Creamsicle or Dreamsicle?
Since the first summer when Eric and I first started dating, we have had a constant friendly argument.
One hot summer Texas day we were enjoying some of those popsicles with the ice cream in the center. I called them dreamsicles because that is what we always called them growing up. And because you know they are so dreamy!
Eric insisted I was wrong and that they were called creamsicles because they were popsicles that had ice cream in the middle.
Well, I guess that makes sense, but I will forever call them dreamsicles.
You know… you say potato and I say potahto.
Or tomato and tomahto.
Except for today. For some reason when I went to edit these photos and type up the recipe I kept saying creamsicle! I guess I can’t stop thinking of how creamy this shake is! It is creamy with a nice layer of fresh orange flavor and it is packed with tons of protein too! Since I have been on this smoothie/shake kick lately, this is another great shake to add to the rotation (inspired by my Frozen Pink Lemonade Smoothie and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake), especially while you can still get your hands on some good fresh oranges the next few weeks. It seriously tastes like that favorite childhood treat… whatever you call it! : )
2 large Navel oranges
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
½ cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla flavored)
¼-½ cup unsweetned vanilla flavored Soy or Almond milk
6-8 ice cubes
Peel and segment oranges. Place orange segments in blender, Squeeze remaining orange “membrane” over segments in blender to release all remaining juice.
Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add additional milk or ice until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.
Note: Add a handful of spinach for added nutrients. Oranges can be zested prior to peeling for added flavor.