Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

A super healthy and bright orange smoothie that is like sunshine in a glass, made with 6 ingredients in 5 minutes and makes a perfect breakfast, lunch or snack!
This shockingly simple smoothie is my current post-workout obsession. Couch + feet up + this smoothie + a spoonful of peanut butter (which turns into three spoonfuls of peanut butter) is how I unwind from a gym workout these days.
This smoothie is the creamiest of creamy and that is because of the frozen banana. Seriously, if you want a creamy smoothie that is thick enough to eat with a spoon, then frozen banana is your answer.
Typically smoothie recipes call for ice to thicken the texture, but I find ice waters it down. The frozen banana gets the job done without giving the smoothie a slushy texture. I love using them in my green smoothie and chocolate peanut butter protein smoothie,too.
Frozen banana turns into a delicious vanilla tasting “soft serve” when blended with vanilla extract and a splash of milk. Instead of milk, however, I use a little orange juice. These three ingredients are the base of your orange creamsicle smoothie but you can’t really taste the banana under the vanilla and orange.
Creamy, cool, citrusy, lip-smackin’ protein-packed sweetness. Vitamin C has never tasted so good and the touch of vanilla makes this smoothie so irresistible!
Sometimes I add a little orange zest to up the ante. That’s optional! And for an added nutritious punch, try adding a handful of greens like kale or spinach to the smoothie.
Get the energy boost you need from this delicious treat with over 25 grams of protein. If you are looking to satisfy a creamsicle craving in a healthier way – you need to give this orange smoothie recipe a try!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword clean eating breakfast, clean eating snack, healthy orange smoothie, orange creamsicle smoothie, thick orange smoothie bowl
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, sliced, frozen
  • 1-2 orange peeled, segmented
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional but gives more protein)
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place the ingredients a food processor or high speed blender.
    Blend starting on low speed and increasing to high for 30-60 seconds or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
    Serve immediately!
     
     
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