Lemony Sunshine Smoothie
Summer is upon us, and we hope it provides opportunities to escape the daily grind and the heat. At Little Red Wagon, we’re dodging both with a refreshing and lemony sunshine smoothie. Bursting with flavor and packed with essential nutrients, smoothies are the ultimate summer companions.
Our lemony sunshine smoothie recipe helps you get your servings of fruit for the day and includes banana, pineapples, mango, lemon, and Greek yogurt. This tropical medley is sunshine in a cup! The humble banana is packed with potassium and natural sugars, providing a creamy base for our smoothie. The high potassium content can help maintain electrolyte balance, an important mineral for combating dehydration during the hot summer months.
The vibrant mango is bursting with vibrant color and tropical flavor. Mangoes are rich in vitamins A and C and packed with antioxidants supporting a healthy immune system. But, of course, no tropical smoothie is complete without pineapple, packed with vitamin C and bromelain, an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, the pineapple enhances the flavor and helps with digestion, making it an ideal choice for those balmy summer days when we crave something light and satisfying.
The lemon brightens our smoothie and is known for its detoxifying properties and high vitamin C content. The citrusy flavor invigorates the taste buds but alkalizes the body and can promote overall health and vitality. Greek yogurt provides a creamy, tangy flavor and is packed with protein, probiotics, and essential nutrients. So, grab your blender, let the fruits blend, and sip your way to a sensational summer experience!
- 1 cup mango, cut into chunks
- 1 cup pineapple, cut into chunks
- 1 cup sliced banana
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Zest from 1 lemon
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Lemon Drop Granola for garnish
- Fresh fruit for garnish
- Ice if using fresh fruit
Note: fresh or frozen fruit can be used for this recipe.
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
- Blend the ingredients until incorporated, and the texture is smooth. Modify the ice or yogurt amount to adjust the consistency as needed depending on whether you are using fresh or frozen fruit.
- Transfer the smoothie mixture to your favorite glass.
- Top with granola and fruit as desired.
Whip Up Our Sunshine Smoothie for a Summer Treat
This frosty tropical treat has been helping us beat the heat; now it can do the same for you! Experiment with freezing the mixture into popsicles or using it as a base for your morning smoothie bowl. For more fun recipes, check out our past blogs.