Orange “Cream” Protein Smoothie

Since I am part of Team Nutribullet training for the LA Marathon, I have been trying to incorporate at least one Nutribullet blast into my diet each day over the last month. Fresh juices have been a big part of my life over the last year. I used to juice every single day for about 6 months but then I started to hate the juicer. Typically juicers have several parts and many nooks and crannies that are hard to clean. Ain’t nobody have time for that getting ready for work in the morning!

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Now that I have the Nutribullet, it takes maybe 5 minutes to create a juice or smoothie and clean out the unit. I love juicing again!

(Via)

And no… not that type of juicing!

By far my favorite blast with the Nutribullet is an Orange “Cream” Protein Smoothie.

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Orange “Cream” Protein Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 

Ingredients
  • 1 peeled navel orange
  • 1 scope Vega vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup baby carrots
  • ice

Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender or Nutribullet until combined.

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It reminds me of the orange half and half bars I use to eat as a kid, but with protein and real oranges and oh so much goodness! If you want more orange flavor, add more orange! If you want more cream flavor, add more almond milk!

imageI also made this black beast of a smoothie. It includes frozen blueberries, spinach and almond milk. I added chia seeds after the smoothie was blended and it turned into a smoothie pudding. It was delicious this way! I ate it with a spoon.

imageThis juice was perfect after a long run because it was filled with electrolytes. The ingredients included kale, carrots, apple, flax seed, grapes and coconut water.

I have discovered the key to a tasty juice is by using equal parts vegetables to fruits. Kale can be quite bitter in the Nutribullet as apposed to the juicer, so I add a little more fruit when using kale. Spinach has turned out to be one of my favorite types of greens to add to juice. These juices are never an exact science. They are about combining ingredients that you will enjoy, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

Question: Since I have been creating a lot of recipes based on childhood favorites, what is your favorite food from your childhood?

7 thoughts on “Orange “Cream” Protein Smoothie

  1. I haven’t had an orange creamsicle in years, which was definitely a childhood favorite! I’m sure this smoothie would definitely bring back memories, and despite the fact that it’s winter, I’m still drinking smoothies for breakfast. Excited to add another one to my rotation!
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