Last night I asked for a sip of my lady’s orange juice before having a wee glass of vanilla brazil nut milk. Ooh-wee! It was a creamy citrusy sensation when those two tastes came together, and I went to bed knowing that this morning I would wake up and make myself an orange creamsicle smoothie for breakfast.
So simple, really; I added the chia seeds for extra thickness as well as some omegas and zinc, but they’re not necessary otherwise. When the weather gets cooler and the air gets drier, I find myself needing more healthy fats to stay moisturized from the inside out – hence the coconut oil – but it also adds a nice flavor to the smoothie. As a nod to a similar duo of beverages at my former workplace (Ecopolitan), I can also assure you that this would be GREAT with a handful or two of spinach in it.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
makes one large smoothie
2 frozen bananas
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup of your favorite plain or vanilla milk (I used Brazil nut)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (if your milk doesn’t already have vanilla in it)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then enjoy!