Healthy Creamsicle Fruit Dip with Fresh Navel Oranges

Making Creamsicle Dip with Toby

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Creamsicle Fruit Dip made with fresh navel oranges is a great recipe for the kids to make from start to finish.  It’s ideal for lunchbox packing and after school snacking, encouraging more added fruit for delicious dipping fun.  You can also make it with your favorite dairy free alternatives.

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Healthy Creamsicle Fruit Dip with Navel Oranges

Creamsicle Fruit Dip is actually one of the easiest and simplest recipes.  This food combination is the perfect demonstration of how a simple recipe can make a big difference in flavor.  This easy recipe validates what Recipe Girls always shares, “…a recipe is a very powerful tool.  It can help us eat more fruit and veggies throughout the day.”  And, this recipe is designed to do just that; eat more fruit!  

This Creamsicle Fruit Dip is perfect for breakfast, lunchbox packing, after school snacking or a healthy dessert.

Our friends at the Better Bites Gang tell us that Creamsicle Fruit Dip is perfectly paired with cinnamon apple slices, which is another Better Bites gang favorite.  

Every recipe is full of lessons to help teach children either simple or complex activities related to cooking and kitchen safety.  Here are a few key concepts to chat through when making the Creamsicle Fruit Dip at your home;

  • Cutting Fruit
  • Extracting Juice
  • Measuring Ingredients
  • Sequencing through Recipe Steps
  • Knife Safety
  • Folding Ingredients
  • Following Directions

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 like the Creamsicle Fruit Dip. 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 Creamsicle Fruit Dip.

Meet my friend Toby who is in the kitchen helping to make the Creamsicle Fruit Dip and show you how easy this recipe is to make at your house!”

Making the Creamsicle Fruit Dip Recipe is Easy and Fun!

Step 1:  Toby took 6 oz. of vanilla yogurt and scooped it into a bowl.  Remember you can use your your favorite dairy free yogurt alternative instead of regular yogurt depending on your concerns and tastebuds;  there are so many delicious alternatives available.

Step 2:  Then Toby took 6 oz. of Greek vanilla yogurt and scooped it into the same bowl.  Again, use your favorite dairy free yogurt alternative.

Step 3: Toby washed his orange off and dried it. 

Step 4:  Then Toby cut 1 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 5:  Then Toby squeezed the juice into a wide liquid measuring cup.  He squeezed each orange half in one direction and then squeezed it in the other direction until he got all of the juice out with his mighty muscles.  

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 6:  Toby poured the juice into the bowl with the two different yogurts and folded all of the ingredients together.

What is Folding?  Recipe Girls says that the word ‘folding’ in a recipe is like a stop sign telling you NOT to use an electric mixer.  It means we are trying to keep the ingredients light and fluffy.  We do this with a nice gentle stir with a rubber spatula starting at the bottom of a bowl stirring under, over and around.

How to Serve the Creamsicle Fruit Dip

The Creamsicle Fruit Dip is delicious with fresh cut fruit.  The Better Bites Gang loves cinnamon apple slices with this Creamsicle Fruit Dip Recipe; it’s their favorite way to eat this recipe!

If you are packing the Creamsicle Fruit Dip in the lunchbox pack the dip in a small travel container, but remember to pack an ice pack.  This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

Here is a printable version of the recipe for your convenience:

Creamsicle Fruit Dip

Creamsicle Fruit Dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. vanilla yogurt (or your favorite dairy free alternative)
  • 6 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt (or your favorite dairy free alternative)
  • 1 navel orange

Instructions

Cut the navel orange in half.  Extract the juice from the orange by either squeezing it out by hand into a wide mouth measuring measuring cup for liquids or use a citrus press.

Scoop the yogurts into a bowl.  Slowly pour in the freshly squeezed orange juice.  Fold the ingredients together.

Note:  Serve with fresh cut fruit.  The Better Bites Gang loves cinnamon apple slices with this Creamsice Fruit Dip Recipe.

Notes

This Recipe is Brought to You by:

Cheers to Better Bites and Creamsicle Fruit Dip ~ Your Friend Recipe Girl and Slice

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

Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe

Citrus Salad Dressing

Rainbow Salad

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