Four ingredient Orange Creamsicle Smoothie (ice doesn’t count!) | No added sugar, dairy free & easy to make. | Paleo + Vegan + Low FODMAP
I realize that it’s incredibly cliche to say that this orange creamsicle smoothie is like sunshine in a cup but really….this orange creamsicle smoothie is like sunshine in a cup.
And it’s so. damn. good.
And maybe it’s only because I haven’t had the real thing in such a long time, but I swear it tastes just like an Orange Julius smoothie….just without all the added sugar and God knows what else they put in there to make it so insanely good.
about this recipe
This recipe, just like most homemade versions of Orange Julius smoothies, is made up of basically five ingredients: ice, milk, orange juice, sugar, and vanilla extract.
Except in this recipe we’re going to make a few swaps for a healthier and equally delicious smoothie. In place of the frozen orange concentrate we’re going to use actual oranges and in place of sugar we’re going to use ripe bananas. So we’re going to get the added benefit of using whole fruit, nutrients and all without the added sugar. I’m also using almond milk for a dairy free version, but feel free to use real dairy if you like.
I know that bananas can be a bit overpowering in smoothies, but it’s not in this once. Between the vanilla extract and oranges you get that added sweetness without it canceling out everything else.
So in case your summer is also showing up late I’ve got your sunshine in a cup right here all ready for you!
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #asaucykitchen on instagram if you try this orange creamsicle smoothie – I love seeing what you make! You can also post your pictures to my facebook page if you feel like sharing!
- 2 oranges
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 cup almond milk or milk of your choice 60 ml
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Add everything to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. For a thinner consistency add more almond milk and for a thicker consistency add more ice.
*Use coconut milk for an AIP smoothie
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