Smoothies are kind of my jam when I’m trying to kick some of my bad food habits. And in between all the holiday cookies and other heavy foods from the last couple of months, I could definitely use a fresh start. Anyone else?
So, I have a new smoothie recipe to share involving cara cara oranges (those pretty pink ones that are in season right now). It’s kind of in between a super healthy smoothie (think kale and spinach) and an unhealthy one. Right in between is kind of the sweet spot in mind. Click through for the recipe.
Cara Cara Orange Creamsicle Smoothie (makes 1 serving)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cara cara orange (peeled)
- 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk or cream
- splash of vanilla extract
Before you begin, peel, cut, and freeze a ripe banana. I cut my bananas for smoothies in quarters, so that it makes it easier to blend.
Once frozen, put banana and all other ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. For easier blending, start with the frozen banana, the other fruit, then the liquids last. Pour and add orange slice for garnish (can also use kumquats, tangerines, blood oranges, etc).
Recipe Cori Maass / Photography Brittni Mehlhoff
Anyone else trying to eat a little better in the new year? How does the smoothie recipe sound?!