This Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe is quick and easy to make. It’s a recipe the kid can make from start to finish. This Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe can be part of a delicious breakfast or an after school snack.
Creamiscle Smoothie Recipe
Yum. You’re going to love this Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe! It is DELICIOUS and it’s full of healthy goodness. The Creamsicle Smoothie can be served as part of a breakfast combo or an afternoon snack. It’s an easy recipe to make so it doesn’t require a lot of time, which is a bonus quality of any recipe.
Is this recipe for all ages? YES!
Every recipe is filled with life lessons to be discovered in the kitchen; even the simplest of recipes. If you are making the Creamsicle Smoothie with the kids, here are a few lessons and concepts to focus on throughout this smoothie making process:
- Cutting Fruit
- Extracting Juice
- Measuring Ingredients
- Sequencing through Recipe Steps
- Knife Safety
- Blender Safety
- Following Directions
Beyond all of the specific lessons a recipe holds, children will ultimately gain independence in the kitchen. A recipe has a power of bringing people together and opening even the pickiest of palates to try more foods. All life long skills we hope to instill in our children as parents and/or care givers.
Before you grab the recipe meet our pal Slice™! He’s part of the Better Bites Gang who has teamed up with Recipe Girl to bring you Better Bites that include navel oranges.
“Hi! I’m Slice™. I am a navel orange and I’m perfect to pack in your lunchbox because you won’t have to worry about my seeds. I’m sweet and I’m delicious. I’m also filled with great things to help your body like vitamin C and fiber. You can eat navel oranges alone or in one of the recipes we are sharing this month. Remember your body needs fresh fruits and fresh veggies like me.
I love mixing up recipes with navel oranges and can’t wait for you to try this Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe.
Meet my friend Sam who is in the kitchen helping to make the Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe!”
Making the Creamsicle Smoothie is fun and easy!
Here is the printable version of the Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe for your convenience:
- 2 cups ice
- 1 ½ cups low fat milk or rice milk or coconut milk
- 6 oz. vanilla low fat yogurt or your favorite dairy free alternative
- 1 naval orange
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 ½ teaspoons orange extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Add 2 cups of ice into the blender.
Step 2: Add 1 ½ cups of low fat milk, but if you prefer whole milk or 1% that is fine too. If you have a dairy allergy or are lactose intolerant you can add your favorite dairy free alternative. We actually like rice milk in this recipe because it's a benign taste and let's the orange flavor pop. It will make the recipe a little icier and less creamy. If you want a creamier option and can use it, try the coconut milk. We find these two alternatives are better with the creamsicle flavor vs. the nut based options. However, use your favorite and what is best for your dietary needs.
Step 3: Scoop 6 oz. of vanilla low fat yogurt, but again you can add your favorite dairy free yogurt alternative instead. There are so many delicious options on the market. As far as the creamsicle flavor, we recommend the silk soy based option and/or the coconut based vanilla yogurt alternatives. Of course, use what's best for your own personal needs. We are only chatting about flavor choices, not dietary needs.
Step 4: Wash the orange and dry it.
Step 5: Cut the navel orange in half.
Note: When cutting the orange, you may want to do this step depending on the age and skill set of your child. It’s up to you to decide if they are ready. You should always start knife safety skills by working together and remember to teach your children to hold items with the bear claw method of folding the tips of your fingers back.
Step 6: Squeeze the juice from both halves of the orange into the blender. If you aren't using a juice extracting gadget, it helps to squeeze each orange half in one direction and then squeeze it in the other direction until all of the juice out.
Note: You can use a citrus squeezer or juicer if you prefer to extract the juice from the orange. However, making a recipe doesn’t always require fancy or expensive gadgets and can be even more fun doing it yourself.
Step 7: Measure and scrape 2 tablespoons of honey into the blender.
Step 8: Measure 1 ½ teaspoons of orange extract and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract into the smoothie blend to enhance the flavors.
Step 9: Finally, add the cover and blended the mixture together before pouring and serving!
NOTE: Always choose your ingredients based on your dietary needs!
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Cheers to Better Bites and the Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe ~ Your Friend Recipe Girl and Slice
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