Overview

This raw lemonade smoothie has a surprisingly tangy kick. Perfect as a summery afternoon snack. The main ingredients are lemon, banana, dates, and celery. A blender is required.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    1 serving
  • Yield

    1 large smoothie
  • Shelf Life

    Consume immediately
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Throw all raw lemonade smoothie ingredients in blender and blend away until smooth!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw lemonade smoothies are refreshing during the summer. There's something very cooling about that tart, tangy taste.

The color of this raw lemonade smoothie doesn't look very lemony due to the darkness of the dates, but the taste will be lemony-zingy!

I just love lemon-flavoured raw food recipes, like these raw lemon cookies.

Remember that you should always put the softest ingredients, such as bananas, in first. That way they're close to the blender's blade and make it easier to blend.

If you don't have a high-speed blender (such as a VitaMix) I might leave out the celery because celery is kind of stringy if not blended well. Also, if you don't have a high-speed blender make sure your dates are soft. If you have really hard dates, soak them in warmish water for half-an-hour or so.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Fat, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a good source of Dietary Fiber.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Iron, Riboflavin, and Vitamin K.

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Sounds like you got the flavour combos just right, Simone :)

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Do you use the whole lemon seeds and all ( not all of the skin, just some)?
Thinking I'll have to give this a try given all the great reviews :)

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Hi Kelly, I use a knife to cut off all of the lemon peel.

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can i just use fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of a sliced lemon

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Sure, Jason. Use whatever works best for you! :)

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Mmm, I'm glad you think so, Chrystaline!

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Jen Sandberg's Review

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I cut the dates to 1/4 of a cup but I think next time I'll just use a few less dates . I try & watch my sugars but I loved this recipe .

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Hi Jen, yes, do tweak to your preferences! :)

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hello unfortunately I can not see any of the photos. Is there an update in the works? Thank you.

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Thanks so much for using the app and also for letting me know that there is an issue with the images. We have a fix on the way, but it hasn’t been approved by Apple yet.
You’re right – the iOS version of the app has been giving some users trouble and not displaying the images. iPhone/iPad users who recently upgraded to the new iOS 8 (just released a week or two ago) are the only ones affected.
We have submitted a new version of both the Recipes and the Meal Plan app to Apple, which will fix the problem. You will be able to update (at no additional cost) with the new version once Apple approves the new versions. It will hopefully be within the next week or two. (We are waiting on Apple to “approve” our new versions.)
Once the new version has been approved, you should be able to force an update from inside the app by clicking on the upper right-hand corner of the app and then looking for the button that says “Force Update.” (I don’t expect that to do anything until early October though, because Apple is slow!)
I am sorry for the trouble, but we are definitely working to resolve. :)
Thanks for your patience!”

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Hi, I'm using this app in NZ and am wondering if there is a winter plan us Southern Hemisphere users can switch the recipes to? A lot of these ingredients are out of season.

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Hi Tracey! Try a different meal plan - there are tons in the app. They aren't all based on summer :)

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Hi goodspear here,

Made the lemonade smoothie and I enjoyed it. It was a mild flavor and easy to drink. I stuck mine in the freezer to make it extra cold cause that how I like them. Anyway I complete this for the course to prepare for raw eating. I'm going to make the
raw brownies tomorrow or saturday. Let you know how they turn out. Good day to all and God bless.

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Lemonade smoothie from the freezer... good idea! Yes, let me know how you like the brownies!

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Hi my whole family is going to do this raw smoothie challenge. Is there a way to adjust the amount on the shopping list for like 3 to 4 ppl?

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Hi Sarah,

There's no easy way to double it in the app, sorry about that! But you'd probably be safe just doubling everything for 3-4 ppl

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What can i use instead of bananas?

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Hi Fatima, How come no bananas? It is integral to this recipe because it provides both sweetness and creaminess. Maybe best to try a different recipe :)

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ChrissiFisher's Review

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I'm not a banana smoothie person, but this was really really good! I used frozen banana because I like smoothies chill (and I keep loads of frozen bananas for vitamix ice cream). Very happy I tried, it's another keeper!

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Hi Chrissi,

So glad you liked! I hear you about the banana smoothies, I like them but my husband prefers banana-free smoothies because he feels they have too much of an empowering taste

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This is by far, my favorite smoothie!

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You must love kick, then :) It's got nice zing, yah?

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holliemae22's Review

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I love it!!

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Lol good!

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The raw lemonade smoothie was absolutely delicious!!!

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Hi Michele - So glad you enjoyed! It's a nice combo of sour and sweet :) It's got KICK!

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Ronni's Review

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WOW!!! I just tried this smoothie and it was amazing!!! I did add some spinach to it (it doesn't feel right unless I add some greens!) and I decided to add mint instead of celery. I can't wait to have another one!!!

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