Dreamsicle smoothie

The final day of the smoothie challenge brought my favorite creation of the week. As a kid, I loved orange dreamsiscles. I used to mix vanilla ice cream with orange juice just to mimic the flavor.  My smoothie today tasted exactly like a dreamsiscle: creamy & citrusy with a good punch of vanilla.

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 frozen banana

1 medjool date (or sub 1 TB of honey, maple syrup, etc)

1 TB ground flax

1 TB chia seeds

4 small clementines (or sub an orange)

splash of vanilla

sprinkle of cinnamon

handful of ice

This one turned out so good that I actually stopped to buy a bag of oranges today so that I can continue to pretend it’s summer and slurp away on this orangey creamy goodness.

With that, the five day smoothie challenge is complete. I will not be continuing to have a smoothie every single morning because it’s too darn cold outside for that. However, I’m glad I did the challenge because it made me remember how much I like smoothies. I plan to start incorporating more of them again on a regular basis. Cheers!



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6 responses to “Dreamsicle smoothie

  1. Chris

    Sounds delicious!

  2. someone told me the other day that they like to mix OJ and milk…it sounded weird at first, but now i realize it’s just like a creamsicle. nice recipe! much healthier than the orange dreamsicles i used to eat at camp as a kid…

  3. Laura @ Backstage Balance

    This smoothie sounds delicious! Nutrition-packed, too.
    Your smoothie challenge inspired me to put my blender to use today. I made a spinach, frozen cherry and cocoa concoction – healthy and tasty.

  4. Looks delicious. I used to work at a health cafe in NYC and we made creamsicles… vanilla protein powder, orange juice and bananas. Not half as yummy (and beneficial) as yours. I am tempted to go and make one now!

  5. omols

    Loved reading the smoothie challenge posts! I’ve been having smoothies on the days I run–lately I’m obsessed with arugula smoothies. We got the big container of arugula at the store on Sunday and it’s already half gone! I want to try this dreamsicle one too!

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