I love smoothies – because they are quick & easy to make, portable, and a great way to just load up on the fiber & superfoods – to deliver long-lasting energy and support digestion, brain function, etc.
This Orange Dreamsicle smoothie is so good – your kids won’t even know that it is good for them – it’s tastes like a creamsicle, but it is loaded with brain-boosting omega 3s, digestion-boosting fiber, and immune-boosting vitamin c and beta carotene – it’s like a dream!
This recipe makes one large smoothie, or two smaller ones.
ORANGE DREAM SMOOTHIE
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1/2 cup of coconut water
1 whole peeled small orange
3-4 organic baby carrots, (or 1 peeled small carrot)
1-2 teaspoons of white chia seeds
1/2 scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder (I like Warrior Blend vanilla)
1/2 of a frozen banana
1/2 of a cup of frozen mangos or peaches
1-2 teaspoons of Barleans Omega Swirl – Mango Peach flavor (2 teaspoons contains 790 mg of DHA/EPA omega 3s)
splash of vanilla extract (about 1/4 teaspoon)
Small pinch of Real Salt – brings out flavors and sweetness – but just a pinch!
Ice – as needed to thicken
Put the liquid, carrots and orange into the blender* – blend for a couple of minutes to completely liquify.
Add the chia seeds and protein powder – stir to combine, and then let soak for 2-3 mins.
Then add in the banana, mangos, Omega Swirl, vanilla, pinch of salt – blend.
Add ice if you would like it thicker.
Pour into a glass, and enjoy!
*A powerful blender like a Vitamix is best for this recipe.