So I do this thing where I get super hooked on one ingredient and I use it in everything. Pears, for example. And now blood orange…again. My first blood orange recipe streak was last summer, and here we are again. I feel like everyone starts cooking a bunch of citrus stuff after the holidays end, and I seem to have hopped right on the bandwagon with the rest of the them.
Remember getting creamsicle pops as a kid? Omg… those were my fav. Creamsicle ice cream, too. It’s been a looong tome since I’ve had those in my life. I’m finding that smoothies are a great way to make healthy Paleo versions of foods that would primarily be a little more decadent.
I have a feeling I’m going to get on a fig kick next—I used them in a Dutch Baby recipe before I left for CT and they were just so pretty! And carrots—I’ve been dreaming up a ton of carrot recipes lately.
But back to the smoothies. I love using either Great Lakes or Vital Proteins in the smoothies. Great Lakes has less of an odd taste to it, but I don’t find that you notice either way if you’re putting it in a flavorful smoothie.
Tips for making these Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothies:
- Use lots of fresh blood orange juice! Yes, the recipe calls for 4–that’s not a fluke
Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothie (Paleo)
- 4 blood oranges juiced
- 1.5 cups full fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower
- 2 scoops collagen protein
Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more ice to achieve a thicker consistency.
Garnish with desired toppings and enjoy!