Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie recipe by Joyful Balance.

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Hello, my lovely chickpeas! Today we’ve got a delicious drinkable recipe for summer – my Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie! This vegan smoothie is refreshing and makes a great summer snack or even a fun breakfast. Enjoy this fun lemon twist on the traditional strawberry smoothie all summer long!

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie recipe: Dairy Free & Vegan.

Anyone who loves strawberry lemonade is going to love this smoothie. Plus it’s so simple to make! Let’s dive in.

Inspiration for Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

I love a good vegan smoothie. They’re a great way to work some nutrition into your day, and they’re so easy to make! My last smoothie recipe (my Caramel Apple Smoothie) had very strong autumn-vibes, so this time I decided to go for the opposite and pull in some summer flavors.

I wanted this recipe to have a refreshing lemony twist on the typical strawberry smoothie we all know and love, so we accomplish this with some simple lemon juice and lemon zest! We also get it super creamy with just a bit of frozen banana, and we are throwing in some chia seeds for extra nutrition. I love this as a little pick-me-up in the afternoon, and I just know that you will love it too!


Strawberry Lemonade Vegan Smoothie with fresh lemons.

This one is pretty straight forward, and packs in some great nutrition! Let’s talk about the stars of the show today.

  • Frozen strawberries: a good strawberry smoothie obviously needs some frozen strawberries! These pack in some great flavor and nutrients.
  • Lemon juice and lemon zest: to give us that lemonade twist! The zest really makes this pop.
  • Banana and nondairy milk: these are staples for vegan smoothies! These will make our smoothie nice and creamy. We only use half of a banana, so we get the creaminess from it but our main flavors will still be the strawberry and lemon!
  • Chia seeds: for a bit of fiber and other great nutrients!
  • Maple syrup: for just a touch of sweetness. This balances nicely with the sour flavor from the lemon!

How to Make Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Smoothie recipes are pretty straight forward, so this section honestly feels a little silly. But here’s what you’ll be doing today, keep scrolling for the full recipe!

  1. Toss everything in a blender and then blend until smooth.
  2. Drink up and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothies with lemon wedges and frozen strawberries.

Here are some ideas on how you can best enjoy this recipe, or even make it your own!

  • Smoothies like this make great midday snacks, as well as a bright and refreshing breakfast! Consider making this first thing in the morning to wake you up and get you ready for your day, or in the afternoon to get you out of that midday slump!
  • Adjust these flavors however you wish! If you want a more mild lemon flavor, you can leave out the lemon zest. If you want this to be a mixed berry lemonade, then add in other frozen berries!
  • You can also adjust the consistency as you wish. More nondairy milk will thin it out, and less will thicken it. This would also be an excellent smoothie bowl if you wanted to decrease the milk and thicken it up!
  • Have fun adding extra little toppings to make it pretty! A strawberry on the rim of your glass or even some lemon zest sprinkled on top makes this even prettier.
  • If you are looking for other fun beverages to enjoy this summer, check out my Iced Vanilla Matcha Latte or my Blueberry Coconut Smoothie next!


Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Recipe by Delaney Romero – Joyful Balance


From Start to Finish



This Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie is refreshing and makes a great summer snack or even a light breakfast. Enjoy this fun lemon twist on the traditional strawberry smoothie all summer long!

*Note that From Start to Finish is an estimate (and does not include the time it takes to freeze your fruit if you are freezing it yourself).


  • 1.5 cup frozen strawberries

  • Lemon juice and zest from 1 small lemon

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 3/4 cup nondairy milk

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  • 3 tsp pure maple syrup


  • Add all ingredients to a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. If a thinner consistency is desired, you may add more nondairy milk as needed.
  • Pour and enjoy!

Happy cooking, friends! If you made this recipe don’t forget to tag me (@joyfulbalanceofficial) on facebook or instagram so I can cheer you on for your smoothie-making ways.

Stay Joyfully Balanced!


  1. Strawberries and lemons- what an interesting combination!

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