A healthy dose of Vitamin C to keep your immune system strong in this quick and easy Creamy Orange Banana Smoothie!
This Creamy Clementine Smoothie will wake you right up and give you a huge dose of Vitamin C to start your day. It’s perfect in the winter months to keep your immune system strong, but it’s equally as wonderful in the summer months to keep you hydrated and refreshed.
As always, this smoothie is healthy, dairy free and vegan!
Easier Than Juicing
Growing up, I drank a glass of orange juice almost every morning. It was sweet and refreshing and perked up my tastebuds. I still enjoy a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice from time to time, but store bought is expensive and it’s time consuming to make your own at home.
Enter this easy Creamy Clementine Banana Smoothie. It takes just a few minutes in a blender to get all creamy, smooth, and delicious!
Bonus: you get to enjoy the benefits of all the healthy fiber which juice doesn’t have.
I used clementines instead of oranges because the kids love them! I always have 1-2 large bags in the fridge just waiting for little hands wanting a snack. They are sweet, easy to peel and contain no seeds. Even your kids could help get them into this smoothie quickly!
Tastes Like a Creamsicle
I used almond milk, a few cashews and a ripe banana to add creaminess. I also think coconut milk (instead of the almond milk) would be absolutely dreamy in this, but I didn’t have any at the time.
It all comes together to taste just like a creamsicle! Remember that creamy vanilla ice cream surrounded by sweet orange? That was one of my favorite flavors from childhood.
You’ll get that same sweet creamy deliciousness that takes you straight back to your summers as a kid, but in a healthy, smart, grown-up, yet kid friendly, way! I know you can’t resist!
Creamy Orange Banana Smoothie
I hope you guys love this Orange Banana Smoothie as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and star rating.
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Rise and Shine Creamy Orange Banana Smoothie
- ½ cup non dairy milk (I used almond milk...I think coconut milk would be divine!)
- 4 clementines (peeled)
- 1 ripe banana (peeled)
- 3 tbsp raw cashews
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
*Original posted February 2015. Photos updated December 2017.
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