Healthy recipe for a Protein Orange Creamsicle Smoothie made without any protein powder. Naturally sweetened with hidden cauliflower blended in for fiber! Perfect for breakfast or as a preworkout // postworkout snack!!
- ½ c orange juice
- ½ c almond milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbs honey*
- 1 c Greek yogurt**
- ½ c riced cauliflower, frozen
- ½ navel orange, frozen (peeled and chopped into 1” pieces)
- ½ banana, frozen (peeled and chopped into slices)
- BLEND ALL INGREDIENTS: For easiest blending layer in exact order of ingredient list. This just makes it easier on your blender to get momentum going and blend everything uniformly. Blend all ingredients until desired consistency has been reached, adjust sweetener to taste. Enjoy immediately.
LOW SUGAR ALTERNATIVE: Omit the banana + double the amount of cauliflower + use stevia instead of honey (adjust amount to taste). I don’t recommend leaving out the OJ, since it adds a lot to the flavor. But if you’re very concerned about the sugar in juice, you can use a whole orange instead of a half and use double the amount of almond milk instead of the half OJ / half almond milk combo. Please note this will give the smoothie only a light citrus flavor instead of a true creamsicle flavor.
*Or sweetener of choice, liquid stevia drops work awesome here if you’re watching your sugar intake
**I have used Whole Milk and 2% fat organic Greek yogurt varieties in this recipe and both taste delicious. Nonfat yogurt doesn’t give as full-bodied a taste or mimic the ice cream milkshake feel as well.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Protein: 26 g