This raspberry lemonade smoothie recipe is one of our absolute favourites. It tastes amazing and is packed with vitamin C, yet only contains three ingredients. Who knew you could pack this much flavour into a simple 3-ingredient smoothie?!
In this article – we share a healthy raspberry lemon smoothie recipe that’s easy to prepare, dairy-free & tastes incredible.
We love the taste and aroma of fresh lemons. So to get that real ‘lemonade’ flavour we add both the lemon juice and the grated zest. This zest is crucial, since it infuses the entire smoothie with an incredible citrus flavour.
Most lemon-based smoothies include processed sugar to balance the tartness. But that doesn’t sit well with us. Adding tablespoons of granulated sugar undermines the health benefits. So we combine fresh lemon with sweet, creamy banana and juicy raspberries. No added sugar required!
Raspberry Lemon Smoothie Benefits
Half a lemon provides 70% of your daily vitamin C needs and 10% of your dietary fibre. Once you combine it with the raspberries and banana, you’ll get over 100% of your vitamin C from this one little smoothie.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and immune-booster. It’s also beneficial for our blood vessels and heart health. Plus, it supports the production of collagen, which keeps our skin looking fresh and supple.
Lemons are in season during January, February, and March, which makes this an ideal winter smoothie to fuel up on vitamin C. Raspberries are in season during August and September, so we usually make it with frozen berries.
Ingredients & Recipe Instructions
Here’s how to make this easy lemon and raspberry smoothie…
- Half a fresh lemon
- 20 raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 banana
- Peel the banana and place it in the blender, then add the raspberries.
- Wash the lemon and grate the yellow zest into the blender. Be sure to stop before getting to the white part as that tastes bitter.
- Squeeze the lemon juice into the blender, taking care not to let any pips fall in.
- Blend until smooth, adding a little water if needed.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 7gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
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Related Smoothie Recipes
Here are some other healthy smoothie recipes with berries that you might like…
- Raspberry & Peach Smoothie
- Apple & Raspberry 3-Ingredient Smoothie
- Raspberry & Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
- Blueberry Post-Workout Smoothie
- Green Blueberry Smoothie
- Autumn Smoothie Ideas
Here are some of the most common questions we see about this smoothie recipe…
Yes lemon juice is high in vitamin C and a tasty addition to some smoothies – just avoid adding it to recipes that contain milk as it can cause curdling.
This lemon berry smoothie recipe is an ideal option since you only need raspberries, a lemon and a banana.