Lemon Cream Pie Protein Shake

This Lemon Cream Pie Protein Shake is my favorite vegan protein shake recipe out there! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and packed with protein and fiber but tastes like a slice of cream pie!

Lemon Cream Pie Protein Shake topped with coconut whipped cream in a tall smoothie glassWhat to do when your mama comes to visit and brings you a giant bag of the most glorious bright yellow lemons from her boyfriend’s tree? Make all the lemon things, of course!

side view of Lemon Cream Pie Protein Shake in a tall smoothie glass We’ve already exhausted several options – lemon water every morning, lemonade (duh). Watermelon lemonade (yasss queen).

Even a lemon sorbet sweetened with honey because someone has a wedding dress to slay in (in less than two months), so refined sugar is taking a serious backseat.

side view of a glass of Lemon Cream Pie Protein Shake topped with lemon zest and a swirl of creamBut this can prove difficult when you have a serious sweet tooth that refuses to lay off, wedding dress or not.

So things like this healthy, Lemon Cream Pie – flavored Vegan Protein Shake that kind of tricks you into thinking you’re indulging in a decadent dessert- when you’re simply filling up with fiber, protein and a little shot of vitamin C- are a godsend.

Why you will love this Vegan Protein Shake recipe:

  • Frozen bananas make for a smooth, creamy consistency without having to add any actual cream.
  • Coconut whipped cream, cookie crumbs and some fresh lemon zest add the whole cream pie effect.
  • This shake tasted like the most decadent dessert, yet it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! The perfect healthy alternative to a slice of pie.

Lemon Cream Pie Vegan Protein Shake served topped with coconut cream in a tall smoothie glassHealthy dessert-inspired vegan protein shakes are my fave!

Hey, have you tried my Birthday Cake Protein Shake? Or my Blueberry Crisp Smoothie? They’re amazeballs.

The trick for this Vegan Lemon Cream Pie Protein Shake is in the frozen banana, for a smooth, creamy consistency without any actual cream.

Add coconut whipped cream and cookie crumbs for the “Lemon Cream Pie Effect”!

I also added some coconut whipped cream (because dairy is also playing a minimal role in my diet these days, sigh) and cookie crumbs on top of my vegan protein shake- for giggles.

Is this Lemon Cream Pie extravaganza with all those add-ons still healthy? Not the most, but definitely not the worst either.

The coconut whipped cream and cookies are just an optional touch making this vegan protein shake look pretty as it adds the whole cream pie effect in a seriously delicious way.

However, if you want to keep this vegan protein shake recipe uber-healthy and clean eating-approved, you can always skip it.

Chef’s Tips for making this Lemon Cream Pie Protein Shake: 

  • Make sure you remove pesticides from your lemons. To do so, fill a large bowl with 4 parts water to 1 part plain white vinegar. Soak the lemons along with other veggies or fruit you’d like to clean in the mixture for 20 minutes. Rinse the fruit or vegetables well with water.
  • For full control of all ingredients, I recommend you make your own coconut whipped cream.  Use this easy recipe to do so. You can use swerve for a sugar-free version! “Native Forest” is a good brand. It is organic and actually labeled as coconut cream.
  • When purchasing your protein powder, take the time to review the ingredients and nutritional profiles of the product and try to stick with organic sources whenever possible. Here’s a great guide that helps you chose your vegan protein powder!

Lemon Cream Pie Protein Shake

Variations on this Vegan Protein Shake recipe: 

  • For a vegan mango cream pie protein shake, use frozen mango cubes instead of bananas.
  • This easy lemon smoothie recipe also works really well with other citrus fruits like lime, tangerine or grapefruit! Use more vanilla extract instead of lemon extract.
  • If you want to keep this protein shake recipe clean eating-approved, leave out the cookie crumbs or use sugar-free whole wheat cookies.

I know I will be drinking these lemon cream pie vegan protein shakes all summer long, but if you make one I want to see, make sure to tag your pic on Instagram with #LePetitEats!

Lemon Pie Protein Shake

This Lemon Cream Pie Protein Shake tastes superbly decadent, but it’s gluten free, dairy free, vegan and packed with protein and fiber!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword lemon cream pie shake, vegan lemon smoothie recipe, vegan protein shake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashew or almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 2 tablespoons plant based vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract
  • coconut whipped cream optional
  • cookie or pie crust crumbs optional

Instructions

  1. Add cashew or almond milk, frozen banana, protein powder, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract and lemon extract to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with coconut whipped cream and cookie or pie crust crumbs, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you remove pesticides from your lemons. To do so, fill a large bowl with 4 parts water to 1 part plain white vinegar. Soak the lemons along with other veggies or fruit you'd like to clean in the mixture for 20 minutes. Rinse the fruit or vegetables well with water.
  • For full control of all ingredients, I recommend you make your own coconut whipped cream.  Use this easy recipe to do so. You can use swerve for a sugar-free version! “Native Forest” is a good brand. It is organic and actually labeled as coconut cream.
  • When purchasing your protein powder, take the time to review the ingredients and nutritional profiles of the product and try to stick with organic sources whenever possible. Here's a great guide that helps you chose your vegan protein powder!

Products I recommend for this recipe:


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