Recipe 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!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 88 out of 100
  • 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.

Amounts per 559 g (20 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 314 13 %
Protein 4 g 7 %
Fat 1 g 1 %
Carbohydrates 83 g 24 %
Dietary Fiber 11 g 34 %
Sugars 54 g
Calcium 66 mg 7 %
Iron 1.4 mg 11 %
Sodium 38 mg 2 %
Source: USDA

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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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of course I clicked on it ;-) Am always excited about lemon things; one of my favs! Went back & tried again. On my device - LG 7" tablet- it is not a link. TY for Your diligence, devotion & mad skills in bringing delightful life to uncooking & health! YOU ROCK!

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LOL, Becky! I had to ask! Thanks for telling me what device you are using. I will pass it on to tech!!!

And thanks for your lovely compliments! :)

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U mentioned "these lemon cookies" but it is not a link & there is no recipe following. How do I find those yummy lemon cookies U referenced? TY Laura Jane for Ur enthusiasm & devotion to all of us & our health!

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Hi Becky, far as I know, the link works! It worked for me and I also had a friend test it. Did you click on it at all, or ???
And thank you for mentioning it - I always want to hear if something isn't working!!!

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Hello - I have just found your website - it is FANTASTIC!
Congratulations - what a beautiful site to visit - I'm sure I will derive much inspiration from the recipes and articles
All the best
Sunny

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Thank you, Sunlite! :)

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This is absolutely delicious!,

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Glad you like the lemonade! :)

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I tried this for the first time... without dates. Loved it! Will definitely make again!

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Did you use anything instead of the dates? The dates make it sweeter...

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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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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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goodspear's Review

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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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