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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!

creamsicle smoothie in a glass with straws

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.

hand holding a creamsicle smoothie in a glass with straws

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.

creamsicle smoothie in a glass with straws

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.

creamsicle smoothie in a glass with straws

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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creamsicle smoothie in a glass with straws

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


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


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


  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.


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

Keywords: orange creamsicle smoothie

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. 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?

    1. I don’t have any other fruit in mind to keep the creamsicle taste. How about vanilla frozen yogurt?

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

    1. 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.

  5. 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

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

  7. I was in the mood for a creamsicle smoothie this morning too.  I had no recipe so I used 2 clementines, cottage cheese, zest of 1 clementine, oj, my protein packet and 5 ice cubes 2teaspoons orange extract it was great.  But after reading your recipe, I am going to try the banana.  Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I’m 
    Really quite new at making smoothies.

  8. Orange creamsicle sounds great! Except I cannot stand bananas. How might I alter this (or other) smoothie recipes to not have banana? I love every recipe of yours that I’ve tried. Just found your Berry Purple Power Smoothie recipe and plan to try that out. Thanks!

  9. This is SO GOOD and tasted just like a creamsicle! Used plain yogurt and felt it was sweet enough. My orange was really good though, so I’m sure that helped! Added one scoop unflavoured hemp protein powder. The orange zest is also a must!!

    1. Hi Ashley! I’m unsure of the nutritional info of this recipe, but there are many great online calculators like this one:

  10. Sally;
    Hi,your orange creamsicle smoothie looks so good and tasty.How do I make it to fit in my 1 person magic bullet blender?Instead of a smoothie could I make it into popsicles?

    1. Try halving the recipe for a smaller blender. Yes, this would be GREAT as popsicles!

  11. Sounds good. I made mine different because I didnt either have or desire and added ingredients. I did mine with orange juice . Orange slices. yogurt. Honey. Almond milk. Apple cinnamon instant oat meal.

  12. So yummy! Frozen banana gives great texture and creaminess to this smoothie. I used plain Greek yoghurt and it was sweet enough for my tastes.

  13. Hello Sally! Is it possible to use milk instead of yogurt ? Thanks!

    1. Hi Isabella, the smoothie will be much thinner without yogurt.

  14. THIS WAS AMAZING I have one problem though, may you please add quanities for the ingredients i went overboard on the vannila extract. I am only a kid but i am trying to cook and make any type of recipie really and I tried this because I was hungry and thought about my moms vannila orange smoothies so I wanted to recreate the recipie, and this helped me recreate it even better keep up the great work.

    1. Hi Jonah! It’s best to bake and make smoothies with an adult around to help 🙂 You can find the recipe with ingredient quantities just above this comments section.

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