I am currently home recovering from a weeklong vacation and my 31st birthday. Our house is a train wreck, we have about 5 loads of laundry to do, and mail is stacked so high that I feel like I need to take deep cleansing breaths every time I even look at it. Then there is my garden that needs to be weeded and the debris all over our yard from a bad storm we had just before returning from vacation.
So obviously, here I am blogging, avoiding everything on the to do list. My poor husband.
Creamsicle smoothies are more important anyways. My goal for this one was to have a super thick and creamy vanilla smoothie with a hint of orange. The secret to this is frozen milk cubes. I usually rely on frozen banana to make thick and creamy shakes, but I didn’t want the banana flavor in this one so I only used a half of a banana. Instead, I poured coconut cream and almond milk into an ice cube tray the night before. I also can’t promise this will work in any blender other than a Vitamix. I had to use the tamper a lot to blend up all of the frozen ingredients and get it super thick. So if you don’t have a Vitamix, you won’t be able to get that thick texture, but it should still taste good.
1.25 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 T frozen coconut cream (I use an ice cube tray)
4 almond milk ice cubes
1 t vanilla extract
1 navel orange, segmented and frozen
1/2 frozen chopped banana
*Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix, using the tamper. (If you don’t have a Vitamix, I would recommend eliminating the milk ice cubes for a more liquid smoothie.)