Easy Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie is a delicious way to start your day with a healthy breakfast that is so easy to make and tastes amazing. Frozen bananas, orange segments, almond milk, Maca root powder, and cinnamon are the simple ingredients in this smoothie.
I think you’ll start seeing lots of smoothie recipes on this blog because they are such an easy way to get more fruits and greens into your life. I’m getting a little obsessed.
I found this recipe in my First for Women magazine. It was part of an article that talks about how to steady your moods with smoothies. All of the smoothies feature maca root powder as one of the ingredients.
Be sure to drink your Dreamsicle smoothie right away to get the most nutrition and best flavor. Vitamins and minerals are less potent the longer they are exposed to air.
In addition to making this smoothie for breakfast, I like to make smoothies for a quick snack.
This recipe will likely be one of your absolute favorites because of the taste and ease of making it. It’s like eating an orange creamsicle popsicle from an ice cream truck without the guilt. You don’t need vanilla ice cream and added sweeteners to get the great flavor of orange creamsicles.
Health Benefits of Adding Maca Root Powder to your Smoothies
Maca root is known as a nutritional powerhouse. It’s been grown in the Andes for thousands of years.
Packed with high levels of iodine and iron, maca root helps keep your metabolism balanced. It contains amino acids that help the body burn fat and prompt muscle cells to use energy more efficiently.
Maca root also helps the area of the brain that governs attention and mood, according to First for Women magazine. It helps with focus and mental energy. We could all use more of that, don’t you think?
You want to ensure you don’t heat maca root – because it loses its potency. Adding it to smoothies is the perfect way to add it to your diet.
Please note that maca root contains vitamin K, which may interfere with your health if you take blood thinners.
Health Benefits of Dreamsicle Smoothie Ingredients
Orange Health Benefits
This Dreamsicle smoothie recipe doesn’t just use orange juice; you also get the benefit of the fiber that goes along with it. The fiber in the orange will help keep your blood sugar levels under control.
We all know that oranges have a lot of vitamin C. Did you know that one orange contains over the recommended amount of vitamin C for the day?
Vitamin C is necessary for a healthy immune system and helps prevent colds.
If you want to look your best, oranges are loaded with anti-oxidants to help protect skin from free radical damage. Look for juicy oranges with thinner skins.
Oranges will also help keep your body alkalized. This orange smoothie will be a great start to your day.
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Banana Health Benefits
One banana will give you approximately 10% of your daily fiber. Bananas are packed with minerals like potassium, manganese, and copper.
Bananas also have vitamins C and B6. According to Medical Medium, they will also help to promote sleep and regulate the sleep-wake cycle.
Be sure the bananas are ripe when you use them. The banana peel will be lightly speckled when they are ready. Unripe bananas can cause adverse reactions.
I like to freeze my peeled ripe bananas and add them to my smoothies. Put them in freezer bags, so they stay fresh.
Cinnamon Health Benefits
Did you know that cinnamon is made from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees? When the bark dries, it rolls and ends up as cinnamon sticks.
Since ancient times, cinnamon has been known for its healing properties. It helps increase circulation in the body, contains anti-clotting compounds that help prevent strokes, and it helps shorten the duration of colds and the flu.
Cinnamon is full of antioxidants that will help avoid the damage caused by free radicals. It also is an excellent source of minerals such as zinc, calcium, iron, and chromium.
Vitamins A and B-complex are also found in cinnamon.
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Recipe for Orange Banana Dreamsicle Smoothie
Ingredients for Fresh Orange Smoothie
1 frozen banana, peeled
1 small fresh orange, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup almond milk (you can substitute your favorite type of milk – coconut milk works well too!)
1 teaspoon maca powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
How to Make an Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
Puree all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth for 30 seconds or until it has a creamy texture.
To serve, pour the smoothie mixture into a glass and add an orange slice on the rim for a beautiful presentation.
Makes 1 serving.
This creamy Banana Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie tastes amazing and is healthy for you too!
- 1 frozen peeled banana
- 1 small orange, peeled and seeded
- 1/2 cup almond milk (you can substitute your favorite milk)
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth for 30 seconds or until it has a creamy texture.
- To serve, pour smoothie mixture in a glass and add an orange slice on the rim of the glass for a beautiful presentation.
Amount Per Serving Calories 154Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 9mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 4gSugar 18gProtein 2g
Tips for making Easy Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie Recipe:
- Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract if you want to add more flavor.
- If you add orange zest to your smoothie, it will give you a boost of vitamin C.
- Coconut water or coconut cream can be substituted for almond milk.
- Vanilla yogurt, Greek yogurt, or a scoop of your favorite protein powder can be added to the smoothie for protein.
- In the fall, you can add a touch of maple syrup to this delicious smoothie.
- Chia seeds and ground flax seeds are great additions to the recipe.
- For a hint of vanilla, add some vanilla extract to your high-speed blender.
We’ve reached the end of Orange Banana Dreamsicle Smoothie. I hope you enjoyed it.
You can find organic maca root powder here on Amazon.
If you’re looking for other smoothie recipes, this Easy Pomegranate Smoothie from Fit A Mama Bear is another wonderful breakfast option.
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