Lemon Smoothie Recipe

Lori Yates | Foxes Love Lemons

This Lemon Smoothie is a great way to kick start your day. Bright and completely delicious!

Well, it’s that time of year again where it’s just really, really hard to get out of bed. Now, I’m not normally a person who springs out of bed before dawn, ready to tackle the day, anyway.

Lemon Smoothie Photo

But this time of year, when it’s dark and cold, and there’s a 75% chance it’ll be gloomy all day even after the sun comes up? These days are brutal, man.

The only thing getting me out of bed lately is this “Sunshine in a Bottle” lemon smoothie. As you know, lemon is my favorite flavor, so it’s kind of like I’m waking up to my favorite food.

Every single ingredient in this smoothie (well, except the ice) is engineered for maximal bright, zingy flavor and health benefits. That’s right, I engineered this smoothie. And hey, even the ice gives you some hydration!

Start with a scoop of low fat French vanilla yogurt to get your probiotics for the day, and create a subtly sweet, creamy base for this smoothie. Next, grab a big ol’ lemon and zest it into your blender, then squeeze in the juice.

Lemon Smoothie Picture

Add a spoonful of honey for further sweetness that will counteract the bright acidic nature of the lemon. Honey will also give you a natural energy boost in the morning.

Have some sore muscles from your workout yesterday? That’s what the fresh ginger is for. Ginger can be used as a natural pain reliever for muscle soreness. Finally we have a pinch of turmeric, which could help fight off a cold if needed!

I’m super excited about how flavorful, vibrant and healthful this smoothie is. I hope you enjoy starting your day with it just as much as I do!

Lemon Smoothie Image

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Lemon Smoothie Recipe

  2 Servings


  • 1 cup Low Fat French Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 cup Ice Cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Grated Lemon Zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Turmeric


  1. In blender, combine all ingredients; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


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Author: Lori Yates
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 12
Calories 172

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 82mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 34g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lori Yates

About Lori

Lori loves lemons, English muffins, and her puppy, Izzy. She writes about all three on Foxes Love Lemons. If you love lemon too, you're going to love all of Lori's posts, because she's our Lemon fanatic!

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