Our refreshing vegan and gluten free Creamsicle Smoothie just might bring back a childhood memory. It did for Megs and me! When I was young my dad and I had a ritual of going to get the car washed. While waiting for the car we would go next door and get a massive Orange Julius to share. Continuing the tradition, when the girls were little, we would go up to the mall near our house and I would buy them an Orange Julius. Another childhood memory was after golfing with my dad, he loved creamsicle ice cream bars. And after a hot round of golf, I would look forward to eating that ice cream with my dad! Making childhood memories with my kids over the years has brought me such joy~ and it still does today. Food is such a big part of our lives and our memories. What memory do you have around a specific food that you can share with us below?
Back when my dad and I drank this ridiculously refreshing orange flavored drink, little did I know a raw egg was added. Who Knew? It wasn’t until I got older that I learned about that egg. When I started taking the girls to get their Orange Julius, the egg became an added option. Wow! Orange Julius was really progressive! So WHY THE RAW EGG? Raw egg or not, this delicious orange Creamsicle Smoothie is a blast from the past and one that brings back wonderful memories of special times we share with food. Here is our version of an old favorite, a creamsicle smoothie similar to the original Orange Julius.
Not a fan or oranges? We have lots of wonderful seasonal fresh or frozen fruit smoothies! Cherry season is coming up, however you can find frozen cherries too Cherry Garcia. Another delicious fresh or frozen smoothie is our Carrot Mango Smoothie.
Watch our refreshing Creamsicle Smoothie recipe video and scroll below for the full recipe.
Suuuper simple – citrus is the star!
2 oranges, peeled (seedless preferable) or any other varieties of oranges.
1 cup coconut milk (from can with cream)
1/4 cup coconut cream (from can)
2 dates, pitted
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp orange extract
Added protein options:
-1 raw egg
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.
NOTE: Peg’s favorite pairing or peeling knife.