Blueberry Orange Creamsicle Smoothie brings the Juice Bar Home

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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.

Blueberry Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe - naturally dairy-free, plant-based, paleo, and allergy-friendly. Made with just 4 healthy, everyday ingredients. Delicious, fast, nutritious!

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!

Blueberry Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe - naturally dairy-free, plant-based, paleo, and allergy-friendly. Made with just 4 healthy, everyday ingredients. Delicious, fast, nutritious!

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.

Blueberry Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
 
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I'm a big vanilla-orange fan, but the addition of sweet-tart blueberries takes this flavor combination to a new level. The coconut cream adds richness, but only lightly influences the overall flavor, in my opinion.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  1. Place the orange juice, Wild Blueberries, coconut cream, and vanilla in your blender and puree until smooth.
  2. If a cooler, slightly thicker drink is desired, blend in some crushed ice.
  3. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw!
Notes
Vanilla Note: You can use pure vanilla extract, but start with just ½ teaspoon and add more as desired. Extract is made with alcohol, which can be too pronounced when used in higher amounts in no cook recipes like this one. So I prefer to use alcohol-free pure vanilla flavor.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 271 Fat: 14.7g Saturated fat: 12.8g Carbohydrates: 32.6g Sugar: 24.5g Sodium: 16mg Fiber: 3.7g Protein: 3.1g

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

35 Comments

  1. 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!

    • 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 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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