good morning orange smoothie

I wanted to share the kids’ new favorite smoothie that we whipped up this morning for breakfast with a whole wheat tortilla, banana, nut butter roll on the side.

I’ve seen a few different orange “julius” or “creamsicle” versions around, but many of them use orange concentrate in them, of which I am not a big fan.  It’s highly processed and full of sugar.

This one has whole, fresh ingredients and the kids LOVE it!

Here’s what you need:

2 large oranges peeled  and separated into wedges(leave as much pith on the orange as possible because the pith has lots of wonderful nutrients)
1 large spoonful of raw almond butter
1 large frozen banana cut in small pieces (we keep a zip-loc bag with frozen banana pieces in the freezer at all times)
1 cup milk of choice (we use almond milk)
agave nectar to taste (or other sweetener of choice) It doesn’t need much, the bananas and oranges provide a good amount of sweetness.
1 handful of ice

Throw everything into a blender until well blended and creamy. Makes 2-3 servings


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10 Responses to good morning orange smoothie

  1. alice t says:

    sounds delish! i have been craving these flavors as well. i had an orange julius drink made with orange & pineapple juices & coconut. i will give this a whirl though, esp. with almond milk. that’s where its at!

  2. MelBee says:

    This sounds yummy! definitely going to try this tomorrow. Do you know any good recipes like this that use kiwi and/or grapefruit but make them less sharp? I only ask ‘cos your recipes always appeal.x Thank you.x

    • Kiwi, banana and dates with milk (of choice) is really good if the kiwi is really soft. they are much sweeter that way. Grapefruit: I’ve tried a few different ways and I just can’t stomach it. It’s probably the only fruit I don’t like 🙁

      • MelBee says:

        Thank you so much – you are a pal.xx Yeah I feel the same about grapefruit but my mother in law gives them to me….I’ll have to pass them on- I don’t like to waste them. Take care have good weekend.x

  3. kristin says:

    thanks!! looks like a keeper. xx

  4. angela says:

    Yum! I am so going to buy some oranges today 🙂

  5. angela says:

    UPDATE: made them, love them, kids slurped them up! did me and the hubby

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