Tastes-Like-Cheesecake Lemon Smoothie

July 9, 2012

This lemon smoothie tastes like a melted slice of lemon cheesecake. I need to warn you, this one is hard to quit making.

This has a tangy lemon taste on the front end, then a touch of sweetness and creaminess from the cashews and banana in the middle, and then a zesty lemon twist on the back end. I’ve fallen in love with the Sprout Living lucuma protein powder, so I’ve included that as an optional booster. That addition makes it even creamier.

For the creamiest results (particularly with conventional blenders) soak your cashews. You can soak the quick way by covering in boiling water for 10 minutes, then draining. Or soak the slow way and activate them for 2 hours with filtered water, then drain, and rinse. Do not use the soaking liquid for the cashews in the smoothie. Read more about the benefit of soaking here.

Let the “tart at heart” in you sing, blend up this lemon smoothie for a taste of cheesecake.

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*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.


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Tastes-Like-Cheesecake Lemon Smoothie

This vegan lemon cheesecake smoothie tastes just like a melted cheesecake. This is dessert in a glass.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters


  • 1 cup (240ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (70g) raw unsalted cashews, soaked
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 2 medium-sized frozen sliced bananas

optional boosters

  • 1 tablespoon Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sprout Living vanilla lucuma powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (see notes)
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt (see notes)


  1. Throw everything into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. 

Recipe Notes

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Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak