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SLICE OF LEMON HEAVEN

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 fav 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 Greek or coconut yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 serving packet or scoop collagen peptides (optional)
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • raw honey (nonvegan) or pure stevia to sweeten as desired

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.