the lemon flavor department. Had to add more honey. It would be great in the summer with a lot of ice. I’m glad I didn’t do this in the morning- instead I ate it after dinner as a dessert.

  7. 3 stars
    I missed the option to use half a lemon, would have preferred that. This was very lemony and tart. I can see using this sparingly going forward!

  8. 5 stars
    Great smoothie will only do 1/2 lemon next time was puckering up lol

    thank you so much Jen for putting this all together with all the extra smoothie receipes

  9. 5 stars
    I’ll preface by saying that I love lemon, ginger, and turmeric so this tasted like a great splash of sunshine to me. It’s tart and spicy but I enjoyed it. Like another commenter said, I’d enjoy trying this frozen into popsicles as well. Excited to try mixing in other options to it as well.

  10. 4 stars
    I like this smoothie for a sunny summer day. I will keep the recipe to use when warmer weather appears.

  11. Lemon is so good for your system.
    This is definitely a way to add it too your day. In the end I added too much water. I compensated with more peaches that turned it more orange.

  12. 5 stars
    Love this one! Exciting, refreshing and pleasing to the palette. This was fun. Forgot to give 5*