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.

Tip: If you don't have celery, try adding a handful of fresh parsley instead!

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

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Just made this and it tastes sooooo good!!! Love the hint of the taste of celery in it - delicious! Thank you!!!

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

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You're sain enough to keep us happy. Keep doing what you do. A lil comic relief is an added benefit!

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:))))))))))) Michele

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This is the lemonade, silly goose! I'm happy to use the parsley, but if I won't taste the celery in the lemonade ill certainly try it. Thx!

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LOL I AM LOSING MY MIND MICHELE!!! oh dear. Help!

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This looks so delicious. I have disliked celery since I was a smal child. I like to sneek it in recipes when I CAN'T taste it. Is this one? Otherwise ill stick with the parsley.

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Hi Michelle, I would say that you can still taste the celery. So I say forego this recipe and perhaps try another one of my soups instead. Also, you can try adding some celery to my raw lemonade smoothie - you wouldn't be able to taste it in there :)

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Yummy! It was just like tall glass of frozen lemonade.

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So glad you liked :) It is a nice combination of sweet and sour. Very summery!

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This is super delicious, thank you. Super refreshing. I scooped out some passion fruit and put some of that on top, the citrus flavour was really enhanced. You have a great website, turned raw just 3 weeks ago and your recipes are awesome!! xx

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<3 Farah

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Any good substitutions for bananas in this recipe?

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Hi Shannon... no clear and easy substitution for bananas. Instead, I would simply try a different smoothie recipe :)

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This is delicious rawtarian.

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It looks very tasty :D

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Holy moly, that's unbelievably good! We added 1/3 C pecans and used a half frozen banana. Wow! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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My pleasure! Your additions sound yummy. I never would have thought to add pecans!! Didn't it get a bit too chunky?

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Not chunky. Just ran the blender until it all smoothed out. It's become a favorite school morning breakfast!

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Good! I'll have to try it. It's great to have those morning go-tos that you can prepare without having to "think" too much :)

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I made this one today and again, my kids loved it and so did the hubby. He is a lemonade connoisseur ;). He said this is the perfect combination of tart and sweet and I agree. I made a double batch and there was quickly none left. Easy to make but I need to start keeping dates on hand and can't recall any of my local stores carrying them and so many recipes call for them. Also, I am diabetic and have just learned how good they can be for glucose levels which means I can eat the desserts and not worry so much.

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Sooo glad your fam loved it and that you can eat it even though diabetic. :)

I haven't had one of these lemonade smoothies in a while. You're making me want one. I love the tart/sweet/tangy taste, too.

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I love lemon and found this site by accident. I love the Raw Lemonade Smoothie. Didn't change anything. It is wonderful in the morning with the hot weather. More filling that I would have thought. This is a keeper.

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Glad you've got another keeper to add to your collection!

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