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Monday, February 10, 2014

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie (with Cauliflower and Asparagus)

My favorite treat from the Schwan's truck when I was little were those orange creamsicle popsicles.  I made this smoothie to capture those flavors-fresh orange and creamy vanilla.  If you are not used to mixing a lot of veggies with your smoothies yet, reduce the amount of cauliflower and asparagus to 3/4 cup total.  Or you can substitute Napa cabbage for your veggie.  Also, if you like it sweeter, throw in a cup of vanilla yogurt (coconut, almond, or dairy yogurt).  It's a nice change of pace from my normal green smoothie with mixed berries that I have almost every morning. 

  • 2 oranges, peeled (I used Cara Cara oranges)
  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1/2 cup asparagus
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3 Tbsp. vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla flavored coconut or almond milk
Place all ingredients in blender, starting with the oranges.  If using all fresh produce, throw in a handful of ice. 

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