The creamy treat of your childhood is now a delicious power shake! Perfect for a Phase 1 breakfast, this shake hits the 50% Fat, 25% Carb, 25% Protein ratios. Best of all, I’ve made a Dairy Free and Nut Free version too!

First and foremost, this shake makes use of my latest culinary trick – food grade essential oils! Although it says optional, I think it makes all the difference in bringing out that crisp orange flavor. I use doTerra oils, but feel free to use any brand that you prefer. The Dairy Free version calls for XCT oil or MCT oil in order to bring the fat content of the shake up. Essentially, it’s a concentrated coconut oil that provides a great source of fat without the coconut flavor.

Finally, for the Nut Free version, use 1 tablespoon Chia seeds in the dairy version or 3 tablespoons Chia seeds in the Vegan version. The chia seeds make the texture a bit thick, but still delicious. ENJOY!

Check out some of my other power shakes, including the ever-popular Cherry Chocolate!

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Orange Vanilla Cream ShakePower Shake – Orange Dreamsicle

3 small tangerines or 1 1/2 small oranges, peeled and seeds removed
1 serving protein powder (I used Tera’s Whey Grass-fed)
1 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon raw cashew pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of tangerine or orange zest (optional) (Click here to read How to Zest Citrus!)
1 drop food grade orange essential oil (optional)

First, place all ingredients in a high powered blender, and then blend until smooth. For a less thick version, add the heavy cream at the end after all ingredients are well blended.

Dairy-Free Version

3 small tangerines or 1 1/2 small oranges, peeled and seeds removed
1 serving protein powder (I used Garden of Life Raw Protein)
1 cup unsweetened soymilk milk
Pinch of tangerine or orange zest (optional)
1/4 cup raw cashew pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon oil (I use XCT or MCT or coconut oil)
a drop food grade orange essential oil (optional)

First, place all ingredients in a high powered blender, and then blend until smooth.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe!

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  • Connie Harris

    So for phase 2, would you remove cream, cut whey in half and double cashews?

  • Rebecca Wyatt

    My husband is allergic to tree nuts, so I need to know what to substitute?

    • DrLudwig

      Rebecca, the nut-free version is explained in the intro to the recipe 😊
      – Chef Dawn

  • Paula McDermott

    I am lactose intolerant so I use Lactaid whole milk and Garden of Life Protein powder. Using Lactaid whole milk, how much of the Garden of Life Protein powder and how much of the cashew pieces should I use? Thanks!

    • DrLudwig

      Paula, there is a dairy-free version just under the regular recipe
      –Chef Dawn

  • Louise Gutgsell

    Is this recipe 1 or servings?

    • DrLudwig

      Yes, it is 1 serving
      –Chef Dawn