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.
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.
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 in the morning.
- 1 cup low fat French vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon grate fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
- In blender, combine all ingredients; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.