Blueberry Lemonade Smoothie
There’s a little tart and just enough sweet in this blueberry lemonade smoothie that’s ready in minutes and is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a light dessert.
Lemonade for breakfast is a good thing especially if it’s in a blueberry smoothie.
A little tart and just enough sweet along with the fresh taste of blueberries, makes this smoothie as delicious as it is pretty.
A cool smoothie is just the thing for a hot summer day.
An ice-cold smoothie is refreshing, hydrating and can cool you off pretty quick.
I always have to be careful though not to sip a smoothie too fast (which is hard to do when they taste good) or I get brain freeze.
Even though this smoothie is served ice cold, there’s no need to wait until a hot day to enjoy it because blueberries and lemonade taste wonderful together any time of the year.
About the Ingredients
This smoothie is made with flax seeds which adds an interesting subtle texture.
It’s sweetened with honey which is a nice complement to the lemon and blueberries.
The liquid used is grapefruit juice and along with Greek yogurt, this smoothie isn’t overly sweet.
About the Order of Ingredients
A rule of thumb is that liquids and soft ingredients go in first, and the harder ingredients go in last.
So, for example to the blender jar,
- First, add liquids such as juice, water or milk
- Second, add soft ingredients like yogurt, fresh (unfrozen) cut fruit and berries, or honey
- Then add items such as frozen cut fruit and berries, vegetables or nuts
- Lastly add the ice
When blending a smoothie, to avoid an air pocket from forming by the blade in the blender jar, there needs to be a good balance between the liquid and frozen ingredients (including ice).
Let’s check out the ingredients.
Blueberries, lemon zest and juice, Greek nonfat plain yogurt, honey, grapefruit juice, flax seed, and ice
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.
Zest a lemon and set aside for a moment.
In a blender add the lemon juice.
At first, I squeezed the lemon the old-fashioned way…by hand.
But then I remembered to use a lemon juicer.
I like to use this juicer so that lemon seeds don’t fall in the blender.
…add the lemon zest,
…grapefruit juice and ice.
Blend on the smoothie setting.
Garnish each serving with a slice of lemon (optional) or…
…2 pinches of lemon zest (for each serving).
Serve right away while it’s ice cold.
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Blueberry Lemonade Smoothie
- Zest from 1 lemon (reserve 1/4 teaspoon of zest for garnish)
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 2 teaspoons flaxseed (optional)
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup Greek plain nonfat yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey or add to taste
- 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 4 pinches lemon zest for garnish
- 2 slices lemon (optional for garnish)
- In a blender add the lemon zest, lemon juice, flaxseed, blueberries, yogurt, honey, grapefruit juice and ice. Blend on the smoothie setting.
- For garnish, top with a couple pinches of lemon zest. Serve right away while it's ice cold.
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