Although enjoying a big ol’ pitcher of lemonade is pretty much the epitome of summertime vibes, the truth is that citrus season is just getting started. Shocking, I know: It peaks smack dab in the middle of winter.
Indeed, most lemon varieties are available year-round; however, if you’re looking to get your hands on those deliciously sweet Meyer lemons at their peak freshness, December through May will likely be your best bet. However, if you’re well-acquainted with the top tricks for keeping lemon fresh, you already know that freezing them is by far the best way to squeeze (pun intended) the most life out of them—and enjoy them well past spring. What’s more, frozen lemons (yep, we’re talking the whole darn thing: pith, zest, and pulp) are also packed with anti-inflammatory benefits and make for the perfect mix-in to brighten up your everyday smoothie-making routine.
Did we lose you at “entire lemon?” Don’t go sour on us just yet! Ahead, we make a case for celebrating every inch of your citrus, and share some of the best frozen lemon smoothie recipes that will add endless zest to your life.
What are the benefits of consuming whole lemons?
Dietitians confirm that lemons are rich in nutritional perks. For starters, they’re a potent source of essential vitamins and nutrients, containing about 50 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C per lemon (or roughly Featured Fitness Health