A lovely citrus orange smoothie power packed with protein from greek yogurt and almonds. A perfect way to start any day!
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I have been on a smoothie kick lately. Smoothies are a perfect way to get a bunch of nutrients in one easy on the go meal. Or, just a great snack to satisfy and energize you! This nutty orange smoothie will not disappoint either. Super speedy in the blender. I say I’ve been on a ‘kick’ lately, truth be told, I’m always on a smoothie kick. We have them several times a week, if not everyday. But what I mean is, I’ve really been into more variety of smoothies, trying lots of new recipes. Whenever I can, I photograph them and share them with you! My sweet children patiently await as I snap 100 pictures of the same thing! LOL! Then after I finally feel satisfied, I realize, “I forgot the straws! One more second!”
Nutty Orange Smoothie
Does anyone remember Orange Julius? I think they’re still around. So before you get too excited, this is not an Orange Julius copycat, okay? I bring it up, because orange smoothies simply remind me of Orange Julius. And the reason is this: I used to be a hairdresser, back in the day, and I had a lovely client that brought me an Orange Julius when she came into her appointment every six weeks. And she tipped me really well too. 🙂 Anywho, this smoothie is healthier, and has more of a nutty flavor to it.
Too good to be healthy?
You might think so, but as you know oranges are loaded with Vitamin C, and almonds (yum) are packed with vitamin E, magnesium, and calcium, among other things. So, really you can’t go wrong here. Plus, I add a little something extra to bring it up a notch.
As are all smoothies… easy peasy! Toss it all in the blender, and you’re good to go. I highly recommend the Vitamix, I can’t say enough about it, so I won’t, only this–they are worth every cent!!
Don’t forget the straws!
Nutty Orange Smoothie
- 1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Zest of 2 oranges
- 2 oranges peeled
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup whole raw almonds
- 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
- 6 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in the order listed.
- Blend until smooth.
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