Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie: Perfect For Summer!

This 4 ingredient raspberry lemonade smoothie is fruity, refreshing, and perfect for summer! It’s a delightful balance of sweet and tangy without added sugars, letting the natural fruit flavors shine. Enjoy it for a grab and go breakfast or an afternoon snack that’s just like a glass of lemonade!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sweet raspberries meet tart lemon in this 4 ingredient smoothie that’s perfect for summer! It takes only minutes to throw together in your blender for a grab and go option you can enjoy for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Like many recipes, there are a variety of different options you can swap in based on what you have on hand, and it works with both fresh and frozen fruit (or a combination thereof). That way, you can enjoy it no matter the season!

This smoothie is also very versatile for many dietary needs, as it’s low fat, vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan friendly too!

two raspberry lemonade smoothie drinks with lemon slices in the rim

For the Happy Hour version of this flavor profile, make sure to check out my Raspberry Vodka Lemonade cocktail too!

Ingredients List

ingredients to make raspberry lemonade smoothie
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ banana (or ½ cup frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon, depending on size)

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can use any type of milk you prefer. Coconut and soy are other good options
  • If you use all fresh fruit, you may need to add a few ice cubes to thicken your smoothie for consistency. I usually do fresh bananas and frozen raspberries, but you can alter based on what you have
  • Instead of lemon juice, you can also use lemonade or lemonade concentrate that’s been defrosted (but this will have more sugar added)
  • For a sweeter smoothie, add 1 tsp at a time to taste of honey or agave (but this is optional, I don’t normally add anything)
  • If you want to add yogurt, swap it for half the milk (vanilla, raspberry, or lemon flavors all work great)

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to your blender
add banana, raspberry, lemon juice, and almond milk to blender
  1. Use the high, smoothie, or puree setting (depending what you have) and blend until smooth
blend raspberries and bananas until smooth
  1. Adjust with more milk if you want a thinner consistency, or add ice or additional frozen fruit for a thicker consistency
  2. Enjoy
overhead view of two raspberry lemonade smoothies surrounded by fresh fruit

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Recipe FAQs

How Do I Make a Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie?

To make a raspberry lemonade smoothie, blend together fresh or frozen raspberries, lemon juice, yogurt or almond milk, and frozen bananas until smooth.

For a sweeter drink add a sweetener like honey or agave as well, or substitute lemonade for the lemon juice.

Can I Use Frozen Raspberries for a Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie?

Yes, you can use frozen raspberries instead of fresh in your smoothie.

Frozen raspberries add a chilled and refreshing texture to the smoothie without the need for ice cubes, making it ideal for hot summer days.

What Are the Health Benefits of a Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie?

Raspberry lemonade smoothies are packed with antioxidants from the raspberries and vitamin C from the lemon juice, promoting immune health and providing a refreshing burst of flavor.

The natural sweetness of the raspberries provides flavor to the drink without the need for adding processed sugars as well.

Can I Customize the Ingredients in a Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize your smoothie by adding ingredients like spinach or kale for added nutrients, protein powder for a protein boost, or chia seeds for extra fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

You can also use yogurt instead of some of the milk to add protein, flavor, and creaminess.

Are Raspberry Lemonade Smoothies Suitable for Vegans?

Yes, raspberry lemonade smoothies can easily be made vegan-friendly by using dairy-free yogurt or almond milk as the base.

Ensure that any additional sweeteners you choose to add are also vegan-friendly, such as maple syrup or agave nectar.

Can I Make Raspberry Lemonade Smoothies Ahead of Time?

While it’s best to enjoy smoothies fresh for optimal taste and texture, you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and blend them when ready to serve.

Store pre-measured ingredients in the refrigerator or freezer until needed. Zippered storage bags make it easy to portion multiple servings out ahead of time for meal prepping.

Can I Adjust the Sweetness of a Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie?

Yes, you can adjust the sweetness of the smoothie to your preference by adding none, or more or less sweetener, such as honey, agave, or maple syrup.

Taste the smoothie as you blend and adjust accordingly for your preferences.

Are There Any Variations of Raspberry Lemonade Smoothies I Can Try?

Certainly! Experiment with different variations of this smoothie by adding other fruits like strawberries or blueberries.

You can also try swapping lemon juice for lime juice, or incorporating fresh herbs like mint or basil for a unique twist.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • Feel free to add a scoop of protein, collagen, or another supplement of choice. Just use the lowest setting on your blender to mix it in after the initial blending is complete
  • You can use either a traditional blender or a portable blender for this recipe. If you’re using all frozen fruit, you may need to blend half to allow it to pack down before adding the rest in a portable size model
raspberry lemonade smoothie drink on a white countertop surrounded by fruit and straws

Storage and Serving Tips

  • This smoothie is a single serving as written. However, if you do have leftovers, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days
  • To fix the consistency of a leftover smoothie, add some ice or frozen fruit to the chilled leftovers and re-blend until smooth

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Final Thoughts

This refreshing raspberry lemonade smoothie is perfect for summer! With sweet berries, tart lemon juice, and banana as a thickener, it comes together in just minutes.

Like most smoothies, you can tweak it to your individual liking by adding sweetener, protein or other powders, or changing up the berries to create your own combination.

Smoothies are perfect as a grab and go breakfast, or that afternoon pick me up. You can even portion your ingredients ahead of time to save time, and then just blend and go for the ultimate in convenience!

This lemonade smoothie is naturally low fat, vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan friendly so long as you don’t add any honey.

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Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie (No Yogurt)

This easy raspberry lemonade smoothie features sweet raspberries and tart lemon flavors. Blend up in just minutes for a grab and go breakfast or snack!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ banana (or ½ cup frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon, depending on size)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to your blender
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup raspberries, ½ banana, 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Use the high, smoothie, or puree setting (depending what you have) and blend until smooth
  • Adjust with more milk if you want a thinner consistency, or add ice or additional frozen fruit for a thicker consistency
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use any type of milk you prefer. Coconut and soy are other good options
  • If you use all fresh fruit, you may need to add a few ice cubes to thicken your smoothie for consistency. I usually do fresh bananas and frozen raspberries, but you can alter based on what you have
  • Instead of lemon juice, you can also use lemonade or lemonade concentrate that’s been defrosted (but this will have more sugar added)
  • For a sweeter smoothie, add 1 tsp at a time to taste of honey or agave (but this is optional, I don’t normally add anything)
  • If you want to add yogurt, swap it for half the milk (vanilla, raspberry, or lemon flavors all work great)
  • Feel free to add a scoop of protein, collagen, or another supplement of choice. Just use the lowest setting on your blender to mix it in after the initial blending is complete
  • You can use either a traditional blender or a portable blender for this recipe. If you’re using all frozen fruit, you may need to blend half to allow it to pack down before adding the rest in a portable size model
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand of ingredients, any additions or adjustments, and total quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 491gCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3.4gFat: 3.8gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 182mgPotassium: 682mgFiber: 8.2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 756IUVitamin C: 48.3mgCalcium: 488mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword blender drinks for summer, fruit smoothies, lemonade smoothie recipe, raspberry drink recipes, raspberry lemonade smoothie, raspberry lemonade smoothie without yogurt
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1 thought on “Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie: Perfect For Summer!”

  1. 5 stars
    I tried this with lemonade that I was looking to use up and it was really good! I ended up doing closer to 4T because I like it sweeter.

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