Orange Vanilla Smoothie…or ice cream, popsicles, whatever…

I loved the flavor of Creamsicles┬« as a kid…the orangy vanilla-ey taste got me every time. Now that I’m a bit older and a LOT healthier….well, I don’t eat those anymore.

I still miss the flavor, so what to do… Here’s an easy recipe that will take you back to your childhood, if yours was full of the same flavors mine was.

I made mine into a smoothie, but you can also freeze this mixture into a popsicle and enjoy something you probably haven’t tasted in years:

4-oranges

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c water

Instructions:

  • Peel the oranges and separate them into sections. Try as best as you can to remove the seeds!
  • Throw everything into the blender. Blend for about 15-30 seconds to make sure everything is smooth!

orange-vanilla-smoothie

You can add a bit of ice to this if you want a colder smoothie. Just be sure to add less water if you do this–ice melts! Make them frozen and on a stick! Just pour your blended mixture into tall glasses or popsicle molds. Then, put plastic wrap overtop and insert popsicle sticks before freezing for 2-3 hours. (Can’t imagine why you would do this in January, but, hey, whatever works!)

Or, if you need another frozen idea…throw it in an ice cream maker, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. This one is delicious! Or, just sit by the window and enjoy your orange and vanilla smoothie, dreaming of springtime. It will be here soon, I promise! In the meantime, let the positive thoughts of springtime in your head bring you as close to the real thing as possible!

Tell us YOUR favorite way to enjoy this recipe in the comments section below!

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