Need a Spring Fling? Try This Lemon Coconut Camu Protein Shake

Now that it’s finally getting warmer, I’ve got my blender on a daily rotation trying out new smoothies and shakes. I love lemon flavors this time of year, and pairing them with coconut is always a treat. 

Lately I’ve been experimenting with adding new superfoods into my smoothies, so this shake has camu powder. If you aren’t familiar with camu, it’s a shrub containing lemon sized fruit with a yellow pulp, and it’s found throughout the Amazon rainforest in Peru and Brazil. The fruit is packed with beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, and contains more vitamin C than any other naturally occurring food source. Big bonus — camu also has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

This lemon coconut camu protein shake is filled with protein, healthy fats, and fruit to get your day started in the brightest way possible. I love blending coconut butter into my shakes for healthy fat and added creaminess. Paired with coconut milk, banana, lemon, and camu, this shake has a little something for everyone and will start your spring day with powerful nutrition and taste!

Lemon Coconut Cookie Shake
Serves 1
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  2. 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  3. 1 large banana, frozen
  4. 1 cup cauliflower, frozen
  5. 1 tsp camu powder
  6. 1 lemon, squeezed
  7. 1 TBS coconut butter
For serving
  1. Toasted coconut flakes, lemon zest, raw coconut cookies (or raw cookie of choice), and warm coconut butter
  1. Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender and pour into a mason jar.
  2. Top with coconut cookie of choice, toasted coconut flakes, lemon zest, and a drizzle of coconut butter.
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Photos: Lauren Kirchmaier 

Lauren Kirchmaier
Written by Lauren Kirchmaier
Lauren is a vegan recipe creator, food photographer, and writer. You can find her in the kitchen making healthy plant-based eats, at the gym working up an appetite for her next meal, or curled up with a good book and a glass of red. She actively seeks wellness and balanced living in an unbalanced world. Follow her on Instagram @flora_and_vino and blog