It’s not often that I am able to go on a one-on-one date with any of my kids. Life is just so busy!
So when my youngest daughter and I had the opportunity to go see my oldest daughter’s theatre performance, we made the most of it by going out for dinner before the show. A true girls’ night out!
We chose a small sandwich and smoothie shop within walking distance of the theater. We had the whole place to ourselves. And the food was delicious!
Along with our food, my daughter had a strawberry smoothie, while I went for a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. But before we left, we ordered one more smoothie for big sister for after her show. It was an orange creamsicle smoothie.
Healthy Winter Treat
I’m not a fruity dessert or drink kind of person. If chocolate or caramel is an option, that will be my choice every time. But I was blown away by how delicious the orange creamsicle smoothie was! I knew I had to recreate it at home.
There are so many dessert opportunities in the winter. It’s nice to have a healthy option that feels like a treat but is actually good for you. This orange creamsicle smoothie is just that – a healthy winter treat! It’s very light, refreshing, and mildly sweet.
Can You Use Oranges in Smoothies?
Orange creamsicle smoothie uses juice for the orange flavor. You could use actual oranges to add fiber as long as you have a good blender. And as long as you don’t mind a little more texture to your smoothie.
Freshly squeezed juice is also great if you have a juicer. Otherwise bottled pure orange juice works just fine.
A little orange zest is optional but really boosts the orange flavor.
Oranges pair well with strawberries and bananas in smoothies. The oranges add a bright flavor to the mix.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
The secret to making this orange smoothie recipe rich and creamy is frozen bananas. So, you’ll want to slice and freeze some ahead of time. I always keep a bag full of frozen bananas. I add them to just about every smoothie I make! Even the chocolaty ones.
Not only does this orange smoothie taste good, but it’s also loaded with nutrients. The milk and provide lots of protein and some healthy fat. The orange juice and bananas provide carbohydrates, Vitamin C, and potassium.
You can bump up the nutrition by adding acerola powder for extra Vitamin C and cream of tartar for extra potassium. Finish it with a pinch of salt and you have the most delicious adrenal support drink around!Print
A light and refreshing citrus-based smoothie that will give you energy!
- 1/2 c. whole milk, almond milk, or coconut milk
- 3/4 – 1 c. orange juice
- 2 Tbs.
- 1/2 c. frozen bananas
- 1/2 tsp. organic vanilla
- 2 Tbs. honey or maple syrup
- Zest of one orange (optional)
- 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar (optional)
- 1/4 c. ice (optional)
- 1/4 tsp. acerola powder (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
- Adjust sweetness to taste. Add ice if you want it thicker.
- Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 156
- Sugar: 22g
- Sodium: 68mg
- Fat: 2g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 26g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 11g
- Cholesterol: 4mg
Keywords: seasonal recipe, healthy snack, clean eating
Seasonal Citrus Smoothie
As the holidays wind down and you head into the new year, this seasonal citrus smoothie makes the transition easier. When you’re craving something sweet but you’re trying to reach your goals, an orange creamsicle smoothie is a perfect snack.
Not only will it satisfy your sweet tooth, but it will also give you the nutrients and energy your body needs.
This orange creamsicle smoothie is also a kid-pleaser. My kids drank it so quickly that I had to make a second batch!
Serve a creamy orange smoothie alongside scrambled eggs or sourdough toast with almond butter for a quick and easy breakfast in under ten minutes. What a great way to start your child’s day!
You really can’t go wrong with an orange creamsicle smoothie!
And if you’re looking for more great nourishing drink options check out Easy Nourishment for Picky Eaters! Fun and healthy drinks for the whole family.
Do you increase your citrus consumption in the winter? Have you ever tried adding it to your smoothies?