Lemon Tart Smoothie

This lemon tart smoothie is full of protein and healthy fats, making it a perfect anti-inflammatory smoothie for breakfast, snacks, or even a meal replacement!

In this winter anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe we’re gonna be taking advantage of cauliflower and, obviously, lemon.

anti inflammatory lemon tart smoothie

This smoothie recipe includes:

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp of coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla protein powder
  • And 1 ½ cups of unsweetened milk
anti inflammatory lemon tart smoothie for breakfast

Frozen bananas

Now if you don’t have a bag of frozen bananas and just toss bananas into the freezer when they’re about to go bad like I do, the easiest way to use them is to put in the microwave for about 20 seconds, then just slice the skin off the banana and slice the banana up. I know it looks super gross, but bananas naturally brown in the freezer like that, so no worries.

Frozen cauliflower

frozen cauliflower in bags

For the cauliflower, you can find this in the freezer section at your grocery store, but just know that they should have cauliflower florets, and riced cauliflower. You can use either, but I prefer the riced because that’s just that much less blending you’ll need to get the chunks out of your smoothie.

Coconut butter

coconut butter

Now for the coconut butter, this can sometimes be tricky to find. Basically, coconut butter is the coconut meat ground down into butter, the same way that peanut butter or any other nut butter is made.

So for this recipe if you can’t find coconut butter, you can do one of 2 things:

  1. Either make your own coconut butter with coconut flakes—but you’ll need to make sure they’re free of any type of coating,
  2. Or you can use coconut oil.

The difference in the two lies in the fact that the fat is all extracted from the coconut butter, which is the oil. So on these containers you can see that they have the same servings size, and per 1 TBSP, the coconut butter has 100 calories, 10 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber.

Coconut oil, on the other hand, is 120 calories of only fat. No carbs and no fiber.

coconut butter and coconut oil jars

If you’re counting calories and/or macros, this is something to be aware of if you need to sub out the coconut butter.

Protein powder

putting protein powder into a blender

For the protein powder, I recommend checking the label and making sure there’s no sugar added. A lot of reputable protein powders are now using stevia or monk fruit to sweeten the powder.

If you can handle dairy, a whey protein powder is great. If you need non-dairy or vegan, pea protein powder is really great.


pouring milk into a measuring cup

And lastly, the milk can either be dairy if you can tolerate it or any other non-dairy unsweetened milk. Make sure it’s unsweetened so it doesn’t have added sugar.

I really don’t like using oat milk either because it has so many carbs straight from grains with no fiber.


So into the blender, we juice our whole lemon, add in the frozen banana, 1 cup of frozen cauliflower, 2 TBSP coconut butter, ¼ cup of vanilla protein powder, and 1 ½ cups of unsweetened milk.

Then blend or pulse it in a high-powered blender until it’s super smooth, pour, and enjoy!


Lemon Tart Smoothie

This anti inflammatory smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fat, making it perfect for a winter breakfast, snack, or even meal replacement.

  • Author: Laura Brigance, MS, CHC
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x


  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp of coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla protein powder
  • And 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened milk


Place all ingredients in a high powered blender.

Pulse or blend on high until super smooth.


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Laura Brigance, MS, CHC

Author: Laura Brigance, MS, CHC

Laura is a Nutrition Specialist and Certified Health Coach with a Master of Science in Nutrition. Her goal is to help women reduce inflammation, balance blood sugar, and regain natural energy with an Anti-Inflammatory Diet + Lifestyle.

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