This creamy lemon smoothie is refreshing, easy to make, and you probably have all the ingredients in your house already. It’s great for kids, too! 


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The start of spring in Michigan is very bad for my productivity. Verrrrry bad.

I mean let’s be real – I’d be a bad mom if I kept my kids inside when it is FINALLY nice out. It just wouldn’t be right. Procrastination is at its maximum. Deadlines sneak up quickly as we blow bubbles and swing in the backyard. Recipes go unmade as we take a walk around the block. Carryout gets picked on the way home from the park.

(If one of my clients is reading this — don’t worry — I never miss a deadline.)

But smoothies. Smoothies are the answer to everything. They take about 2 minutes to make. They are refreshing on a hot day. On the laziest of days, the right smoothie can even substitute for a meal. The only thing that takes a couple minutes is photographing the smoothie but then I’m right back out in the backyard sipping something delicious from a fun paper straw.

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So I’m sure you can imagine what excitement I felt when Deborah Harroun‘s latest book arrived in my mailbox. Many of you probably know Deborah from her blog Taste and Tell, and perhaps also from her Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook.

Now I’m super excited to have in my hands a copy of Best 100 Smoothies for Kids. (And I’d argue, adults too!)

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It’s a gorgeous book with beautiful color photos and such innovative recipes. I can’t wait to try the Pineapple, Red Cabbage & Banana smoothie. Red Cabbage!  The color is absolutely breathtaking!

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There’s about 100 smoothies in this book that I want to try, but I just have to share one more with you — how fun is this Candy Corn Smoothie for Halloween? It uses banana, carrot juice, mango and pineapple.

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The creamy lemon smoothie that I made was a hit with my kids, Ben, and my parents. It was undeniably refreshing and so simple to make.

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Creamy Lemon Smoothie

This creamy lemon smoothie is refreshing, easy to make, and you probably have all the ingredients in your house already. It’s great for kids, too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup or honey
  • 1 3/4 cups ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Pour the milk into a blender. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, and sweetener.
  2. Top with ice and blend until smooth.

Used with permission from Best 100 Smoothies for Kids by Deborah Harroun

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: We ALL loved this creamy lemon smoothie.
Husband’s take: Him too.
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
Difficulty: SO easy.

Creamy Lemon Smoothie Nutrition Label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

 

Craving more sip-able smoothies? Try: Creamy Mango Smoothie, Raspberry Mango Coconut Water Smoothie, Clementine Smoothie with Vanilla, or if that’s not enough, you can check out my list of FIFTY smoothie recipes. Or buy Deborah’s book, OF COURSE.

 

 

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book to review. All opinions are my own, as always. I consider Deborah a friend which means I do want her to succeed but I’m also comfortable enough to call her out if her book was sub-par. Which it most definitely is not

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