Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Check out a healthy twist on the childhood favorite with this recipe for an Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. Enjoy the same classic creamy orange popsicle flavor using whole food ingredients instead.

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Orange creamsicle smoothie in a glass.

Smoothies without added sugars are perfect for a healthy snack or quick breakfast. We also love this Classic Green Smoothie and this popular Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie. Check out all of our Smoothie Recipes for more inspiration.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Vitamin C is an important building block for healthy immunity. A fabulous way to obtain it is through the juice of fresh oranges. Doesn’t a healthy orange smoothie sound like a great way to get that vitamin C?
  • It tastes like a healthier Orange Julius that you might remember getting at the mall or maybe one of the creamsicle popsicles you grabbed at the ice cream truck as a treat when you were a kid. This smoothie has a heartwarming nostalgic taste.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Bonus!
Overhead image of a frozen drink in a glass.

Ingredients

  • Orange juice – Use freshly squeezed juice or buy 100% orange juice from the store.
  • Frozen bananas – These are key to obtaining that frozen drink vibe.
  • Avocado – Adds a velvet creaminess with a boost of healthy fats.
  • Vanilla Extract – A hit of vanilla gives you that old-school orange creamsicle popsicle taste.

Expert Tip

If you use store-bought orange juice, be sure to check that there are no added sugars. Look for the label to say 100% juice to make sure it is a healthier choice.

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Equipment

  • Sharp Paring Knife – For slicing open the avocado.
  • Blender – You can use a Nutribullet or a high power blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec. Either will work.
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  • Ten variable speeds allow you to blend the smoothest smoothies.
  • BPA Free.
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Instructions

Step 1

The nice thing about smoothie recipes is how easy they are!

First, start by placing the ingredients in the blender.

Step 2

Next, blend on high until the smoothie is thick and creamy.

Step 3

Then, pour into two glasses and enjoy.

Orange creamsicle smoothie in a glass.

Recipe Variations

  • For a bit of natural sweetener, drizzle in a smidge of honey or maple syrup.
  • Swap out the orange juice for pineapple juice and enjoy a healthy Dole Whip knockoff. Frozen peach or mango would also be delicious fruits to substitute in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have frozen bananas add 2-3 ice cubes instead and add a bit of milk. Keep the smoothie vegan by using almond milk, full-fat coconut milk, or homemade hemp milk.
  • Amp up the nutrition and make this smoothie green with a handful of spinach or kale.
  • Boost the protein with a spoonful of Greek yogurt, a tablespoon of chia seeds, flax seeds, or a scoop of protein powder. One of our favorite protein powders with a super healthy ingredients list is Ora So Lean So Clean.

Serving Suggestions

  • Top with orange zest from the peel for a professional-looking presentation.
  • Garnish with fresh orange slices on the side of the glass.
  • Enjoy it as a smoothie bowl! This fresh orange smoothie recipe is so thick and creamy that you could eat it with a spoon. The frozen bananas and the luscious avocado create such a creamy texture, almost like a soft-serve consistency.

FAQS

Are orange smoothies good for you?

Of course, it always depends on the ingredients. This recipe uses only whole and healthy ingredients.

How many calories are in an orange creamsicle smoothie?

This recipe makes two servings and is 307 calories per smoothie.

Storage Tips

Based on firsthand experience, for optimum freshness and taste, smoothies are best enjoyed immediately. If you do need to store it, pour the smoothie into an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate it right away. It is safe to store for up to 24 hours.

Orange creamsicle smoothie in a glass.

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**This recipe was originally posted on June 10, 2015, and updated on April 23, 2019, and updated again on February 26, 2024, with recipe notes, writing, and photos.**

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Orange creamsicle smoothie in a glass.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Sharon Rhodes
Check out a healthy twist on the childhood favorite with this recipe for an Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. Enjoy the same classic creamy orange flavor using whole food ingredients instead.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 307 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice *approximately 2 large oranges
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth, adding water if needed.
    2 frozen bananas, 1 avocado, ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

Video

Notes

Storage Tips

  • Based on firsthand experience, for optimum freshness and taste, smoothies are best enjoyed immediately.
  • If you do need to store it, pour the smoothie into an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate it right away. It is safe to store for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 1095mgFiber: 9gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 410IUVitamin C: 66.8mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword orange creamsicle smoothie, orange smoothie
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15 Comments

  1. Aldi sells organic unsweetened vanilla and regular almond milk. I can’t say anything about the rest of the ingredients list as I can’t remember it.

  2. It’s very easy to make your own organic almond milk! All you need is a high speed blender, organic almonds and filtered water. Oh, and something to strain the milk with. A nylon Nut Milk Bag is great, cheesecloth tends not to be strong enough. I make my almond milk with one cup almonds to about 3-1/2 cups water, for about a quart of almond milk. You can water it down further if you like. The best thing about it is that there are only two ingredients, almonds and water! No extra mysterious anything! And it takes about 5 minutes to make. I use my own almond milk for all my smoothies. Also, the leftover pulp (almond meal) can be mulch for your garden or you can dry it out and use it in baking as a flour alternative.

    1. Thanks so much Sara! Great method. I’m in the planning stags of a new blender currently. Homemade milk, here I come! 🙂

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