Recipe: Lemongery Lunch Smoothie

The perfect smoothie to have between breakfast and lunch to curb hunger and help cleanse.



What is a Lemongery lunch smoothie? It is a smoothie whose base ingredients are lemon, ginger, and celery! This smoothie is great when you are in a crunch between breakfast and lunch, especially if you are an early riser. You may need a little boost just before your lunch meal. This smoothie has great health benefits and can be modified based on what you have available and your taste buds! Some of the ingredients help with your digestive system and help the body with cleansing. The most important factor is that is pleasing to the pallet and filling.

The best smoothie I have tasted in quite some time!

Some of the ingredients you will need for this amazing smoothie are celery, lemon, ginger, fresh or frozen fruit, protein powder, a banana, and a liquid. The liquid could be almond milk, coconut milk or water, orange juice, or water.


There are a few benefits of this creative Lemon Ginger Lunch on the go! Fresh ginger is known for its ability to relieve stress and it is a fantastic antioxidant. It may also help to relieve or decrease nausea.


Celery is such an awesome veggie! It contains vitamins A, C, and K. It is low in carbs and contains magnesium, potassium, calcium, and protein. Celery is an antioxidant, and it helps the body hydrate since it mainly contains water.


Lemon is a great source of vitamin C. It also helps with hydration. Have you ever dined at a restaurant that served water with lemon? Guess what, it also works as a breath freshener. Let’s not forget the added benefit of lemons helping with weight loss!


Would you agree this smoothie is packed with goodness! Well, let’s get started!


Lemon-ger Lunch Smoothie Ingredient


The ingredients below should make 10-20 ounces, depending upon how much liquid you add +/- what is shown below. Feel free to modify the recipe to suit your taste buds. The base ingredients are lemon, ginger, and celery.

  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice (approximately 2 small lemons)

  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger

  • 1 small banana ( you can slice and freeze the banana, prior to blending)

  • 3 stalks of celery, cleaned and diced

  • 1 teaspoon protein powder or 1/4 cup of oatmeal (optional

  • 1 small container of yogurt (any flavor) or add 1 cup or less if you do not have an individual container.

  • 4 ounces of liquid (soy or almond milk, orange juice, coconut water, etc.)

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen fruit


Directions


Let's put it all together!.

  1. Pour the lemon juice, fresh ginger, and celery into the blender and blend until the celery is liquified.

  2. Add the fruit, protein powder or oatmeal, yogurt, banana

  3. Finally, add your liquids. Ice is optional.

  4. Blend to your preferred consistency.

You can always add fresh mint to give it an added touch of flavor. Enjoy!

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