“So tangy and tart, absolutely love this one. Sherbet gives it a nice texture as well, perfect for a hot summer day!”~ Jeannine T.
Lucky Lemon Punch, a Classic Tart Juice It Up smoothie recipe, is a super-tangy fruit smoothie that is loaded with cold-busting vitamin C. Sweet from the raspberries and strawberries, tangy and tart from the lemons and pineapple, in a creamy sherbet base. Perfect on a hot summer’s day or in the dead of winter during cold and flu season!
Everything You Need
The Juice It Up Lucky Lemon Punch smoothie ingredients are:
- raspberry juice
- pineapple sherbet
Strawberries – Strawberries are a flavorful staple of many healthy smoothies and shakes. They are an excellent source of several important antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds including pelargonidin, ellagic acid, ellagitannins, and procyanidins. Strawberries are widely known to decrease the risk of heart disease, help regulate blood sugar, and reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Lemonade – Lemons are a sour citrus fruit that are packed with antioxidants and various other beneficial plan compounds. Just one lemon provides more than 50% of your recommended daily intake of cold and flu-busting vitamin C. Lemons are also known to aid weight loss, prevent kidney stones, and protect against anemia.
Raspberry Juice – Raspberries are a popular seasonal fruit that are actually a member of the rose family. They are packed with vitamin C and manganese and also provide several B vitamins, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Raspberries are very high in antioxidant plant compounds that protect against cell damage and can help reduce your risk of various chronic diseases.
Pineapple Sherbet – Pineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.
A standard blender is all that is required to make these delicious smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the truly amazing personal NutriBullet Ultra as it is super-quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make The Juice It Up Lucky Lemon Punch Smoothie
The Juice It Up Lucky Lemon Punch smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place strawberries, lemonade, raspberry juice, and pineapple sherbet into a blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Apple juice can be substituted for the raspberry juice, but the smoothie will taste slightly sweeter.
- Place strawberries, lemonade, raspberry juice, and pineapple sherbet into a blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Apple juice can be substituted for the raspberry juice, but the smoothie will taste slightly sweeter.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 381mgCarbohydrates: 166gFiber: 14gSugar: 119gProtein: 16g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
The sugar content can vary depending on the type of berries. For instance, one cup (approximately 144 grams) of raw strawberries contains about 7 grams of sugar, while the same amount of blueberries contains around 15 grams of sugar. Raspberries and blackberries have a similar sugar content to strawberries, making them some of the lower-sugar fruits available.
Yes, strawberries are very good for health as they are rich in essential nutrients. They provide a significant amount of vitamin C, manganese, folate, and potassium, along with being a good source of dietary fiber. Additionally, strawberries contain powerful antioxidants, such as anthocyanins and ellagic acid, which contribute to heart health, improved blood sugar control, and potentially cancer prevention.
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