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Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Revamped Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe

Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Revamping this delightful recipe from my raw food days, I want to share a refreshed version of the Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. Originally inspired by the Amazing Grass Orange Dreamsicle Green SuperFood, this flavor has since been discontinued. However, the essence of this smoothie can still be captured with a slight adjustment. Amazing Grass products, known for their high-quality organic greens without fillers, offer a range of flavors that are perfect for adding a nutritional boost to smoothies. While the Orange Dreamsicle flavor was unique, I recommend substituting it with a blend of the original Amazing Grass Green SuperFood and natural orange flavor enhancers to mimic the original taste profile. Here’s how you can recreate this nutritious and delicious smoothie with a new twist:


Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of Amazing Grass Green SuperFood (Original flavor)

  • 1 tsp lecithin

  • 1 tsp organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract

  • 1 T maca powder

  • 2 T lucuma powder

  • 1 T Coconut Secrets Coconut Flour

  • 1 tsp bee pollen

  • 4-6 drops of Vanilla Creme flavored SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia (Valencia Orange flavor can be used for an extra orangey kick, or combine the two flavors)

  • 1 T raw coconut butter

  • A drizzle of sweetener sap (agave, raw honey, or Coconut Secrets Coconut Nectar)

  • 1/4 cup organic dried shredded coconut

  • 2 T vanilla hemp protein

  • 1-2 T raw cacao nibs (optional)

  • Juice of 3-4 oranges (adjust to taste)

  • 4-5 medium-sized bananas

  • 1/4 cup pineapple chunks (freeze before use for a chilled smoothie)

  • 1/4 cup mango chunks (freeze before use for a chilled smoothie)

  • 4-6 ice cubes

  • Fresh coconut water, enough to cover the ingredients in the blender


Preparation:

  1. In a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients. For an extra boost of orange flavor, ensure the orange juice is freshly squeezed, and consider adding a bit more Valencia Orange flavored Stevia if you’re substituting.

  2. Blend everything until the mixture is super smooth and creamy.

  3. Serve immediately and enjoy the tropical, creamy delight that brings together the nutritional powerhouse of greens and the irresistible taste of a creamsicle.


Estimated Total Nutrition Facts for the Smoothie:
  • Total Calories: 1135 calories

  • Total Protein: 24g

  • Total Carbohydrates: 243g

  • Total Fat: 30g

  • Fiber: Estimates not included in individual ingredients but likely significant due to ingredients like coconut flour, hemp protein, and fruits.

  • Vitamins & Minerals: High in vitamins C, A, potassium, and various other micronutrients due to the fruit and Amazing Grass content.


Serving Suggestions:
This nutritional estimate is for the entire batch, which sounds quite hearty and could serve as multiple portions depending on your nutritional needs and goals. For lighter servings, consider dividing the smoothie into 2-4 portions.

Considerations:
  • Calories: This smoothie is quite calorie-dense, making it suitable for meal replacement or for individuals with high caloric needs.

  • Protein and Fiber: It offers a decent amount of protein and is likely high in fiber, supporting digestive health.

  • Micronutrients: Rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly from the fruits and greens, supporting overall health and well-being.


This nutritional breakdown provides a broad overview based on general estimates. For precise nutritional goals or dietary needs, adjusting the ingredient quantities or substituting items may be beneficial.


Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:

The Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a powerhouse of nutrition, thanks to its thoughtfully selected ingredients. Each component brings its own set of health benefits, contributing to overall wellness. Let's dive into the healthy advantages of incorporating these ingredients into your diet:


Amazing Grass Green SuperFood (Original flavor)

  • Detoxification and Immune Support: Packed with a blend of nutrient-dense greens like wheatgrass and spirulina, this superfood mix supports detoxification processes and strengthens the immune system.


Organic, Non-Alcoholic Vanilla Extract

  • Antioxidant Properties: Vanilla is rich in antioxidants, which help protect your cells from damage by free radicals, potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases.


Maca Powder

  • Energy and Endurance: Known for its energy-boosting properties, maca can increase stamina and reduce fatigue. It also helps balance hormones and improve mood.


Lucuma Powder

  • Low Glycemic Sweetener: Lucuma offers a natural sweetness without spiking blood sugar levels, making it an excellent choice for those monitoring their sugar intake. It's also rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B3 (niacin) and iron.


Coconut Flour, Coconut Butter, and Coconut Nectar

  • Healthy Fats and Fiber: Coconut products contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are fats that can be utilized for energy more efficiently than other fats. They're also a good source of fiber, aiding in digestive health.


Bee Pollen

  • Nutrient Rich: Bee pollen is considered one of nature's most complete nourishing foods, with a substantial amount of vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants, and amino acids.


Hemp Protein

  • Plant-Based Protein: A great source of high-quality plant protein, hemp protein contains all nine essential amino acids, making it an excellent supplement for muscle repair and growth.


Oranges, Pineapple, and Mango

  • Vitamin C and Digestive Enzymes: These fruits are not only delicious but also packed with vitamin C, which is vital for immune function and skin health. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids in digestion and reduces inflammation.


Raw Cacao Nibs

  • Mood and Heart Health: Cacao is rich in flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties and can help improve mood and cardiovascular health by improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure.


Overall Smoothie Benefits:

Combining these ingredients into a single smoothie amplifies their individual benefits, resulting in a drink that's not only refreshing and delicious but also:

  • Energizing: Provides a natural energy boost without the need for caffeine or processed sugars.

  • Nutrient-Dense: Offers a wide array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support overall health.

  • Supports Digestive Health: High in fiber and enzymes that aid in digestion and promote gut health.

  • Promotes Healthy Skin: The abundance of vitamins A and C, along with antioxidants, helps to maintain healthy, glowing skin.

  • Immune Boosting: Ingredients rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants contribute to a stronger immune system.


Incorporating this smoothie into your diet can be a delicious way to enhance your nutritional intake and support your health and well-being.


Though the specific Orange Dreamsicle flavor is no longer available, this revised recipe aims to capture the spirit of the original creation. The combination of organic greens, fruits, and natural sweeteners ensures this smoothie remains a nutritious, energizing treat. It’s a testament to the versatility of Amazing Grass products and the creativity that can keep old favorites alive in new forms. Enjoy this tropical smoothie any time you need a refreshing, nutrient-packed boost!


Disclaimer: The insights and recipes shared here come from personal experience and research, not from a medical or nutritional expert. For any dietary or health modifications, please consult a healthcare professional. Embrace this information as part of your wellness journey.




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