Clementine Cutie Creamsicle Smoothie

Clementine Cutie Creamsicle Smoothie

This smoothie is creamy, sweet, delicious and packs in a little protein and a hidden vegetable your kids will never suspect!

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Happy Labor Day! While I know today is not technically the official end of summer, it seems like it’s the unofficial assumed farewell bash to the summer season. So while I admittedly have already been indulging in warm oatmeal breakfasts and pumpkin everything, let’s take today to savor the flavors and fun of summer one last time!

This smoothie is one that has been on my mind for a long time. The flavors of a creamsicle, a kid summertime favorite, are so easily replicated here, making it super kid-friendly. First of all, what kid doesn’t love the little cuties? I work with families and kids all day, every day and one of the favorite fruits I hear about are these beloved little clementines.

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I also hear daily concerns about picky eating, particularly with vegetables. While I totally encourage my parents to offer vegetables regularly throughout the day to increase exposure, I also get that sometimes moms and dads just want that peace of mind of knowing they sneaked a vegetable into their kids diet without the little ones knowing. This smoothie is so beyond perfect for that. It has a serving of carrots, which are an inherently sweeter vegetable. Since you’re steaming and then cooling them, they’re softer and blend easier than raw carrots.

Using a lowfat or fat free vanilla Greek yogurt adds an extra little punch of sweetness, creaminess and protein. I added a little skim milk to my smoothie to have a thinner, smoother consistency and add an extra few grams of protein. If you prefer your smoothies thicker, you can always omit the milk!

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I hope you and your families enjoy this smoothie as much as we did! Have a healthy, fun last few days of summer!

Be well!

Lindsey

Clementine Cutie Creamsicle Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup steamed and cooled carrot slices
  • ½ cup orange or Clementine segments
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup milk optional – omit for a thicker smoothie
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Clementine Cutie Creamsicle Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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I'm Lindsey! I'm passionate about helping you find healthy habits and nutrition that fit your life - not the other way around!

by LINDSEY JANEIRO, RDN, CLT