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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

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.

Recipe 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!

93 comments

  1. I can never get enough citrus! This looks like summer in a cup, haha. I love grapefruit, and I feel like it isn’t used in recipes often, so I’d love to try this recipe with a lovely pink grapefruit 🙂

  2. Looks so yummy!

  3. Good luck with that kitchen! I’m sure it will all come together wonderfully. This creamsicle smoothie definitely looks like the perfect treat for the hot weather we’ve been having. Can’t wait to give it a try asap!

  4. Good luck with all of your unpacking Sally! It’s one of those necessary evils that feels as if it never ends, but it’s so rewarding to have an organized kitchen (and house too!) once you’re through. When we moved into our current house (that we’re leaving in 2 months, oof!), I remember that the most annoying part was cutting and laying down contact paper in all of the shelves and drawers. Not exactly looking forward to that again, but it’d be worth it to have a double oven and tons of counter space! 😉

  5. Hi Sally,
    Love your work. Your photographs are wonderful and recipes are awesome.

  6. Oh I must have this! Looks as good as it sounds.

  7. Eeek! I used to LOVE orange julius’ when I was a kid! Gots to try this!

  8. I’m pretty sure I could drink this every day! I love orange creamsicles and this looks incredibly refreshing, perfect for summer!

  9. 1/3 of your goal already down! That’s awesome. I want to sun to come back out where I live so I can drink something cold like this!

  10. The unpacking is worth it Sally. Double Oven. Double Oven.

  11. Orange Creamsicle anything is delicious. This is such a great guilt-free smoothie I will probably end up drinking all summer long. Pinned.

  12. Good luck with your 100 mile challenge! That sounds rough!

  13. Frozen bananas for life. I’ve decided summer wouldn’t be summer without them! Good luck with the kitchen organizing … at least you will know where everything is! The worst is trying to figure out someone else’s kitchen (as I’m sure you know) That is not fun 🙂
    Love this refreshing and oh so easy summer drink Sally! Smoothie variations are always welcome!

  14. Orange creamsicle just screams summer to me – and with how hot and humid it’s been, this smoothie has my name written all over it! 😀

  15. So many smoothies I need to try this summer, this is going on the list!

  16. Hello Sally,

    I really don’t like the taste of ripe bananas and find it overpowering regardless of what it’s mixed in. Is there any other fruit you could use to replace the banana in this recipe?

  17. This looks so perfect for the super hot weather we’re having here right now! Happy unpacking Sally 🙂

  18. I LOVE all your smoothie recipes. I was super happy to find frozen spinach cubes (the size of a standard ice cube) ON SALE last week in the frozen food section! Add one or two into my smoothies and bam. Can’t even taste it and you get that extra popeye punch. Lol

  19. Oh my goodness is this ever delicious!! Thank you for creating this divine smoothie specimen!! It just vaulted to the top of my smoothie list!!!

  20. This is AMAZING!!!! I just discovered your website and I love your stuff. I am an awful cook but have had success with a couple things already. Though after making this I might not bother with anything else!

    • I’m so glad you love this smoothie! It’s my current obsession. Hope you do try a few other recipes though Meg!

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

  22. what would happen if i didnt add orange zest

  23. 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 🙂

  24. 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.

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

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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.

  28. 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!

    • 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.

  29. 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

  30. Hi! This recipe sounds fantastic- but is there an alternative to yogurt? I’m terribly allergic.

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