Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #smoothie #healthy

I forget if I mentioned this or not, but I don’t have my laptop at the moment. I’ve actually been without it these last 3 weeks. I’m going nuts! I do EVERYTHING on my computer. Including blogging and photos.

Thus, the hysteria of smoothie recipes I’ve been sharing with you lately. They are the only thing that I have saved outside my computer.

I have one more smoothie recipe comin’ up and then I will officially be out of recipes to share until Dave gets back with my laptop in April. Going to be quite the hiatus here at The Green Forks.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #smoothie #healthy

I’m sorry about that. I know that most people are still living in the never-ending blizzard that is this winter… but I have no other options. I’ve got no photo-editing software on my desktop.

So, yes this smoothie is frosty and chilly. BUT it is also super, dupper delicious!!! And maybe if you live somewhere where there isn’t actually snow, you’ll try it. OR! You could just pin it and save it for when things start to defrost one day ;) It’s superb, you’ll want to do that. Especially if you’re a fan of Orange Julius’. This is the healthy, lighter, homemade version of that tasty mall treat.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #smoothie #healthy

And in non-recipe related news- Scarlett has started eating oatmeal! WOO-HOO! I’ve tried and tried, but she has always refused to eat it. So she basically would just have toast for breakfast since she won’t eat cold cereal either. For the last two months I’ve been giving her oatmeal on the weekends though. She started off plain refusing it, then gradually would take a bite or two, and then all of a sudden this past weekend she inhaled a whole bowl full and asked for seconds! I couldn’t believe it. Now she asks for it all the time. SO excited about this new win for the family!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup orange juice (from about 2 oranges)
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 dates
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cashews, preferably soaked at least 2 hours
  • ½ cup ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except ICE, in blender; blend until smooth. Add ice and blend until thick and frosty. Serve! (If smoothie is too liquidy you either didn't add enough ice or blended too long and melted the ice. Try adding more ice or some protein powder to thicken.)
Notes
Add an extra 1 tablespoon of milled flax/chia seed to this (it will help slow the absorption of sugars into your blood stream)
Add ½ teaspoon Camu powder (if you have it) for an extra Vitamin C burst!

 

 

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  • Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living March 4, 2014, 10:23 pm

    Who cares if it’s too cold out. This smoothie looks delicious! Thanks for sharing- I will have to try it!

  • lmachell March 7, 2014, 4:18 pm

    Thanks Tess!

  • Jenny August 25, 2014, 5:20 am

    I just made this for my husband and it is so delicious! Awesome recipe. Thank you!

  • lmachell August 27, 2014, 10:50 pm

    Glad you liked it! :)

  • Monica November 25, 2014, 2:16 am

    I have really bad dark circles,They are inherited, my sister has them bad too. So I’m trying the Green detox tonight , Just with Celery thats all i have for now . But i also like your Orangsicle, But what kind of Rice do you put in it? Thank You for your Help. Its Free thats the best part .For us that can’t afford to buy Books . So Thank You so very Much. God Bless you. Much love, Monica

  • lmachell November 29, 2014, 7:09 pm

    Glad that you enjoy the smoothie! I just use regular ice cubes. Unless I have some coconut water that I froze in an ice cube tray. That works well too.

  • Shannon October 25, 2015, 10:30 pm

    I am allergic to nuts, what can i use as an alternative ingredient?

  • lmachell January 27, 2016, 8:53 pm

    Sunflower seeds maybe? Or avocado to thicken.