Sunshine Lemon Smoothie

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Creamy, fruity citrus Sunshine Lemon Smoothie recipe is the perfect breakfast, snack, or immune-boosting drink when you’re feeling under the weather!

Creamy, fruity citrus Sunshine Lemon Smoothie recipe is the perfect breakfast, snack, or immune-boosting drink when you're feeling under the weather!

I’m really bad at doing two things at once.  For instance, as I’m writing this I am watching an episode of Big Bang Theory and I can barely form a complete sentence or spell my words correctly right now.  So forgive me if this post is short and random or just doesn’t make sense at all.  I know what y0u’re thinking – “how is that different from any other post?”

I figured this is a good week to post this “sunshine” smoothie since I am headed down to the “sunshine” state later this week (even though it seems to rain more there lately than it does here in Rochester).  I am very excited to attend my 2nd food blogger conference called the “Food and Wine Conference” in Orlando.  Of course I can’t visit Orlando without sneaking in a day at Disney World (obsessed).

Creamy, fruity citrus Sunshine Lemon Smoothie recipe is the perfect breakfast, snack, or immune-boosting drink when you're feeling sick or just need a pick-me-up!

This smoothie is suitable for any time of the day, but I like it best in the morning as sort of a pick-me-up.  If you’re feeling sick, this is the drink you need to give your body for a little boost toward recovery.  The ginger and the citrus are your best friends when feeling under the weather and this is great for spring and summer since it’s a cold drink.  Hot tea with honey in the summer? BIG no for me.

A couple of my other favorite smoothies are:  Cherry Coconut Lime Smoothie, Blueberry Banana Almond Smoothie and Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie.

This Sunshine Lemon Smoothie also is incredibly pretty to look at – how can you not want to try a smoothie with the word “sunshine” in it?  I really am in a very “yellow” mood lately as I said in my post about my bright yellow Tieks.  I gave this smoothie it’s name because it tastes like sunshine…duh.  Vitamin C never tasted so good…

Sunshine Lemon Smoothie
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2
 
Creamy, fruity citrus Sunshine Lemon Smoothie recipe is the perfect breakfast, snack, or immune-boosting drink when you're feeling under the weather!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup ice cubes
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold. Enjoy!

Recipe source:  strongly adapted from foodfanatic.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

12 Responses to “Sunshine Lemon Smoothie”

  1. May 10, 2016 at 4:12 PM #

    Have fun at the conference and of course Disney! I’m jealous. This looks like such a refreshing drink. Great idea to add fresh ginger.

  2. May 11, 2016 at 3:46 AM #

    We so need this pick-me-up at our house… seriously fighting colds, and it’s supposed to be summer — and warm — and sunshine-y— and sickness-free. Ugh! Have the best time in FL! I wish I was going!!

  3. May 11, 2016 at 8:24 AM #

    I need to attend that conference and sample everything! I love lemon anything and this smoothie is no exception – awesome!

  4. May 11, 2016 at 10:06 AM #

    Mmmm, lemon! I’m sold! One of my favorite flavors. This looks great — thanks. And enjoy your time in Florida!

  5. May 11, 2016 at 4:32 PM #

    I can definitely use some sunshine – it’s been so gloomy here lately with the weather! This smoothie sounds so bright and wonderful!

  6. May 11, 2016 at 8:39 PM #

    hahahaha I’m the same way when I’m trying to listen to music and write or when THomas has the TV on hahaha. Too Funny. By the way, I’m totally digging these smoothies!

  7. May 12, 2016 at 8:29 AM #

    This sounds ideal for summer, anything with lemons in is always welcome!

  8. May 12, 2016 at 7:15 PM #

    Haha – I can barely do 2 things either – like if you asked me to taste this – I’d “taste it” till I finished it (it sounds so yum) – but my daughter manages to study, watch TV, AND listen to a pod cast of a lesson AND be able to tell me whats going on with all 3 AT THE SAME TIME!!!! CRAY CRAY!!!

  9. May 13, 2016 at 5:26 PM #

    I never think of a lemon smoothie but sounds like a great refresher for the morning. It’s great to get more lemon into our diets. : ) Have fun in Florida!

  10. Vickym
    July 27, 2016 at 5:31 PM #

    Its just a shame that I cAn’t read the whole recipie. There are seveal ads on top of it. I’ll send a pic if u need it

  11. Nell
    August 2, 2016 at 3:43 PM #

    This was so, so refreshing. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 3, 2016 at 3:08 PM #

      SO glad you liked it! Thanks for coming back to let me know!

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