Anthony William of Awakening People writes:
This smoothie brings a healthy spin on the classic creamsicle. It’s thick, creamy, refreshing, sweet and gives a bright pop of tangy flavor with the orange.
The antioxidants in the banana and orange make this recipe a wonderful addition to any healing regime, or if you just want to add a burst of nutrients and energy to your day.
The coconut water will provide deep hydration and nourishment to your cells. The vanilla gives a wonderful ice cream flavor and its calming effects on the central nervous system will help you move through any stress you are facing over the day.
This smoothie is so good that both adults and children will be asking for more. It’s perfect as a breakfast smoothie, for lunch, or a snack.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
2 frozen bananas
1 fresh banana
3 whole chopped oranges, peel and seeds removed*
1-2 cups coconut water
Seeds from 1/4 vanilla bean, or 1 tsp vanilla extract (not essence)
*If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you may prefer to try using 1 cup of fresh orange juice as the oranges may not blend smooth.
1. Place coconut water in the blender. Blend with the oranges until smooth.
2. Add the frozen and fresh bananas and vanilla and blend again until very smooth and creamy. If you use only fresh bananas instead of frozen the smoothie will still taste wonderful. It just won’t be as creamy and dessert-like.
3. Serve right away and enjoy!