When I was a little kid I used to love the taste of a good 50/50 bar. The combination of the orange flavor with the creamy ice cream was the perfect match up! But all that processed sugar and chemically filled dairy is certainly not on my list these days, nor should it be on yours.
Enter the inspiration for my Orange Mango Creamsicle Smoothie. This smoothie is creamy and delicious and reminds me of that childhood treat. Plus it’s loaded with vitamin C, healthy nourishing beauty fats and loads of antioxidants, so you can feel good sharing it with your entire family.
When to Enjoy an Orange Mango Creamsicle Smoothie
Let me start off by reminding you that this smoothie is best enjoyed on an empty stomach for optimal digestion. You won’t want to sub this out with for your morning Glowing Green Smoothie.
The GGS is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and high-quality amino acids, which help build protein. It all works synergistically to prevent and repair damage in your body and boost rejuvenation. So you look and feel your most amazing!
Treat yourself to my Orange Mango Creamsicle Smoothie late morning or mid-afternoon. It’s sweet and luscious flavor contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that aid in providing you with optimum health and beauty! And it will provide you with a powerful midday pick me up that makes you feel truly alive!
The Boundless Benefits of Oranges and Mangos
Oranges and mangos are two of the juiciest fruits, which makes them uber hydrating! When we keep our bodies hydrated, we keep things moving internally and externally, and therefore, keep our skin glowing too! Hydration is also key for keeping our energy levels on high.
And do you know what else boost our energy reserves? Fiber! Lucky for us, both oranges and mangos are an excellent source of dietary fiber. By simply treating yourself to my Orange Mango Creamsicle Smoothie, you are fueling up with 25% of your daily fiber needs! How sweet is that?! :)
Let’s not forget, these bright orange and yellow fruits both contain amazing sources of vitamin C. And they contain beta carotene, a natural antioxidant used by the body to make vitamin A. It’s good to mention they do have naturally occurring fructose, but this is outweighed when we consider their high antioxidant content and vitamin C.
The high amounts of antioxidants and vitamin C in my Orange Mango Creamsicle Smoothie fills your body with a powerful boost! Which actually gives your body the tools it needs to neutralize free radicals and help fight against premature aging. Who would have thought you could turn back the clock while enjoying a take on a childhood treat?!
Your Creamy Coconut Dairy-Free Alternative
The creamy coconut comes in an array of forms, making it one of my favorite dairy-free alternatives. As you’ll see my Orange Mango Creamsicle Smoothie recipe uses coconut yogurt, but I love coconut in all of its fashion!
When you are looking for a good coconut yogurt for this recipe let me suggest a brand called So Delicious. It is dairy-free and soy-free, and it tastes pretty good. There are no scary artificial sweeteners or agave in it, thank heavens and it is a great source of calcium :)
Coconut and coconut yogurt has some key nutrients, such as potassium and magnesium. Potassium is an electrolyte that helps to facilitate cellular cleansing and is about twice as concentrated in coconut water, as in a banana. It helps to regulate the fluid levels inside our cells. Which means it balances high amounts of puffiness, helping you feel more radiant than ever!
Now that you have all the reasons why I am so excited about my Orange Mango Creamsicle Smoothie it’s time you try it for yourself! Let me know what you think about it by tagging me in your Instagram posts. And don’t forget to add this recipe to your Pinterest Smoothie & Beverage Board!
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 cup of mango
- 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla coconut yogurt
- 1 frozen ripe banana
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Blend orange, mango, coconut yogurt, banana, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Pour in your favorite glass and enjoy!