Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie – Dairy Free & Paleo

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I adore citrus, in all its forms!  This smoothie was created to make a complete meal bursting with lots of lemon flavor.  I tinkered with the recipe multiple times to get it just right, and now I get to share it with you!

Tangy, fresh lemon flavor with a creamy profile, if you love lemon cheesecake, this is the smoothie for you!

For other full meal smoothies, check out some of my other recipes:

  1. Orange Greensicle Smoothie
  2. Key Lime Pie Smoothie
  3. Raspberry Creme Smoothie


  • This recipe calls for coconut butter or coconut oil.  The healthy fats give ou energy and staying power.  I use my own homemade coconut butter, but you can also purchase it in the store or online.
  • For a nut free version, I use a high quality grass-fed gelatin for the protein, I recommend Great Lakes.  Gelatin is a super food and great for assisting in the healing damaged guts!!

BLENDER NOTE:  I use my BlendTec for this smoothie.  A high powered blender will be necessary to pulverize the whole lemon.  If you do not have one, zest the lemon instead and add the seeded pulp.  It won’t be quite as lemony, but still delicious!  I also recommend soaking the raw cashews if you are using a regular blender!

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Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie - Dairy Free & Paleo
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Serves: 1
  • 1 cup favorite non-dairy milk (I use coconut)
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt (I use So Delicious Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt)
  • ¼ cup frozen butternut squash or pumpkin cubes
  • 1 lemon, washed, chunked, and seeded
  • ½ ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashews or 1 tablespoon gelatin for a nut-free variation
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter or oil
  • Stevia or honey to taste (I use around 8 drops usually)
  1. Place all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. (see above notes for regular blenders)

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This recipe was shared on Weekend Wholefoods Blender PartyWellness Weekend, Whole Foods Friday, GF Friday, Make Your Own Monday, Natural Living Monday, Mostly Homemade Mondays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Fat Tuesdays, Tasteful Tuesday, Hearth & Soul, Traditional Tuesdays, Eco Kids Tuesday, GF Wednesday, Well Fed Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Thank Your Body Thursday, Raw Foods Thursday, Tasty Traditions, Pennywise Platter, Simple Meals Friday, From the Farm, Healthy Vegan Fridays, Alive & Thrive Thursday,

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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11 comments on “Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie – Dairy Free & Paleo
  1. Wow, lady! Pucker up for a refreshing smoothie! Sounds incredible!!

  2. Wow! I never would have thought to put frozen butternut squash in there! Bet it’s super creamy and no color from it, even better!

  3. I have no doubt that this smoothie will be as outrageously delicious as the key lime pie one you did!I can’t wait to try it.

  4. Amber says:

    OMG, Tessa!!!!!! This is so awesome. Everything I LOVE, creamy, lemony…cold! Perfect. I can’t wait to make this. I have to say, I’ve been using cashews in smoothies and it makes them so very creamy and delicious. Especially the chocolate smoothies (I used originally instead of almond butter and I’ve been hooked). Can’t wait to try this my friend. Yum!!!


  5. This looks so good and refreshing! Visiting from Premeditated Leftovers. :-)

  6. I like the idea of Lemon Cheesecake! How yummy! Thanks for sharing at Gluten Free Fridays!

  7. Andrea B says:

    When you say a whole lemon, do you mean peeled first or including the peel?

  8. Tammy says:

    Is the squash precooked before it’s frozen? This recipe sounds really good!

  9. I love that there is pumpkin in the smoothie :) I’ve only started experimenting with pumpkin smoothies lately and am amazed by how creamy and delicious they can be with the right ingredients. This lemon cheesecake smoothie is to die for!
    Thanks for linking this to the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party and for entering the Feb Giveaway :)
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