Sunshine Lemon Smoothie
Creamy, fruity citrus Sunshine Lemon Smoothie recipe is the perfect breakfast, snack, or immune-boosting drink when you’re feeling sick or 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 you’re thinking – “how is that different from any other post?” Let us move on to this Sunshine Lemon Smoothie.
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).
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. I also have my Vitamin C Booster Smoothie that is great for when you’re sick. 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. I’m also loving this Kale Pineapple Smoothie from my friend Aysegul. Vitamin C never tasted so good…
- 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
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold. Enjoy!
Recipe source: strongly adapted from foodfanatic.com
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.
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!!
I need to attend that conference and sample everything! I love lemon anything and this smoothie is no exception – awesome!
Mmmm, lemon! I’m sold! One of my favorite flavors. This looks great — thanks. And enjoy your time in Florida!
I can definitely use some sunshine – it’s been so gloomy here lately with the weather! This smoothie sounds so bright and wonderful!
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!
This sounds ideal for summer, anything with lemons in is always welcome!
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!!!
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!
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
This was so, so refreshing. Thanks for sharing!
SO glad you liked it! Thanks for coming back to let me know!
Hey Ashley – not one to bash recipes and say “I did this”
However, I am diabetic 2 and always look to folks like you for very cool looking stuff, and try to adapt to what works for me. I need to reduce carbs!
First, any time I see honey, I swap in homemade low card maple syrup
“Vanilla” Greek Yoghurt is brutal (27g carb per 1/2 C as compared to 6g carb per 1/2 C Plain Greek Yoghurt)
Would I rather eat Vanilla Greek Yoghurt – Hell Ya!
Anyway, when I look at great recipe’s like yours, sadly, I have to adjust them a bit and they suffer a little, but not a lot
Thanks for the smoothie – I will sort it out!
I have no sub for OJ though – HaHa!
Oh such a great smoothie recipe.. Love the addition of ginger so much. Such a great idea.