Healthier Orange Creamsicle Smoothie


Our Healthier Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is all-natural, dairy-free, and vegan with no sugars added and a little protein powder to help boost your morning.  Loaded with nutrients and deliciously soothing, this orange creamsicle smoothie will satisfy everyone’s sweet cravings.

Refreshing Orange Smoothie…

I haven’t made a smoothie in a while and was craving for one the other day.  Oranges are still in season and we always have our produce drawer filled with them, so why not take advantage of these beauties? 

I thought this would be a great opportunity to make a healthier version smoothie using oranges.  And, let me tell you – it was a great idea! 

Smooth, delicious tasting, and with enough protein powder in it to get me going with my morning.  It was perfect! For more healthy recipes for smoothies, try The Green Drink Spinach Smoothie, and Kale Apple Banana Smoothie. And, don’t miss our Beet Spinach Protein Smoothie.

Healthier Orange Creamsicle Smoothie  served in a tall glass with a straw.

Why is this smoothie healthier? 

  • Oranges and bananas are naturally loaded with sugar, so it’s not necessary to add additional sugars to this recipe. 
  • It’s a great combination of flavors that’s loaded with additional vitamins! 
  • While other smoothies may contain extra sugars from honey, maple syrup, processed orange juice, or sweetened non-dairy beverages, this one does not contain any of those ingredients.  
  • Instead, this smoothie is made with a fresh orange delivering a delicious orange flavor that’s refreshing and naturally sweet – without any extra added sugar. 

BEST PART? This citrus drink will quench anyone’s thirst instantly. 

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What You Will Need:

For our orange creamsicle smoothie recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Fresh Orange: you will need to peel and remove all the pith from it (the pith is that spongy white stuff between the peel and the orange).  The pith is very bitter and will alter the taste, so it’s best to remove it. 

  • Banana:  frozen banana is preferred, but it won’t be a deal-breaker.

  • Vanilla Extract:  just a little goes a long way.

  • Almond Milk:  I prefer unsweetened organic almond milk.  Less sugar = fewer calories.

  • Protein Powder:  you can add in your favorite plain or vanilla protein powder.

  • Ice Cubes:  you will need about 4 to 5 ice cubes, or more to make it thicker and creamer.

How To Make It?

Every smoothie starts with a blender, or a food processor to puree all the ingredients at once. Then pour your smoothie in a tall glass, pop a straw and enjoy!

Notes and Tips:

  • Smoothies should be consumed as soon as they are made.
  • They are not meant to be made and saved to consume later in the day.
  • You can freeze smoothies in a container or a popsicle mold and then enjoy them frozen.
Healthier Orange Creamsicle Smoothis is served in a tall glass with a straw and 2 navel oranges on the side.


1. Can we make it without protein powder?

Yes, you certainly can!  And it will still have a refreshing and delicious flavor. 

2. Can I double this recipe? 

This recipe makes one tall glass for one serving, but you can easily double the ingredients for more servings. 

3. Why I love using fresh orange in a smoothie.  

With 1 medium-size orange, you get:

  • No fat or sodium
  • 3 grams of fiber
  • 12 grams of sugar
  • 1 gram of protein
  • 14 micrograms of vitamins A
  • 70 milligrams of vitamin C
  • and it’s only 60 Calories

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Yield: 1 serving

Healthier Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Healthier Orange Creamsicle Smoothie served in a tall glass with a straw.
Healthier Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is one that's all-natural, dairy-free and vegan with no sugars added and a little protein powder to help boost my morning.  It's perfect and soothingly delicious! 
Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 1 medium-size orange - peeled and sliced
  • 1 small frozen banana chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened Almond milk
  • 1/4 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes


  1. Place all the ingredients into your blender and blend to smooth consistency. Add more ice cubes if needed.
  2. Yields: 1 serving

Nutrition Information:


1 serving

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Protein: 10.3g

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  1. This orange creamsicle shake is so good it was so refreshing after a morning walk and I gave it to my kids who need vitamin c!!! Great way to get them to have some oranges when they are picky eaters!

  2. I used to make smoothies all the time but for some reason got out of the habit. This one sounds delicious, especially with all the good citrus out there now.

    1. Hi Susan! That’s the same with me, but this smoothie is now my new favorite one, and I hope you will try this one soon.
      Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂