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Today we’re talking orange cream smoothies. Because I love you. Because citrus is delightful. Because we all know orange creamies are the best, so it only follows that orange cream smoothies are a dream.
We’ll get to the recipe in a second, but let’s start at the beginning of the story.
This week I went to Kohl’s to buy myself a Mother’s Day present. Because if I’ve learned anything in life so far it’s this: sometimes you have to make your own dreams come true. I didn’t know exactly what my dreams were for Mother’s Day, but I did spend a good long time wandering around Kohl’s thinking about it.
I flirted with some gorgeous flowy summer dresses, made heavy eye contact with a pair of suede loafers in the shoe department, tried out nearly every perfume in cosmetics, and had a hot and heavy affair with a delicate, stunning diamond eternity band. But in the end, I came home with a new Ninja Blender.
It’s not terribly sexy, a new blender, but it makes me feel all lit up inside, and it fits into my current life philosophy. Part of my new-found purpose in life is learning to let it go which means that as I’m organizing my house one room at a time, I’m getting rid of a lot of stuff. I didn’t want to add to that with clothes, shoes, or jewelry. I’m going to great lengths to simplify and cleanse my life, to eat better and exercise more, and a good blender (make that an excellent blender) makes eating healthy a whole lot easier. So in celebration of healthy living, I created an orange cream smoothie just for your drinking pleasure. Okay, this recipe in particular isn’t crazy healthy, but we all deserve a treat now and again, and it’s the thought that counts.
Orange Cream Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cup milk (may substitute any kind of milk)
- 1 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 1/2 cup orange sherbet
- 1 vanilla bean, cut in half and seeds scraped out (may substitute 1 tsp vanilla)
Add orange juice, yogurt, milk and sherbet to the blender.
Slice a vanilla bean in half, scrape out the seeds, and add to ingredients in blender.
Garnish with grated orange peel and a slice of orange.
Cheers. Clink. Drink up!