Orange You Glad: A (Healthy) Creamsicle Smoothie

Try this healthy version of a creamsicle smoothie, using cara cara oranges (the ones that are pink inside). Click through for the limited ingredient recipe. #smoothie #oranges #recipe
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.
Try this healthy version of a creamsicle smoothie, using cara cara oranges (the ones that are pink inside). Click through for the limited ingredient recipe. #smoothie #oranges #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).

Try this healthy version of a creamsicle smoothie, using cara cara oranges (the ones that are pink inside). Click through for the limited ingredient recipe. #smoothie #oranges #recipe

Try this healthy version of a creamsicle smoothie, using cara cara oranges (the ones that are pink inside). Click through for the limited ingredient recipe. #smoothie #oranges #recipe

Try this healthy version of a creamsicle smoothie, using cara cara oranges (the ones that are pink inside). Click through for the limited ingredient recipe. #smoothie #oranges #recipe

Recipe Cori Maass / Photography Brittni Mehlhoff

Anyone else trying to eat a little better in the new year? How does the smoothie recipe sound?!

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14 comments | Click here to reply

They look so delicious and healthy, I could really sip one right now!
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Michelle

Thanks Michelle and Courtney. Happy Monday to both of you!

Brittni

I’m also trying to be a bit healthier this year and this smoothie sounds delicious! I love how pretty it looks as well.

-Helen
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Helen

Thanks Helen. Couldn’t take a photo of a smoothie without it tasting good AND looking pretty too. 🙂

Brittni

I’m supposed to be eating better, but alas… I keep saying that I will start tomorrow. This smoothie looks tasty! Just the right thing to ease into healthy eating.

Kimberly

Said it perfectly, Kimberly. A good way to ease into healthy eating again, for sure. 🙂

Brittni

These looks delicious!

Faraz Ahmad

Yum. Great idea with the Coconut milk. I am going to try this and add in some flaxseed. -thanks,Anna

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LOVE trying different smoothies, especially ones that remind me of the beach. Better that’s it’s healthy for you, so I think for this one I would make sure it’s pure vanilla extract or use agave syrup or honey. Great post thanks for sharing!!!

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This looks so good! I can’t wait to try this out, I love creamsicles and the fact that you came up with a healthy version, I really wanna try this!

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