Orange Creamsicle Smoothie.

This creamy, healthy 5 ingredient smoothie tastes like an orange julius and a creamsicle pop combined. Vitamin C has never tasted so good!

This creamy, healthy 5 ingredient smoothie tastes like an orange julius and a creamsicle pop combined! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Hi! Today we’re busy settling into our new home in Philly and my spot for the next few days is organizing this mess. You can’t see it in the photo but there are about 12 boxes to unpack on the left. Send help.

I have a hate/love relationship with organizing kitchens.

In the meantime, I have the peeeeerfect recipe for you to beat the heat this toasty summer week. Have you ever had an Orange Julius drink before at the mall? Or an orange creamsicle popsicle in the summertime? Today’s shockingly simple smoothie recipe was inspired by both favorites. The tastes of vanilla and orange in one.

This creamy, healthy 5 ingredient smoothie tastes like an orange julius and a creamsicle pop combined! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Essie “Strut Your Stuff” :)

Creamy, cool, citrusy, lip-smackin’ protein-packed sweetness.

This shockingly simple smoothie is my current post-workout obsession. Couch + feet up + this smoothie + a spoonful of peanut butter (which turns into three spoonfuls of peanut butter) is how I unwind from a run these days. I’m already at 32 miles for July… 68 to go for my 100 mile challenge. Wooohooo.

This smoothie is the creamiest of creamy. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, then you know about my obsession with frozen banana. Seriously – if you want a creamy smoothie that is thick enough to eat with a spoon, then frozen banana is your answer. Typically smoothie recipes call for ice to thicken the texture, but I find ice waters it down. The frozen banana gets the job done without giving the smoothie a slushy texture.

Frozen banana turns into a delicious vanilla tasting “soft serve” when blended with vanilla extract and a splash of milk. Instead of milk, however, I use a little orange juice. These three ingredients are the base of your orange creamsicle smoothie. Don’t worry, you can’t really taste the banana under the vanilla and orange.

This creamy, healthy 5 ingredient smoothie tastes like an orange julius and a creamsicle pop combined. Vitamin C has never tasted so good!

Only a couple more ingredients until your orange creamsicle smoothie is complete. A little protein-packed Greek yogurt and an orange. Blend all this vitamin C packed goodness together until thick and smooth. That’s it!

A simple, 5 ingredient smoothie recipe that will make any day feel like summertime. For the record, I’ll be drinking these all year long thankyouverymuch.

Sometimes I add a little orange zest to up the ante. That’s optional! And for an added nutritious punch, try adding a handful of greens like kale or spinach to the smoothie.

This creamy, healthy 5 ingredient smoothie tastes like an orange julius and a creamsicle pop combined. Vitamin C has never tasted so good!

If you love orange creamsicles and orange julius, this smoothie has your name written all over it. The recipe makes enough for 2 servings, but I usually drink one and then the rest a few hours later. You’ll probably drink the whole thing too. It’s so dang good!

A sunny day in a glass. Enjoy!

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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Yield: serves 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

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This creamy, healthy 5 ingredient smoothie tastes like an orange julius and a creamsicle pop combined. Vitamin C has never tasted so good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen ripe banana, previously peeled & sliced
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced
  • optional: 2 teaspoons orange zest

Directions:

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender to break down the frozen banana and orange. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. On high, blend the frozen banana chunks, vanilla, and orange juice together until thick, creamy, and smooth - about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add the yogurt, orange, and orange zest (if using). Blend until combined.

Additional Notes:

For an extra nutrition punch, try adding 1 cup of your favorite greens like kale or spinach!

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Try my tropical version next! I add a little mango to make my Sunshine Smoothie. You’ll love it.

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This creamy, healthy 5 ingredient smoothie tastes like an orange julius and a creamsicle pop combined. Vitamin C has never tasted so good!
   

89 Responses to “Orange Creamsicle Smoothie.”

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    Tara | Treble in the Kitchenposted August 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Looks fabulous and delicious! I love orange in my smoothies!

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    maksposted August 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    what would happen if i didnt add orange zest

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    Candaceposted August 20, 2014 at 7:55 am

    This looks so good! I craved orange creamsicles like a mad woman when I was pregnant with my son, too bad I didn’t have this recipe then but I’ll definitely try it soon :)

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    Fatimaposted December 12, 2014 at 6:40 am

    yummmmyy, never had this before, so good tasting, i can only have it in winter because oranges are seasonal here, made it today and it was delicious.

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    Robinposted December 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Hi, curious about the frozen banana. Does it need to be frozen or can you use a regular banana? Thanks.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 27th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Hi Robin. If you want a creamy smoothie that is thick enough to eat with a spoon, then frozen banana is your answer. Typically smoothie recipes call for ice to thicken the texture, but I find ice waters it down. The frozen banana gets the job done without giving the smoothie a slushy texture.

      A regular banana is fine, but frozen is ideal for best taste and texture.

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    Jimiposted February 2, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    is there a way to replace bananas? i am allergic to bananas and most of these recipes have bananas :(((

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    selenaposted February 20, 2015 at 1:57 am

    This looks so good, but allergic to banana – any replacement suggestions for that?

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    • Sallyreplied on February 20th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      a little more yogurt and a few ice cubes is a nice substitute. to really keep that creamy texture and creamsicle taste, how about vanilla frozen yogurt.

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    Kathrynposted September 2, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Do you use Navel or Valencia (juice oranges?) And for the 1/2 C orange juice, do you use store bought or fresh squeezed? Thank you! By the way, I’m loving your smoothie recipes. My boyfriend and I are able to get in all of our daily servings of fruits and veggies by incorporating whole food smoothies in our diet. Have you ever tried using china seeds in your smoothies? You MUST have a high power blender to break them down to help digest them, like flax seeds. (I have the Nutri Ninja) and its so powerful that it just cuts through frozen fruits and veggies with ease and I don’t have to scrape down the sides of the blended because it incorporates everything perfectly. Btw, chia seeds are packed with Omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. They also can be used as a thickener too for those thinner consistency smoothies. I encourage you to do some research on chia seeds if you haven’t heard of them! Thanks again for the awesome smoothie recipes!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 2nd, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Either! I’ve used both varieties depending what I have on had. Same goes for the juice too. I’ve never put chia seeds in my smoothies before, but it’s definitely worth trying! I do love making chia pudding. Thanks so much.

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    Rich Mposted January 18, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    This was delicious I forgot to add the ingredients at different times but it still came out GREAT! Also, make sure to peel banana before freezing. LOL

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