Apple Lemonade Smoothie Recipe

Apple Lemonade Smoothie Recipe

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The idea for this smoothie came from juicing apples and lemons to make sugarless lemonade. If you’re into juicing you should give this a try for a truly tasty and refreshing beverage. The homemade lemonade was such a big hit that I decided to convert it into a smoothie recipe.

Lemons offer a wide array of health benefits, including being great for detoxification, an important aspect of overall health. Here’s a run down of health benefits attributed to lemons.

Detox: Lemons are a great liver cleanser, and the citric acid found in lemons helps break down unwanted kidney stones. A common morning drink for cleaning out your system is a warm glass of lemon juice and water.

Digestion: Aids digestion and alleviates constipation. Lemon juice and lukewarm water can be consumed after a meal to stimulate the production of stomach acid to aid digestion.

Vitamin C: Lemons contain a high amount of this important vitamin that boosts the immune system and helps in calcium metabolism, which can help with arthritis.

Vitamins & Minerals: Besides being a great source of vitamin C, lemons are also high in citric acid, calcium, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene. Lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes.

Anti-Cancer: Lemons high antioxidant properties lend a hand in fighting many cancers, especially mouth, stomach, and colon cancer.

Antibacterial & Antiviral: Protect against bad guys taking up residence in your body.

For more cool information on lemons: 15 Hidden Health Secrets of Lemons

You can go a couple different ways with this smoothie. For more of a lemonade drink, leave out the banana. Or use some ice in place of water for more of a slushie consistency. Play with it and find out what you like best. Enjoy!

Apple Lemonade Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water (or 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup ice)
  • 1 lemon, peeled and seeded
  • 1 apple, cored, peeled and sliced
  • 1 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • A little honey, stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger spice or 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 cup baby spinach if you’d like a green smoothie
  • 1 serving of your favorite green superfood powder and/or protein powder

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Add the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 251
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 56g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 34g
  • Vitamin A: 1% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 66% RDA
  • Calcium: 3% RDA
  • Iron: 4% RDA

I would love to know if you try this apple lemonade smoothie – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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21 Responses to Apple Lemonade Smoothie Recipe

  1. Nikki #

    What kind of apples?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Any kind of apple will do, Nikki. Use your personal favorite.

  2. Shan #

    This is my favorite smoothie by far. I did not feel bloated or extremely full and I feel great since I started making my own smoothies.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      This smoothie is pretty tasty :) Awesome to hear you’re making your own smoothies and feeling great, Shan. Cheers, Ryan.

  3. mylene #

    Hi Ryan, I would like to receive newsletter regularly, and how can I get a free smoothie eBook?

    I will definitely try your recipes. Thanks.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Mylene,

      It looks like you’re subscribed to my newsletter and should have received my eBook. Enjoy the recipes :)

      Best,
      Ryan

  4. Emily Johnson #

    Mine didn’t taste right. Hmmmm I failed lol

    • Ryan Carmody #

      There’s no failing in the world of smoothies :) Some just don’t turn out that great. When this occurs, add more sweetener…

  5. Amber #

    Currently drinking this one right now. Used 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup ice, didn’t peel my golden delicious apple, and added some honey. Not my favorite, but not bad.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Amber,

      Always good to get feedback on recipes. What could we do to make this smoothie your favorite :) How about a little coconut oil?

      Ryan

      • Amber #

        Definitely could add some coconut oil next time and maybe peel my apple. :)

  6. Summer #

    One of the best tasting smoothies I’ve tried. I used 1 cup water and it turned out more like juice, will change that next time. I would leave out the coconut oil next time, it clumped up at the top of the drink unpleasantly. But I’m sure it will be delicious in the future!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Summer,

      Nice to hear you enjoyed this smoothie. Yeah, I may change the recipe to 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup ice as it can be pretty watery otherwise. That coconut oil can be tricky to blend sometimes. You might try blending everything first, then adding the coconut oil last to prevent clumping.

      Regards,
      Ryan

  7. Becky #

    do u have to add a banana? because I could make it with out the banana because I have no bananas:(
    is this healthy?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You do not have to add banana, Becky. It will still be healthy without. It will be a little runny though. Do you have 1/3 avocado to substitute?

      • Becky #

        I think so Ryan.

  8. Becky #

    I think I have avocados.
    but will it taste the same?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      It won’t be as sweet. I’d add a little sweetener.

      • Becky #

        ill try thanks for the advice:)

  9. Anne #

    Is this considered a detox smoothie?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Yes, Anne, this is considered a detox smoothie.

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