Get a little vitamin C action with this tangy treat! It's a fun and satisfying alternative to lemon water.
SLICE OF LEMON HEAVEN was inspired by my favourite lemon poppy seed cake and has become one of my son's all-time favourite smoothies.
Poppy seeds add lovely colour, crunch and nuttiness. They are also rich in fibre and mineral including calcium, phosphorus and zinc.
For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 ripe or frozen banana
1/2 cup peeled and de-seeded diced fresh lemons*
1/2 cup plain probiotic Greek or coconut yogurt
2 Tbsp almond butter (optional)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp Further Food collagen peptides (optional)
1 tsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, raw honey (nonvegan), or pure stevia, adjusted to taste
Notes: This makes a refreshing and slightly mouth-puckering shake. To make it less tangy, reduce the lemon and/or use additional banana or yogurt. Blend in 3-4 standard size ice cubes (regular or coconut milk frozen in ice cube trays) as desired to make extra frothy and cold. Garnish with poppy seeds and lemon zest.