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.
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 Lemonade Smoothie Seasonality
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.
Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie Nutrition
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.
Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie Recipe
Half a fresh lemon
20 raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 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.
So there you have our 3 ingredient, raspberry lemonade smoothie recipe. Let us know what you think if you try it out, or tag @the_blendery in your Instagram photos.