Creamiscle Smoothie Recipe Made with Fresh Navel Oranges

Two Creamsicle Smoothies in juice glasses with orange straws, a fresh slice of orange on the rim served on an orange scalloped plate on a picnic table

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. 

Navel Orange

“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:

Creamiscle Smoothie Recipe

Two Creamsicle Smoothies in juice glasses with orange straws, a fresh slice of orange on the rim served on an orange scalloped plate on a picnic table
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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!

Notes

This Recipe is Brought to You by:

Sponsor banners for WowButter, True Made Foods, and Community Care Physicians, P.C.

Cartoon character of an orange running with sneakers and a baseball cap

Cheers to Better Bites and the Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe ~ Your Friend Recipe Girl and Slice

P.S.  Don’t forget to print Recipe Girls cover page and Slice’s cover page along with the recipes to build your own recipe book at home!  CLICK HERE 

If you are looking for more recipes from our friend Slice, check out his favorite shares this month:

Creamsicle Fruit Dip

Citrus Salad Dressing

Rainbow Salad

If you liked this recipe as much as we do, here are few products you might find fun to add to your kitchen with this recipe: 

 

And, if you are interested in all that the Better Bites Gang has to offer, hop over to our main page and learn about Recipe Girl, Teeny the Tiny Taste Tester, Click, Sip and their other fruit and veggie pals.  There are new pals joining the gang all year long so sign up for our family newsletter for updates!  Here’s the link to the page.

If you want to bring Better Bites to your schools.  Learn about our school program here.

Thanking Sponsors for Better Bites Program Launch

Want more healthy food fun?

If you haven’t already, signed up for my brand new program coming out called Better Bites™ join us today!

Better Bites is all about the adventures of Recipe Girl and Teeny the tiny taste tester.  You can register your family, or school, for this adventurous food fun program as we increase our love for fruits and veggies in an innovative new program. 

Recipe Girls and Teeny will be teaming up and introducing their team of fruit and veggie friends starting very soon. They are also teaming up with a couple of friends who will encourage Better Sips™and Better Sips™ along the way.  I can’t wait for you to meet all of my new friends here at the site.

Here is the link to sign up for Better Bites.

Learn more about navel oranges here.

 

23 Comments on “Creamiscle Smoothie Recipe Made with Fresh Navel Oranges”

  1. I have never tried smoothies out with the kids before. Great way to get some goodness into them. I also have to search for coconut yogurt!!! Yum 🙂

  2. Your Creamsicle Smoothie looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Hi
    I love smoothies and this Creamsicle Smoothie looks delicious. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Thing blog hop. Yum!
    Joyously,
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner Co-Hostess at Katherines Corner

  4. That looks delicious. Love this dairy free flavor idea. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week. You are my featured blogger. congratulations Jodie!

  5. This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to give it a try. I love creamsicle ice cream bars so I’m sure I’ll love this too! Thanks for stopping by Inspiration Thursday and sharing the recipe. Have a great week!

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