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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Packed full of vitamin C, this Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is the perfect way start to your day! Within a matter of minutes you’ve got yourself a creamy, refreshing and healthy drink!

Ever since the weather started to warm up I’ve been on a smoothie kick. Not only are smoothies refreshing, but they’re quick, easy and packed full of any kind of fruit and vegetable your heart desires. So what am I blending up this week? These vitamin C packed orange creamsicle smoothies.

Orange Creamsicle SmoothieJust like the name says, this smoothie is made by using oranges. In order to create a creamy thick texture I peeled the oranges and added whole segments. If you’re not a fan of pulp you’ll probably want to just use the juice (although the pulp gets blended down a lot). For extra flavor I used the zest of one orange. You’ll be surprised by what a difference it makes! For additional creaminess I tossed in a frozen banana. Once you’ve got the orange segments, the zest and the banana in the blender, go ahead and give it a whirl until it becomes nice and smooth.

Orange Creamsicle SmoothieNext add the veg. When I make smoothies for myself I always try to use at least one kind of vegetable. Whether it’s spinach, carrots or kale, I think it helps balance out all of the sweetness that the fruit adds. For this smoothie I tossed in a grated carrot. Why a carrot? It’s orange, has very little taste and it’s packed full of beta-carotene and fiber. Last but not least, add in a 5.3 oz container of vanilla flavored Greek (or regular) yogurt and blend until creamy.

Orange Creamsicle SmoothieThere you have it, a bright and healthy smoothie that tastes just like an orange creamsicle! It’s great for breakfast, lunch or even dessert. Enjoy and happy blending!

 

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe

Packed full of vitamin C, this orange creamsicle smoothie is the perfect way start to your day! Within a matter of minutes you've got yourself a creamy, refreshing and healthy drink!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 1 -2
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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Ingredients

  • 1 banana - frozen
  • 2 small oranges - peeled and segmented
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup carrot - grated
  • 1 (5.3) oz container vanilla flavored Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Combine the orange and carrot in the blender. Blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and continue blending until the mixture is nice and creamy.

NOTES

-Try replacing the carrot with mango, pineapple or strawberries.
-If you like your smoothies on the sweeter side, try adding 1 tbsp. of sugar, honey or agave.
-This smoothie makes 2 (8oz) smoothies or 1 (16oz) smoothie.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
331
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
68
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
1012
mg
29
%
Carbohydrates
 
72
g
24
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
52
g
58
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
5862
IU
117
%
Vitamin C
 
117
mg
142
%
Calcium
 
98
mg
10
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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