Orange Creamsicle Smoothie – A Tropical Dreamsicle Twist
Blend up this delicious Orange Creamsicle Smoothie today! It’s a deliciously refreshing twist on a breakfast or snack; tastes like a dreamsicle!
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie and Holding onto Summer
I sit here writing this post at the tail end of summer break, and I find myself wondering where the time went. It seemed like just the other day I was saying goodbye to my students in late May and wishing them a fantastic summer, and now we’re gearing up to head back for another school year. I’m excited for another school year to get underway, but I also find myself wanting perhaps just a few more days to sleep in or just one or two more lazy mornings with a cup of coffee.
As always we had grand plans for the summer and many of them didn’t get finished (some didn’t even get started). We spent many great moments this hanging out with friends and family and took some much needed us time. During the school year and with our work schedules, quality time together can be at a premium, so we are going into this school year wanting to make sure we remember what’s important and make sure to have our priorities in line with what we truly want and what makes us happy.
Here at Our Sweetly Spiced Life we want to have simple, delicious, healthy meals that will leave us energized and feeling good. We want to have great recipes that won’t require hours in the kitchen and won’t leave us feeling icky or weighed down. We focus on nutritious foods, great taste, and simplicity. We hope to bring all of this to you because we know you can appreciate meals that are big on flavor but not on time or complexity.
So here we are with another smoothie for you. Smoothies are a staple here at our house; they’re quick, simple, and can be enjoyed on the go as needed (which is pretty frequent for us). This Tropical Dreamsicle Twist is bursting with bright, fruity flavors that help us remember those warm summer days lounging around or chilling with friends. It features simple ingredients, great taste, and can easily be prepped the night before or thrown together in the morning.
This recipe features basic ingredients that we almost always have on hand here at home. If you’re a fellow smoothie lover, you likely have a lot of this as well. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Goji Berries, you need to try these today! These superfoods are packed with flavor and have great nutrients. (Check out our Healthy Pantry Staples resource page for more info)
For this Tropical Dreamsicle Twist, we blend goji berries with pineapple, oranges, banana, and nut milk (we prefer So Delicious’ Coconut Milk that comes in a carton, but Almond milk works as well) for a fantastic morning boost. It’s full of tropical flavors and loaded up with vitamins and minerals to start your morning right and to leave you feeling energized. Blend it up today!
We’re also super excited to be offering you a free ebook, “10 Delicious Easy and Healthy Smoothies”! All you have to do is sign up here!
A tropical, healthy twist on the classic orange creamsicle flavors!
3 large navel oranges, peeled
2 C frozen pineapple
1 medium banana, peeled
2 Tbsp goji berries
1 C Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk (in the carton, such as SO Delicious Coconut Milk)
Blend and enjoy!
If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you may want to soak the goji berries before blending. We recommend prepping the smoothie in the blender, with the goji berries covered by the nut milk, and leaving it in the fridge overnight!
While coconut milk from a can would work in this smoothie, we highly recommend going for a coconut milk from the carton, such as from SO Delicious. This is also tasty with unsweetened vanilla almond milk if you’d rather go that route.
Don’t forget to claim your free “10 Delicious Easy and Healthy Smoothies” eBook right here. You won’t want to miss out on these great recipes; they’re the perfect way to start off your morning!
What other great smoothie flavors do you like to enjoy? Let us know down in the comment section below! Check us out on Facebook and Pinterest to find all the latest and greatest from Our Sweetly Spiced Life.