Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
This creamy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is a healthier version of your favorite treat. This smoothie is packed with fresh oranges, bananas, Greek yogurt, and oats making it filling and delicious.
Are you looking for a sweet and tasty breakfast drink? Take a peek at this smoothie recipe. This delicious orange creamsicle smoothie tastes like a refreshing summertime drink! It will wake you up with its bright citrus flavors.
One of my favorite things about this orange creamsicle smoothie is that it has tons of gut-healthy fiber in it. If you are struggling to eat enough fiber, then I highly recommend making this smoothie. It tastes just like candy!
And yes, it's that sweet! But, it only has a little bit of maple syrup in it.
Even though it tastes like dessert, it actually has quite a bit of protein in it (thanks to the Greek yogurt). And, if you haven't tried to put rolled oats in your smoothies yet, you should definitely try it!
Not only does it give your metabolism a kick-start, but it's an excellent source of fiber that keeps you feeling full for longer.
I'm so excited about this smoothie recipe! It is incredibly refreshing and packed with tons of vitamins and nutrients.
How to Make an Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Of course, the main ingredients will be oranges and orange zest, but the rest of the ingredients might surprise you. Here's a bit more info about what I used in this smoothie recipe:
- Oranges: Use two large oranges. You can use clementines if that is what you have, but oranges will have a bolder flavor that tastes a lot better in this smoothie.
- Orange Zest: I suggest using a zester to zest the oranges before you peel them. This is what really kick up the orange flavor so make sure not to skip the zest.
- Bananas: If you use frozen bananas, then you can use less ice later in the recipe. Don't have any? Here are a few tips on how to store frozen bananas!
- Almond Milk: I used unsweetened and unflavored almond milk. If you use sweetened vanilla almond milk, cut the maple syrup in half and don't use any vanilla extract.
- Greek Yogurt: Use non-fat plain Greek yogurt for this smoothie recipe. Nonfat plain regular yogurt can work as a substitute, but Greek yogurt gives it a thicker texture.
- Rolled Oats: Any type of oatmeal will work in this smoothie! Since you are blending them, you don't have to use old-fashioned or steel-cut oats. You can also make this smoothie gluten-free by using gluten-free oats.
- Maple Syrup: Instead of maple syrup, you can also use honey or even your favorite sugar-free sweetener like erythritol.
- Vanilla Extract: Real vanilla extract has the best flavor, so use that instead of imitation vanilla.
- Ice: Use as much ice as you need to make the smoothie as thick as you like it.
Recipe Tips And Ideas
Follow these tips to make sure that this smoothie turns out perfectly every single time!
- If you have a mini bullet or blender, cut this recipe in half. This recipe makes two servings and works best in a larger blender.
- Add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder to fortify this smoothie with protein. If you use a vanilla-flavored powder, don't add the vanilla extract.
- Add more of your favorite citrus-flavored fruits to it. My favorites are pineapple and kiwi. This will make it taste even sweeter with more layers of fruity taste!
What To Serve With Smoothies
This smoothie is sweet; so when you drink it, balance it out with something savory. If I am running out the door, I might grab a slice of whole-wheat toast with my favorite peanut or nut butter on top.
If I have more time, I'll make some flaxseed meal pancakes. When you eat those pancakes with this smoothie, you will be full until lunchtime!
This smoothie also tastes good with some eggs. I make a big batch of southwest black bean egg muffins. I normally grab one in the morning and heat it up. The combination is perfect!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions I frequently get asked about by some readers…
How do I store leftover smoothies?
I suggest only making as much as you can drink in one sitting. Even though you can store leftover smoothies in your refrigerator, they will only stay refreshingly delicious for about a day. After that, the ingredients will begin to separate.
This recipe makes two smoothies. If you don't think you'll drink it all, I suggest cutting the recipe in half before you make it.
What veggies can I hide in an orange smoothie?
There are two types of veggies that will hide really well in an orange smoothie - cooked and cubed butternut squash and carrots. They have such a mild flavor (and the same orange color) that you won't even notice them!
When you hide veggies inside fruit smoothies, always use more fruit than you do veggies.
Is this smoothie keto-friendly?
No, this smoothie is not keto-friendly. It uses maple syrup (which has sugar and carbs), and the oranges are also high in natural sugars.
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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
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- 2 large oranges, peeled
- 1/2 tbsp orange zest
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup ice
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