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Frosted Protein Lemonade

If you are craving that sweet frozen lemonade from Chick-fil-a, we have a low calorie protein packed lemonade shake that will knock your socks off. This Frosted Protein Lemonade is loaded with flavor without the extra calories.

Lemon shake in a clear glass with lemons in the background.

There is something special about a frozen lemonade shake on a hot day. Imagine taking that great lemonade flavor and combining it with vanilla protein for an amazing treat that is healthy and works toward your fitness goals.

That’s what you get every time you mix up this frosted lemonade. Plain vanilla protein powder turns into a delicious post workout drink or meal replacement. The best part is that you aren’t cheating on your nutrition plan.

Why You Will Love This Protein Shake

This simple protein shake starts with vanilla protein powder and a sugar free lemonade packet. Once you add ice, it turns into a creamy frosted lemonade shake with incredible flavor.

It’s packed with protein and is low in sugar to keep you full until your next meal. Plus, it’s so easy to mix up in a blender. All you have to do is dump it all in, pulse, and enjoy.

If this lemonade protein shake still isn’t enough protein for your goals, try adding some Greek yogurt to it or pairing it with orange protein jello cups or banana pancakes. Your body and taste buds will thank you.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed for a frozen lemonade shake.

With just a few ingredients, this lemonade protein shake might be your new favorite post workout recovery drink.

  • Lemon Drink Packet – Use an individual sugar free lemonade packet such as True Lemon or Crystal Light.
  • Vanilla Protein Powder – One scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder is all you need for this frosty lemonade. If you are on the Optavia plan, use the vanilla shake fueling.
  • Sugar Free Creamer (optional) – This will make the shake frothier and creamier.
  • Ice Cubes – Keeps the smoothie nice and cold and gives it a frosted texture.
  • Reddiwhip – Totally optional, but it gives your shake that Chick-fil-a look.

How to Make Protein Lemonade

A lemon protein shake in a glass with a red straw.

Whip up this frosted lemonade smoothie in no time. Just don’t drink it as fast as you made it, or you will have one major brain freeze!

Combine the ingredients. Add the ice, water, lemonade packet, protein powder, and optional creamer to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Garnish and enjoy. Pour into a cup and add a swirl of Reddiwhip. Drink slowly and responsibly (to avoid the brain freeze)! This is best served immediately.

Tips and Tricks

    • Feel free to use sugar free lemonade instead of the water and lemon packet.
    • Double the ingredients for a bigger shake with more protein power.
    • Add a scoop of Greek yogurt to boost the protein.
    • Try using Silk dairy free half & half if you do not buy or use sugar free creamer.
    • Turn it into a smoothie bowl by increasing the ice. Top it with raspberries, blueberries, chia seeds, and/or granola.
    • Swap the dry protein powder and water for a vanilla Premiere Protein shake. Add the lemon packet and ice and blend.
    Lemonade shake surrounded by lemons.

    Nutritional Information

    A diet frosted lemonade can be a part of any nutrition plan. Whether you are looking for an Optavia approved drink or just keeping your macros in check, this drink is for you.

    Optavia

    • Use in place of a fueling
    • Can use the Vanilla Optavia Shake in place of the vanilla protein powder

    Macros

    • Protein – 18 grams
    • Carbs – 5 net grams
    • Fats – 3 grams

    Recipe FAQ’S

    Can I use real lemonade in my lemon protein shake?

    Yes you can. But keep in mind, any changes to the recipe will result in changes to the calorie and carb count of the drink. Regular lemonade contains a lot of sugar and could hinder your health goals. Make sure to look for a sugar free lemonade such as Minute Maid Zero Sugar.

    What protein powder is best for this drink?

    This has been tested with a vanilla whey protein powder. You could substitute it for a brand of your choice. Vanilla protein would be the best flavor for this frozen lemonade.

    What is the nutritional value of this frosted lemonade protein drink?

    This shake has 172 calories, 2 grams of fat, 12 net carbs, and 26 grams of protein.

    Frosted lemon shake with cream on top.

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    Lemon shake with a red straw in it.

    Frosted Protein Lemonade

    Yield: 1
    Prep Time: 1 minute
    Additional Time: 1 minute
    Total Time: 1 minute

    This Frosted Protein Lemonade shake is full of protein and tastes amazing. It's easy to whip one up in just a few minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 sugar free lemon drink packet
    • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    • 1 tablespoon sugar free creamer (optional)
    • 1/2 cup ice
    • Whipped topping (optional)

    Instructions

    1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
    2. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
    3. Drink and enjoy immediately.

    Notes

    • If you prefer to use real lemonade, use 1/2 cup of sugar free lemonade and leave out the water and lemon packet.
    • Another tart option would be to use 6 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice in place of the lemonade packet.
    • Double the ingredients for a bigger shake with more protein power.
    • Add a scoop of Greek yogurt to boost the protein.
    • Try using Silk dairy free half & half if you do not buy or use sugar free creamer.
    • Turn it into a smoothie bowl by increasing the ice. Top it with raspberries, blueberries, chia seeds, and/or granola.
    • Swap the dry protein powder and water for a vanilla Premiere Protein shake. Add the lemon packet and ice and blend.
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 18g

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