Are you ready for your new summer smoothie drink recipe? This lemon smoothie is made with fresh lemon, coconut cream, collagen powder, and other nourishing ingredients. You will fall in love with this bright, refreshing, and healthy lemon and coconut shake. Bonus: I use the whole lemon in this lemon smoothie recipe. I also love this simple lemon smoothie first thing on a hot summer morning, and it's great for anyone following the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP).
Lemon Smoothie Recipe That Tastes Like Lemonade - Easy & Refreshing
This healthy lemon coconut shake is actually pretty easy to make. The tropical summer flavor will transport, and bonus, this coconut shake is healthy too. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a blender.
How to Make a Delicious Coconut Shake
You only need to blend up a few simple ingredients, and you will enjoy this drink in only a few minutes. The recipe below will make one shake, but you can double or triple the ingredients if you're serving more people.
KEY INGREDIENTS IN THIS HEALTHY LEMON COCONUT SHAKE RECIPE
You will need some simple, yet accessible ingredients to make this delicious lemon smoothie. One sweet apple, ripe banana, celery, avocado, coconut cream, collagen powder, sea salt, water, and of course fresh lemons. For this lemon shake recipe, you blend the whole flesh of the lemon, which makes this super lemony. I truly think you will fall in love with this smoothie recipe made with fresh lemon.
Can You Make This Lemon Smoothie Vegan?
Surprise, this lemon smoothie recipe is already vegan friendly. I chose ingredients that will work for most diets that people follow for health or ethical reasons.
How to Remove the Rind from a Lemon?
So, what is the best way to remove the rind from a lemon when you want to use the flesh of the lemon too? Well, it is actually very easy to do. All you need to do is use a sharp knife and cut off the ends of the lemon, then cut it in half lengthwise.
When you have done that, you need to cut out the white pith from the inside of the lemon. The easiest way to do that is by cutting a V shape in it, and then pulling it out with your fingers. Be sure to remove the seeds, and you can now use the entire lemon in this delicious lemon coconut creme smoothie recipe.
Coconut Milk vs. Coconut Cream
I prefer coconut cream in this lemon smoothie recipe, because it is much more satisfying. The additional fat content of the cream also helps those suffering from autoimmune diseases. So, if you are following an AIP, autoimmune protocol, diet, coconut cream is the way to go. By the way, this recipe is from the AutoImmune Protocol Diet Meal Plan, which you can find here:
Lemon Nutrition & Health Benefits:
Lemons are full of collagen-building vitamin C and are an excellent way to boost your immune system. The bioflavonoids also help protect your body against oxidative stress. One study in particular showed the use of lemon extract had a significant effect in suppressing pro-inflammatory cytokines. This is great news, because the use of lemon may help decrease inflammation within the body (1). So, if you are suffering from an autoimmune disease, like I do, any help to decrease inflammation in the body is a win-win. If you would like to read more about the health, beauty, and nutritional benefits that lemons can provide for the body, visit the link below.
Let's Make a Healthy Lemon Smoothie Recipe
LEMON SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
- 1 sweet apple
- 1 banana
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- ½ avocado
- Juice and flesh of 1 lemon
- ½ cup BPA-free canned coconut cream
- 2 scoops collagen powder
- Pinch sea salt
- Water to thin
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth, then serve.
This recipe can easily be doubled if you want to share with a friend or family member.
WATCH & LEARN HOW TO MAKE A LEMON SMOOTHIE RECIPE:
In this video, you will learn how to make a delicious lemon coconut shake. This video is for one lemon smoothie recipe, but feel free to double the ingredients because sharing is caring.
More Vegan Smoothie Recipes:
- Healthy Watermelon Smoothie
- Dreamy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
- Hormone Balancing Green Smoothie
- Low Sugar Fruit Strawberry Smoothie
Enjoy This Bright, Refreshing Lemon Smoothie Recipe Today!
If you make this lemon and coconut shake, let me know in the comment section below. Let me know how much your children love this refreshing, fun summer drink recipe.
In addition, I would also love to hear what you think, or take a photo and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva
- Chen Y, Wang QW, Zuo J, Chen JW, Li X. Anti-arthritic activity of ethanol extract of Claoxylon indicum on Freund's complete adjuvant-induced arthritis in mice. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017;17(1):11. Published 2017 Jan 5. doi:10.1186/s12906-016-1500-7
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