Sunshine in a Bottle Lemon Smoothie

Sunshine in a Bottle Lemon Smoothie - A healthy way to jolt yourself awake on a dreary morning. |

Winter, man. It’s dragging on, isn’t it? 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.

Sunshine in a Bottle Lemon Smoothie - A healthy way to jolt yourself awake on a dreary morning. |

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 lemon smoothie recipe is. I hope you enjoy starting your day with it just as much as I do!

Sunshine in a Bottle Lemon Smoothie - A healthy way to jolt yourself awake on a dreary morning. |

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  1. Oh yum, this looks and sounds delicious!! This winter has been so strange – just when I think spring is around the corner, we get a string of cold, dreary days. Luckily this smoothie looks like it can counteract even the dreariest of days!

  2. This looks delicious! I’m such a smoothie girl but have never thought of making a lemon smoothie! It’s genius and I can’t wait to try it!

    xx, Caitlin

  3. A lemon smoothie?!? Why didn’t I think of this? Must try soon 🙂

  4. Yum! I have lemon trees and this winter I have had more lemons than I know what to do with.  I like finding creative ways to use them and this sounds like a neat way to squeeze some lemon (pun intended) into breakfast/snack time. Thanks for the recipe! 

  5. I am swimming in lemons over here and this is a great way to use them! I am doing a round up! Can I use a photo in a collage that links back here?

    • Hi Jacqueline – As long as it’s a photo a linkback (and not the full text of the recipe), I’d love to be included. Thanks!

  6. I’m an absolute lover of smoothies, but have never tried lemon smoothie before. I guess it’s a must for me now. Next weekend is the lemon smoothie weekend! (:

  7. Hi, Lori. I finally found the time and made your incredible smoothie to the whole family. It was an absolute hit, incredible. Can’t wait for your next recipes, thanks.

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