Creamsicle Smoothie

Ah, the Creamsicle.  I’m not ashamed to admit that it’s one of my favorite guilty pleasures.  I hardly ever have them, but whenever I do I’m always astonished at the genius behind the marvelous Creamsicle.  I mean, a vanilla ice cream pop coated in orange sherbet popsicle?  Who thought of that?  Seriously, who?  I want to give that brainiac twenty dollars.

Okay, seriously though, because I’m not five years old and I try to eat healthy, I rarely if ever eat Creamsicles.  That doesn’t mean I don’t crave them, dream about them, chew the “orange cream pop” flavor of Extra Dessert Delights sugarfree gum (totally tastes like Creamsicle, it’s amazing) or brainstorm ways to eat Creamsicles without feeling guilty.  Especially that last one.  And by George, I think I’ve got it. 

Creamsicle.  Smoothie.  That’s right, you heard me.  Oh baby, this is maybe the perfect smoothie (well, it lacks spinach – stop gagging, Mom – but otherwise perfect).  I sa-wear it tastes just like Creamsicle, but it’s healthy.  Clementines, pineapple and banana, whipped together into a guiltless frothy concoction with milk and yogurt.  You can thank me later.  I’d be glad to accept payment in Creamiscles.  Or smoothies.

Creamsicle Smoothie

1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
1 cup vanilla yogurt (Greek or regular, either is fine)
1 small banana, peeled
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
4 clementines, peeled and separated into segments

  • Add all ingredients to blender in the order presented above.
  • Whirr.

Yield: Serves two as a meal or four as a snack

Source: Covered In Flour

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4 thoughts on “Creamsicle Smoothie

  1. We don’t get Creamsicles here! I have been deprived of such a wonderful thing since childhood! Bah!

    Histrionics aside, the smoothie sounds like a wonderful idea. Will try it out, if I can manage to find vanilla-flavoured yoghurt here. 🙂

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