Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Article Published on Aug 02, 2017
For an orange creamsicle smoothie that tastes like summer sunshine and happiness, we have a recipe you simply must try!
Do you remember those orange push up pops as a kid? They had that orange juice flavor but with that creamy goodness that melted in your mouth. Before you know it, it was gone and you wanted another one! I know I would have two. Sigh…those were the good ol’ days.
Spotting them at the grocery store the other day sparked my childhood memory. Curious, I reached for the box and looked at the ingredient panel. Wow. How could I like these chemicals as a kid? I would never touch them as an adult. After looking at the ingredients, I went straight to the kitchen to experiment on how I could create this orange deliciousness in a smoothie. After a few tries, I created the perfect, cool, creamy, and citrusy smoothie.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 orange, peeled and seeded
- 1 scoop Sunwarrior Classic Plus vanilla
- ½ cup fresh pressed orange juice
- ½ cup water
- Zest fresh orange peel for taste
- A dash of vanilla extract
- Optional: For an extra nutrition punch, try adding 1 cup of your favorite greens like kale or spinach.
Blend all and enjoy this creamy goodness!
You can also make this smoothie into a Popsicle for you and your kiddos. Make the mixture above, and pour in BPA-free plastic Popsicle molds. Freeze overnight and voila! A healthier orange pop!
Benefits of an orange: An orange has over 170 different phytochemicals and more than 60 flavonoids, many of which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and strong antioxidant effects.
Fun facts about oranges:
Did you know that oranges are a type of berry, hesperidia to be exact? Crazy! Oranges were first mentioned in Chinese literature in 314 BC. Christopher Columbus brought them to America in 1493. Sailors used them on boats to prevent scurvy on long voyages. America produces about 25 billion oranges a year with Florida harvesting the most.
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