How good does this look? It’s my Orange “Creamsicle” Protein Smoothie.
Growing up, my Grandma (I called her Nanny), would always have rocky road and orange sherbet in her freezer.
Whenever I would visit, I would always stand by the fridge eating spoonfuls of the orange sherbet out of the carton.
There’s something about the orange flavor, mixed with creamy vanilla
that is just so indulgent. I especially love gorgeous milky orange color!
A few years later when I arrived at camp, all of my friends were flocking to canteen for the chocolate candy bars and ice-cream bars
and all I wanted was vanilla and orange sherbet!!
Yesterday, I was craving something sweet and creamy and those vanilla-orange-sherbet days came to my mind.
So for snack, I whipped up this protein smoothie
and it was out-of-this-world delicious!
I rarely drink smoothies in the winter –
I prefer cups of warm and creamy beverages, but
every so often I will crave something cool and refreshing.
This totally hit the spot.
It’s packed with fiber and protein to energize you and fill you up,
plus a little ginger to help keep your digestive system warm.
Perfect for a mid-morning breakfast,
afternoon snack or dessert.
Orange “Creamsicle” Protein Smoothie
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1 orange (approx 7oz), peeled
1/2 tsp ground ginger or 1/2 inch fresh ginger
1/4 tsp vanilla
2-3 dates, pitted
2 scoops protein powder
handful ice (approx 3 ice cubes)
1. Blend all together until super smooth and creamy.