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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

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This sweet and refreshing orange creamsicle smoothie is perfect for an easy breakfast or afternoon snack! Filled with fruit and yogurt, it’s a healthy and flavorful way to enjoy your favorite frozen creamsicle drink!

I love the flavor of oranges in frozen drinks and other delicious recipes.  Some of my other favorite recipes that feature a hint of orange flavor is this Strawberry Orange Fruit Salad, Cranberry Orange Sweet Bread and Orange Chicken rice bowl recipe.

two glasses of this frozen orange creamsicle smoothie on a counter with oranges and bananas in the background and two striped orange straws on the counter next to the glasses

Orange Creamsicle Drink

One of my goals for the new year is to encourage my kids to eat healthier food. They’re actually pretty good at eating fruits and vegetables when they are offered, but when we’re running late in the mornings, it’s easy to just hand them frozen waffles or granola bars for breakfast.

I had a realization recently that it takes less than a minute to blend a smoothie for them, and it’s the perfect way to pack in some nutrients right at the beginning of the day. My six year old (who always has to be coaxed to eat in the morning) will drink her smoothie up in just a few minutes with a smile.

My kids have always loved orange creamsicles, so I thought it would be fun to try a new smoothie with the flavor that they love. This orange creamsicle smoothie is thick and creamy and delicious, with minimal added sugar (depending on the type of yogurt you use) and a good sized serving of fruit. It’s the perfect way to start the day!

looking down on two orange creamsicle drinks with a slice of orange on the rim of each glass.  A striped orange straw is in one of the glasses and two oranges are on the counter next to the drinks.

Tips For Making Creamsicle Smoothies

  • I have to say that I am very picky about bananas when I’m eating them plain, and I would never ever consent to eating a spotty banana. As far as smoothies go, though, they are perfect! They’re a lot sweeter than the just slightly green bananas I usually prefer and they blend great and make the smoothie extra creamy. Even if you, like me, loathe spotty bananas, definitely give them a try in an orange creamsicle smoothie!
  • If you want it to taste a little more like an authentic creamsicle, you could add some honey or sugar to sweeten things up, but since I was making it for my kids, I left it as it was. It’s still nice and sweet without the added sugar. This is definitely one of our favorites that we will be making again and again!

two glasses of frozen orange smoothies on a white counter

How To Make A Creamsicle Smoothie

What I love about this creamsicle drink recipe is just how easy it is to make.  Simply grab all of the ingredients for this recipe and mix them in a blender until smooth.  I like my drinks creamy smoothie but one of my kids like to have little chunks of fruit in theirs.  If you prefer little chunks in your drink, I recommend blending the ingredients in 10-15 second intervals until you reach the desired consistency.

More Easy Smoothie Recipes

 

Orange Creamsical Smoothie Recipe

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

This Sweet And Refreshing Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Is Perfect For An Easy Breakfast Or Afternoon Snack! A Healthy Version Of Your Favorite Orange Creamsicle Drink - It Is So Flavorful, And Totally Delicious!

Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, drink, smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

two tall glasses filled with orange creamsicle smoothies made using this easy frozen drink recipe

 

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