Smoothie of the Month- Orange Creamsicle
Hi everyone! I apologize that I'm posting late. It's a new month, which means there's a new smoothie! Let's get started!
Let's admit it: deep down inside of each one of us, there is a ravenous craving for dessert. But at the same time, we care about what we put into our bodies and therefore make a general effort to eat a balanced diet. While this is a smart way to live, there still remains within us the desire for sugary sweets. Sure, we can try to ignore this craving, but eventually, we all know that we'll cave in and overly-indulge ourselves in order to satisfy our throbbing sweet tooths. So what's the solution?
The solution is today's smoothie. It's full of two nutritional powerhouses: oranges and bananas. According to this article, oranges contain flavonoids, which may protect people against heart disease. In addition, oranges have a fair about of citric acid and citrates, both of which are alleged in helping keep kidneys healthy. This article says that bananas have a relatively low glycemic index, which means that they won't cause big blood sugar spikes in healthy people. Also, the fair amount of fiber that bananas contain may help to improve digestive health.
While this smoothie packs a nutritional punch, it also will satisfy your sweet craving. How? Each serving contains a bit of vanilla ice cream, which gives a milkshake feel to this smoothie 😋.
If you're looking for another lightened-up treat, you might want to bake a whole wheat coffee cake.
That's all for now. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram! I look forward to posting again on Friday 😊.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
- 1 small ripe banana
- 2 medium oranges, peeled and sliced into segments
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
- Ice as desired
1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
2. Enjoy, pouring into two glasses and serving immediately for best results.