I tend to think of smoothies as just breakfast food, when I should be considering them for afternoon energy, too. After all, I think a fruit-infused, whole food beverage will power me through my 5pm hikes a lot better than the dark chocolate I often reach for! The problem is, my smoothies tend to be big, thick shakes that are rather filling. So I dialed it back and focused on fresh, rewarding flavors with this Blueberry Orange Creamsicle Smoothie.
This Blueberry Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is Juice Bar Worthy
Thanks to the fresh-squeezed orange juice and sweet-tart wild blueberries, this smoothie tastes like a flavorful blend that you might get at a popular juice bar. Orange juice is also an interesting ingredient for dairy-free consumers specifically, because it has been linked to improved bone density. Scientists believe the dairy-free bone health benefits may be due to the high levels of natural vitamin C, potassium, citrate, magnesium, and other phytonutrients in oranges, and how they interact together in our bodies.
You can get calcium-fortified orange juice, which also contains a highly absorbable form of calcium. But I must admit, this blueberry orange creamsicle smoothie tastes amazing with fresh-squeezed orange juice. Seriously, try it, the flavor is amazing!
Special Diet Notes: Blueberry Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, top food allergy-friendly, oil-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.
- ¾ cup orange juice (preferably fresh-squeezed)
- ½ cup frozen blueberries (I use wild blueberries)
- ¼ cup coconut cream
- ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla flavoring (see Vanilla Note below)
- Ice (optional)
- Place the orange juice, Wild Blueberries, coconut cream, and vanilla in your blender and puree until smooth.
- If a cooler, slightly thicker drink is desired, blend in some crushed ice.
- Pour into a glass and serve with a straw!
Such a great flavor combo with the blueberries and oranges! Both of what I have and haven’t had together in a smoothie in so long as I’ve been on an orange and raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, or cherry kick to break my blueberry kick but this is a must make!
Haha, I love it. Switching up berries. I think we all end up returning the call of wild blueberries 🙂
So yummy! I love creamsicles and we always have a blueberries in our fridge!
I loved creamsicles when I was a kid and haven’t had one in forever. This looks and sounds delicious!
Same with me! I imagine they wouldn’t taste nearly as good to me now. The other day both my husband and I had a popular treat that we hadn’t had in decades. We loved it back then, but couldn’t believe how terrible it was to us now. I think we’ve adapted our tastes 🙂
Blueberries are my favourite thing to add to a smoothie. Sounds deeeeelicious!
I make my son a blueberry smoothie almost every morning. It’s his favorite. I bet he’ll love the addition of orange into the mix. Thanks for the recipe.
I bet he would Elizabeth 🙂
Wild blueberries definitely make a difference, they’re so tasty! I love the pretty color of this smoothie!
Loving the beautiful color of it too! Blueberries are a weakness of mine.
Wait till you try the Wild ones – they’re my latest addiction!
I love creamsicles but adding wild blueberries must make them even better!
It definitely does!
Blueberries might be my all time favorite fruit. I can eat them straight up, but love them in a smoothie as well. Orange seems like a perfect pairing partner!
I’m with you Kelly. I tried Wild Blueberries for the first time fresh recently and it was mind-blowing – SO much flavor. Grateful I can get those ones frozen year round.
The flavors of this smoothie are calling my name! I love having smoothie as a midday pick me up or to start my day off. This one will be like I am having dessert all at the same time!
Yep, I’m all about “treat” smoothies 🙂
Mmm.. I love Creamsicle-flavored anything! But, I love your tip on the wild blueberries, I never knew!
Glad I could offer a new tidbit for you Jackie!
This looks so yummy, Alisa! And I totally agree with you. Wild blueberries really are much better than conventional ones!! 🙂
Love the flavors in this smoothie! It’s a great way to get me through that afternoon slump! And such a pretty color with those wild blueberries too!
Definitely a good pick-me-up! Thanks Taylor.
Oooh, this sounds like a great combo! Love that you used fresh squeezed OJ – the only way! This might be breakfast tomorrow! 🙂
It really made a much bigger difference than expected!
There is nothing like fresh OJ 🙂 This smoothie looks so refreshing!
I couldn’t agree with you more Maria!
OOoOOo I LOVE the idea of a blueberry creamsicle smoothie! This looks So great!
It’s a must try Laura!
This is perfect for a light breakfast after a long holiday weekend of indulging!
Yep, having one now, protein style!
This looks and sounds incredible! I could have a smoothie for breakfast, lunch and dinner but with it being so cold right now I’ve kind of gone away from them. I’ve started to get a craving for them again though!
I just grab a blanket and mug of tea after enjoying one! For some reason, those cool smoothie cravings can hit me even when it’s snowing 🙂
Oh my gosh, this looks so good! I love blueberries and citrus together. I bet this is a perfect way to start the day!
I think it is! Definitely worth making Becky – especially since it’s so easy and the ingredients are available year round!