Orange Julius Protein Shake

I woke up this morning to a wonderful surprise. My Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake made Friday’s Vegan MoFo roundup. Check out the roundup if you haven’t already – I’ve bookmarked pretty much everything else that was featured!

Vegan Orange Julius Protein Shake (Gluten-Free)

I came up with this recipe about 10 years ago, back when I first started making protein shakes. One day after my morning workout, I was out of frozen berries to add to my protein shake, but I did have some orange juice and a banana on hand. I decided to just go with it and after the first sip, it immediately reminded me of… an Orange Julius!

Vegan Orange Julius Protein Shake (Gluten-Free)

Do you remember all the oranges piled up in those acrylic containers? My mom used to buy my brother and I Orange Julius shakes at the mall. I loved the sweet orange/vanilla combination and was so happy to have re-created this childhood favorite. I’ve enjoyed many Orange Julius Protein Shakes ever since!

Orange Julius Protein Shake (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

At the time, I used soy protein, but I recently learned about the dangers of soy protein isolate and decided to investigate other options. I read that pea protein was really healthy, but had a really funky taste. Then I found Phyto Protein’s vanilla flavored pea protein and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s full of protein and extremely low in carbohydrates. Three heaped teaspoons contain:

  • 20.5 grams of protein
  • 0.2 grams of carbohydrates
  • 0.325 grams of fat (0.125 grams of saturated fat)
  • 90 calories

It has a great taste and best of all, it blends very well and doesn’t taste “chalky” like a lot of the other protein powders that I’ve tried. I love it!

Vegan Orange Julius Protein Shake (Gluten-Free) Vegan Orange Julius Protein Shake (Gluten-Free)

Orange Julius Protein Shake (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Vegan Orange Julius Protein Shake
 
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This vegan orange and vanilla protein shake is like an Orange Julius... only healthier! Gluten-Free and Low-Carb.
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Recipe type: Shake, Smoothie, Breakfast, Snack
Serves: 1
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  1. Blend everything in a blender or with a stick (immersion) blender and enjoy immediately.

Vegan Orange Julius Protein Shake (Gluten-Free)

PS. The last time I ran out of pea protein, I decided to order some from The Green Edge’s online store here in Australia. They mistakenly sent me the original (non-vanilla flavor) and when I mentioned it to them, they sent me a vanilla flavored one at no charge and didn’t even ask me to send back the mistaken one. Now that’s customer service! If you live in Australia, I encourage you to check out The Green Edge, and if you’re ever in Brisbane, you can check out their physical store.

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