Lemon Smoothie (Sunshine in a Bottle!)

This Lemon Smoothie is like sunshine in a bottle! Yogurt, lemon, honey, ginger and turmeric will wake you up on a sleepy morning.

This Lemon Smoothie is like sunshine in a bottle! Yogurt, lemon, honey, ginger and turmeric will wake you up on a sleepy morning. | foxeslovelemons.com

Winter, man. It’s dragging on, isn’t it? The only thing getting me out of bed lately is knowing that this Sunshine in a Bottle Lemon Smoothie is only a few minutes away once I get downstairs. 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. My husband is a mechanical engineer, and I’m a food engineer.

This Lemon Smoothie is like sunshine in a bottle! Yogurt, lemon, honey, ginger and turmeric will wake you up on a sleepy morning. | foxeslovelemons.com

About this Lemon Smoothie recipe:

Start with a scoop of French vanilla yogurt or vanilla flavored Greek 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 lemon juice.

Add a spoonful of honey (agave nectar and maple syrup are also acceptable) 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? Shoot, I have a sore neck just from sleeping on it wrong. 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 ground turmeric, which could help fight off a cold if needed!

This Lemon Smoothie is like sunshine in a bottle! Yogurt, lemon, honey, ginger and turmeric will wake you up on a sleepy morning. | foxeslovelemons.com

Can I make this Lemon Smoothie vegan?

Sure! Use a non-dairy yogurt alternative (such a yogurt made with almond milk or soy milk) in place of the yogurt, and substitute maple syrup or agave nectar for the honey.

What if I can’t find fresh ginger for this lemon smoothie?

While the flavor won’t be quite as bright and fresh, ground dry ginger can be used in place of fresh ginger in this recipe. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger will do the trick.

Yield: 2 servings

Lemon Smoothie (Sunshine in a Bottle!)

Lemon Smoothie (Sunshine in a Bottle!)

This Lemon Smoothie is like sunshine in a bottle! Yogurt, lemon, honey, ginger and turmeric will wake you up on a sleepy morning.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 78mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 34g Protein: 6g

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This Lemon Smoothie is like sunshine in a bottle! Yogurt, lemon, honey, ginger and turmeric will wake you up on a sleepy morning. | foxeslovelemons.com