This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is an easy 5 ingredient smoothie recipe that’s super delicious and tastes almost too good to be a smoothie!
I absolutely love smoothies. Some of my friends even call me the Smoothie Queen because I make them so much haha. I seriously could drink smoothies every day. There are so many great benefits to drinking smoothies, but the biggest one is probably the amount of vitamins and nutrients you can get in just one smoothie cup. I enjoy playing around with flavors and combinations to see what tastes the best, but also is healthy and good for you. And this orange creamsicle smoothie recipe definitely does not disappoint!
LET’S TALK ORANGES!
Of course there are several types of oranges you can choose from when it comes to making a smoothie. Most oranges (and citrus fruits) are in season during the winter months, so this is when they will be the sweetest.
Thanks to my husband I recently discovered Sumo Citrus oranges. They are sweet, seedless and easy to peel. They’re also really big so two people can usually share one orange. I know, crazy! For this recipe I used sumo citrus oranges but feel free to use Navel or mandarin oranges too! Just make sure you remove any seeds or you can juice the orange if you want.
ORANGE CREAMSICLE SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
You only need 5 ingredients to make this super delicious smoothie recipe!
Oranges - Feel free to use naval, mandarin, sumo citrus or your favorite orange. If you are using a small orange like mandarin oranges you will need to add a few more to this recipe. I highly suggest trying sumo citrus oranges because they are really good.
Vanilla Almond milk - Or your favorite plant based milk. If you don’t have vanilla flavored then add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract to your smoothie.
Frozen Banana - Frozen bananas work best as it gives the smoothie a thick, creamy consistency. Just peel your banana ahead of time, cut it in half and lay it in a single layer on a plate. Freeze in your freezer for about 3 hours. Then transfer the frozen banana from the plate to a freezer safe bag or air-tight container. They are ready to use when you need them and usually last up to 3 months in the freezer.
Plain or Vanilla Yogurt - Adding a little bit of yogurt to this smoothie helps give the smoothie a smooth consistency. I use vanilla dairy-free yogurt, but plain or vanilla greek yogurt would work as well.
Ground flaxseeds or protein powder (optional) - I love adding ground flaxseeds to most of my smoothies, but you can certainly leave it out.
WANT MORE SMOOTHIE RECIPES?
Try out some more of my favorite smoothie recipes below!
- Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
- Strawberry Peach Smoothie
- Avocado Pineapple Smoothie
- Tropical Blood Orange Smoothie
- Matcha Green Smoothie