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This Creamy Orange and Vanilla Smoothie is packed with real orange and vanilla flavour and for extra oomph has vanilla protein powder. It’s a delicious way to start your day or to get over that mid afternoon slump! Plus, it tastes like a favourite childhood frozen treat in smoothie form!
Hey guys! How’s it going? You may or may not remember a little while back I was started a feature called ‘Quickie Thursday’? So, as a refresher, it’s basically an easy recipe, just a little chit chat and a check in before the weekend to say ‘hi.’ So, here’s my second Quickie Thursday feature with this freakin’ delish Creamy Orange and Vanilla Smoothie using Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder. You know I love my smoothies! Two of the most popular ones here on Girl Heart Food are my Peanut Butter Banana, Cocoa & Coffee Smoothie and my Blackberry Coconut Smoothie.
Have you tried any of Bob’s Red Mill’s products? There’s a lot of them and I always get excited browsing through their selection. Every so often I love to try something new I haven’t tried before so today I’m using their Naturally Flavoured Vanilla Protein Powder.
I really love the taste and texture of this one, you guys. This particular product is made with pea protein powder (say that three times fast 😀 ), chicory root fibre, chia seeds, probiotics and monk fruit extract for sweetness. Per serving, it has a whopping 20 grams of plant based protein and 12 grams of fibre. It’s also a source of omega-3 and iron. Did I mention that it’s gluten free and vegan? Loaded with goodness, right??
Putting this protein powder in your smoothie is seriously the BEST way to start your day.
Do you remember years ago (or maybe it was, like, yesterday) when you indulged in those Creamsicle frozen treats? This drink is like that in smoothie form without any refined sugar…ya know, for when you feel like ‘adulting’….hehehe 😉
What was your favourite childhood treat? Besides a Creamsicle, the one thing that sticks out a lot for me is those Swedish Fish. Remember those? They were fruit flavoured gummy candy. Orange was always my go-to. Occasionally at fairs, I would opt for cotton candy, but I wouldn’t dare eat that stuff now. As a kid, though? Fun, sugary, times 😀
The key here is to use frozen orange segments. It gives a thick body to the smoothie, almost like a frozen banana would. Wearing my fancy pants again, I used real vanilla bean here and just loved the little flecks of it throughout. However, if you don’t have vanilla bean on hand, feel free to use pure vanilla extract. You basically have to put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Nothing to it, right? I’m confident that you’re gonna love this one!
Until next time, take care & chit chat again soon 🙂 Have an awesome food-filled weekend!
P.S. If you missed my last recipe, you can check it out here.
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Creamy Orange and Vanilla Smoothie
- 2 medium oranges -segments removed,FROZEN
- 1/2 cup orange juice -not from concentrate
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 vanilla pod -seeds scraped or 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 scoops Bob Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and combined. Pour into glasses and garnish with orange wedge, if desired. Enjoy!