Healthy Meal #3: Orange Dreamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Healthy Meal #3: Orange Dreamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Healthy Meal #3: Orange Dreamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

 

Let’s defy the arctic freeze outside and go on a warm, summer, mental journey, shall we?

Do you remember hot summer days when you were a kid and the ice cream truck would come around? You would be outside playing kickball or hopscotch or roller skating when your supersonic kid hearing would pick up that woozy calliope tune from blocks away and you’d go running into the house like your pants were on fire to beg your mom for a precious quarter because, yes, that’s really all it cost.

You’d say, “Momcanwepleasehavesomemoneytheicecreammaniscominghe’sjust downtheblockandwillbehereanysecond!!!” all in one long, unintelligible sentence, yet Mom always understood. Typically, we were only allowed to buy “Wahoo!” bars which, to me, in hindsight, really don’t seem like that much to exclaim about. They were basically flat, fruity, popsicles. But they were cold and they were sweet and they weren’t homemade, which somehow elevated them to mystical status. Honestly, if my creaky memory serves, I think those ones only cost a dime. (Holy cow! I’m ancient!)

My siblings would occasionally spend their own money to splurge on the chocolate ice cream varieties on which I cannot expound because of my freakish “dis-love” of chocolate. I was a vanilla gal all the way. Still am. Add a little fruit to the vanilla, and I pretty much swoon. Since I’m currently sitting down, I’ll disclose my secret lust for dreamsicles. To me, as a child, there were few things as sunshine-summery as dreamsicles from the ice cream man. Dreamsicles, you know, the mixture of vanilla and orange that swirled together in a push up tube of creamy manna?

Anyway, even as an adult I have a thing for them. That’s why this recipe caught my eye. These days I’m on the hunt for low calorie, fat, and sugar concoctions for breakfast, and this recipe fits the bill! With only a few ingredients, it’s a super simple go to option when you just can’t stomach another bowl of raisin bran or another boiled egg.

It’s also a breath-of-summer dish to consume during the mid-winter freeze with your eyes closed.

You’llbehearingtheicecreamtruckjingleinnotime!!!

Here’s how you make it.

 

Recipe courtesy of: Cooking Light (modified)

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1 cup 2% reduced fat Greek yogurt

2/3 cup ice cubes

1/2 cup chopped, peeled, ripe mango, frozen

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1 medium orange, peeled and sliced into segments (Once peeled, turn the orange on its side and cut the orange wedges out of the membrane as you would a grapefruit.)

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

1/2 large banana

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 164, Fat 2.6g, Protein 11g, Fiber 2g Carbs 25g

(These numbers will be slightly higher since I added the honey and banana.)

 

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender; process one minute or until completely smooth.

Divide mixture evenly between two glasses.

 

Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

 

And here’s the printable version.

 

Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

Serves 2
Website Cooking Light
How about an orange dreamsicle smoothie to brighten a winter morning? Mango, orange and banana blend together with Greek yogurt and vanilla for a perfectly delicious and healthy breakfast smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2% reduced fat Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cups ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped, peeled ripe mango, frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Medium orange (peeled and sliced into segments without membrane)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 Large banana

Directions

Step 1
Place all ingredients in a blender; process one minute or until completely smooth.
Step 2
Divide mixture evenly between two glasses.

Written by Becky


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4 Comments
  • Heather says:

    Even though I’m a chocoholic, I loved dreamsicles too. I’m going to try this but will definitely leave out the banana. Bananas are to be eaten by themselves and never combined with other things! I always went for the ice cream bar with the hard chocolate in the middle. Those bars saved the best for last.

    • Becky says:

      I’m sure that 99% of people would agree with you on the chocolate-centered bliss. Gag me! If you make this without the banana, then you may want to taste it and add more honey because the banana helps sweeten it. By the way, you might be making bananas feel like they belong in a leper colony. Just sayin’.

  • Patty from MMC says:

    Dreamsicles (or Creamsicles) rule! Sometimes I still buy the vanilla/orange shebert mixed ice cream to remember the taste! I also remember the ice cream man – except , in my childhood , he was actually a boy on a bicycle-like apparatus with a big cooler right in front of the handlebars (small front wheel, normal back wheel) and the treats were a dime. (I am much older than you are.) There were Popsicles, Fudgesicles, ice cream bars, and Creamsicles. Not much else. But there still was the same neighborhood frenzy. I don’t see many ice cream trucks in my Omaha neighborhood, but I was encouraged this past summer when a shaved ice truck showed up a few times playing calypso music!! Will have to check that out this coming summer!


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