Lemons are my favourite. Really though, who doesn’t love a good lemon? When it comes to sour vs sweet I usually always choose sour, but why choose when you can have them both. This Turmeric Lemon Tart Smoothie has the best of both worlds plus it’s vegan, paleo, dairy free and has turmeric to boot!
Let’s make some smoothies!
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Short story time. A little cafe down the street from us served a lemon tart smoothie and it was the only thing I would order. EVER. And then, one day, it was off the menu. Just like that. GONE. How could one take such a delicious thing OFF THE MENU? I ask myself this everyday. Did nobody like it? Am I the only person who likes lemony things? Maybe, but I decided to make my own version to share with any other lemon lovers out there. And guess what, I added turmeric. Why not? Everyone loves a good dose of turmeric – it gives it a really pretty soft yellow colour without adding an overpowering taste (as turmeric sometimes can).
This smoothie uses a frozen banana and ice to make it cold. It isn’t a particularly thick smoothie so if you like your smoothies really thick I would suggest freezing the coconut milk in ice cubes. When preparing the lemon, just cut it in half and use a knife to cut the lemon peel off. I threw the whole thing in the vitamix and don’t worry about the few seeds there may be. If you have a less powerful blender and are worried about the seeds simply use a fork to remove them before adding the lemon flesh to the blender.
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Turmeric Lemon Tart Smoothie
A delicious and refreshing lemon smoothie with turmeric!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: Beverage
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: Vegan, paleo
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1/2 lemon, peel trimmed off
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 soft medjool date (optional)*
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of sea salt
3–4 ices cubes
- Trim the rind off of the lemon and pit the date(if using).
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
*the date is optional depending on how sweet you like your smoothies. You could also sub maple syrup.
**For a thicker smoothie try freezing the coconut milk into ice cubes.
Keywords: Paleo, Vegan, Smoothie, Turmeric, Lemon