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A thick, creamy, and refreshing Orange Dream Protein Smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings! Packed with bright citrus, warm vanilla, and plenty of protein, this is a dairy-free clean eating breakfast that tastes like a delicious treat!
Hey, guys! If you’re a child of the 80’s (like me), then you probably remember the Orange Julius® stands at the mall where you could grab an orange Creamsicle-flavored shake as a sweet treat (and often pick up a hot dog to have alongside)!
Well, I’m here today with some good news! I have managed to recreate the classic frosty beverage in the form of a healthy, protein-packed smoothie that’s energizing, satisfying, and (dare I say?) BETTER than the original!
There are a few very simple ingredients that make this dairy-free protein shake so good. I use freshly-squeezed orange juice for flavor and natural sweetness (plus, don’t forget the Vitamin C power that we can all use at this time of year), as well as the zest from an orange for a stronger orange flavor.
The rich and creamy base of the smoothie is this Unsweetened Original Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. It’s one of my favorite ways to keep the calories in check without sacrificing any texture or taste…because this almondmilk only has 30 CALORIES PER SERVING!! Awesome, right?
Fresh oranges and creamy almondmilk make this Orange Dream Protein Smoothie a sweet way to nourish your body and power you through your morning. Plus, with only about 200 calories, it’s a great way to help you stick with those New Year’s resolutions!
Enjoy a shake in the morning with some peanut butter toast or a wholegrain muffin for breakfast, sip on a smoothie during the afternoon for a little pick-me-up, or even share one with your spouse as an after-dinner treat. No matter when you indulge, I know that you will instantly be transported back to the summer days of your childhood…sipping on a retro shake!
Orange Dream Protein Smoothie
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (the brand that I used contains 100 calories per scoop)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondmilk (Original or Vanilla flavor)
- ¾ cup freshly-squeezed orange juice (from about 2 large navel oranges)
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1-2 cups ice
- Add all ingredients to blender and combine!