This orange creamsicle smoothie is filled with fruit, which makes it a great beverage for a quick breakfast or snack. It makes a creamy and delicious treat with only five simple ingredients and a taste that will remind you of creamsicle popsicles.
Cool and refreshing smoothies are the perfect summer time beverage. Whether it is a strawberry avocado smoothie or a berry oat smoothie their creamy and fruity goodness makes them an amazing healthy snack or breakfast.
This orange creamsicle smoothie is a throwback to childhood with all the flavors of a creamsicle popsicle or an Orange Julius. For me it brings back summertime memories of running to the ice cream truck with allowance!
The smoothie uses orange juice as a base, and then adds in some cantaloupe and banana, for lots of fruit in one delicious glass.
This smoothie has only 5 simple ingredients which combine together for creamy citrus flavor.
- Orange juice – The orange juice can be fresh squeezed if you have it, but if not bottled juice works fine.
- Frozen banana – Using a frozen banana is part of what makes the smoothie so creamy.
- Cantaloupe – Cantaloupe isn’t a traditional ingredients in orange creamsicles, but I love adding it to this smoothie. It makes the smoothier thicker and creamier. It also cuts the taste of the orange juice so that the smoothie has more depth of flavor.
- Vanilla – Creamsicles have a slight vanilla flavor.
- Coconut cream – The coconut cream is optional, but it adds some fat to the smoothie to make it more filling. It also makes it creamier and provides some pretty white swirls in the smoothie.
Using frozen bananas is a great way to make a smoothie creamy without using yogurt. I personally prefer to make my smoothies without yogurt, so I used frozen bananas frequently.
To freeze bananas take very ripe, or even over ripe bananas and peel them. You can freeze the bananas either whole or sliced.
I like to freeze them flat on a metal baking sheet and then once they are frozen put them in a freezer bag. Then when it is time to use them you can just take some out of the bag and throw them in a blender.
Making the Smoothie
To make the smoothie simply place the orange juice, frozen bananas, cantaloupe and vanilla in a blender and blend it until well mixed. It should end up a pale orange color.
You can add the coconut cream with the other ingredients and blend it in. I prefer to add it after and stir it in with a spoon.
Stirring it in after makes swirls of white in the smoothie and against the sides of the glass. But doing it this way is just for the fun creamsicle look, so you can skip it if you like!
This smoothie is packed with healthy flavor! The smoothie is rich in vitamin A, fiber and potassium. And of course between the orange juice and the cantaloupe it is very high in vitamin C.
This smoothie makes a great snack or breakfast that tastes delicious and lets you indulge without guilt.
How to Serve
Serve the creamsicle smoothie garnished with fresh oranges. You can either have the entire recipe as one large smoothie or split it between two glasses if it just a snack.
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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
A cool and refreshing summertime treat with only five simple ingredients.
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup chopped cantaloupe
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon coconut cream
- Combine the orange juice, cantaloupe, banana and vanilla in a blender and mix well.
- Pour into a glass.
- Stir the coconut cream into the smoothie if desired, swirling it through the liquid and up against the glass to make swirls of color.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 2g
Nutrition facts are estimates.
13 thoughts on “Orange Creamsicle Smoothie”
That all looks absolutely amazing! I am all about healthy eating.
I make lots of different smoothies, but I never thought to add cantaloupe. This sounds so refreshing and makes a perfect meal paired with the Bistro Bowls. #client
Holy moly that looks delicious! The salad AND the smoothie. I love how healthy this is. So many micronutrients… 😀
Everything looks fresh and healthy! I have never thought to turn a melon into a smoothie, but now I definitely have to try it.
My Mom loves smoothies. I bet she’d like this one as it’s easy to make and has some of her favorite fruits.
This sounds like a delicious smoothie combination!! I love grabbing salads like this makes lunch quick and easy.
Lovely recipe! Sounds amazing!
Yum! I often find orange juice a bit sour, and this looks like a great combination.
I’ve never thought to try cantaloupe in a smoothie. I’m intrigued though. I’ll be adding the ingredients to my shopping list this week!
This sounds so refreshing and perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! This is going to be one of my features next week. 🙂 Hope to see you again on Sunday!
I love Cantaloupe, this smoothie would be great! Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
Bringing a healthy kid into the world is a great reason to give up my barely-once-a-week glass of wine, but it’s also no excuse to give up being social and doing the things I used to do with others.
I made this for a housewarming party and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I doubled the recipe and added an extra cup of cranberry juice and rum. I used gold rum instead of spiced because it’s what I had and it was still delicious.