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!

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. Made it to the recipe. Highly recommended.

  4. 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!!

  5. I was looking for an orange smoothie recipe for breakfast tomorrow. I googled it, and decided to look at yours because I love orange creamsicles! This sounds so good I can’t wait to try it.

  6. This was super delicious! Do you have the nutritional info for it?

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

  7. Kim Hollenbeck says:

    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!

  8. Sally;
    Ok and thank you for replying to my short note and I am going to make your orange creamsicle smoothie into popsicles and I will let you know how much my mom,niece and nephew like and enjoy eating your popsicles.

    1. Popsicles! That’s a great idea!

  9. Any ideas for what to replaace the yogurt with if you’re dairy free? Can’t do nuts either so no coconut yogurt.

    1. 1. A coconut is not a nut.
      2. This recipe calls for vanilla yogurt, not coconut.

  10. Yum! This is delicious! I threw in a handful of spinach, so it’s a strange green color, but it’s still delicious!

  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.

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