Fresh Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Fresh Orange Creamsicle Smoothie- just 2 ingredients to make this vegan smoothie that tastes just like a creamsicle!
Let’s pretend that we’re somewhere on a beautiful tropical island, it’s hot and humid outside and we’re in need of a cool refreshing drink to relax with as we lay in our chair by the turquoise water.
After we dig our toes into the soft warm sand, we rest our heads back, close our eyes and take in a slow deep breath. Then as soon as we exhale and open our eyes, a fresh orange smoothie magically appears next to us.
Sigh…it’s fun to pretend sometimes, isn’t it?
If your reality is anything like mine then you’re probably covered up with at least two layers of fleece, freezing your hiney off in the dark and trying your best to avoid contracting whatever debilitating disease the person next to you has.
I know. The first scenario sounds so much better but the good news is that Mother Nature’s got us covered for the second. Fresh juicy oranges are flourishing this time of year and they’re full of immune boosting Vitamin C.
And when you freeze them and blend them up with vanilla almond milk into a smoothie, the result sort of tastes like a tropical island. In my mind, anyway.
Speaking of almond milk, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan; you can find it in almost every recipe that includes milk on my blog so when Silk asked me to create something using theirs, it was a no-brainer.
It works especially well in this smoothie because there isn’t any need for added sugar. The oranges bring a natural sweetness to it that pairs wonderfully with their creamy unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Plus with 50% more calcium than dairy milk and zero cholesterol or saturated fat, you feel energized after drinking it.
As an added bonus, it also offers a hefty dose of fiber from the fresh oranges. They do give the smoothie a little bit of texture but it’s not as bad as drinking orange juice with pulp. I usually buy the kind without the pulp because I’m not exactly a fan of chewing when I’m drinking, but you don’t have to worry about that with this. Freezing them helps blend the textures so that the pulp is creamier and not overpowering. Trust me, if you like creamsicles then you are going to love this smoothie!
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Happy Friday, friends!
Fresh Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Yield: 16 ounces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 3 whole oranges, peeled and frozen
- 1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Place peeled oranges in the freezer in a plastic bag or container overnight or for at least 3-4 hours.
Allow oranges to defrost at room temperature for 15 minutes prior so that they are just soft enough to blend.
Add them to the blender along with the almond milk and process on high for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth. Serve cold and enjoy!
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
This looks delicious! I love that it uses frozen oranges and not juice. Pinned to recreate later. Have a great weekend!
Get out, as if this recipe calls for two ingredients! Easiest smoothie recipe ever… and it looks so delicious!
hey girl – i was wondering if this sponsored post was in collaboration with blogher, or did you get this gig with silk on your own?
Neither- it was actually offered to me through an agency called TapInfluence!
Beautiful photos! Makes me want to be on the beach somewhere for sure. And I’m a Silk Almond milk girl for sure!
Yum! I love how simple this is! I may try it with clementines :)
This looks so tasty. I definitely wish I was in your first scenario. Do you ever make homemade almond milk?
I haven’t tried making my own almond milk but it’s something I would love to start doing. As of now I just don’t have the time but hopefully in the near future.
I totally want to pretend I’m on an island right now. Ever since I bought my first carton of almond milk I’ve never gone back. I don’t even buy regular milk anymore!
I switched to Silk a little over a year ago, and I’m absolutely in love with their almond milks… not only because they taste great, but because they don’t have any carrageenan. Loving how fresh and vibrant this smoothie looks, girl!
Yum!! I bet this tastes SO good! I love how simple it is, too :)
AH yes, my orange tree is going nuts right now with so much fruit! I’m also a huge almond milk fan…ALWAYS have it in stock in my kitchen!
Cheers for fresh oranges! I love anything and everything that uses almond milk and this looks like a super refreshing drink :)
I wish I was on a vacation right now too! But that ain’t happening so I’ll pretend right along with you :) This smoothie looks perfect – so bright and pretty!
It’s been a while since I drank a glass of almond milk. I don’t even remember how it tastes like! I am very curious about this smoothie (I made one similar with normal milk and loved it). Pinning it :)
Having this smoothie on a tropical island certainly does sound nice, but I’ll take it in Chicago too! I love how simple this smoothie is – I could see myself actually making it when I’m half awake in the morning, unlike a lot of other more complicated smoothie recipes out there. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you, Julia! At least we can drink it and pretend we’re on an island, right? ;)
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