Creamy Cutie Smoothies (Two Versions!)

19 Mar

Good Morning, Sunshine!

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OK, so it wasn’t really sunny this morning. It was pretty much overcast and gloomy.  But…this smoothie tasted just like sunshine! That is if sunshine tasted like a creamsicle :).

I seem to keep buying cuties (those yummy, sweet, small tangerines) every time I go to the market. I just love the way a bowl of cuties brightens up my kitchen. I also love to snack on them and so does my family. Unfortunately, we don’t always get through them all before they start to go bad. So…what do you do when you have too many cuties? Make a cutie smoothie, of course!

IMG_1328These smoothies were sooooo good! They reminded me of the Orange Julius you would get in the mall, only way better (and healthier). I made 2 versions of this smoothie, and decided to post both so you could pick the one you think you would like best. The one pictured is my fave and it’s the vegan (no dairy) version that was made with my home made almond milk. It was still creamy and delicious and both my 9 year old and I loved it.  The one I made for my 6 year old did have dairy. Which ever one you try…I hope your family loves it as much as we did!

IMG_1330Cutie Smoothie (Vegan Version)

Ingredients for one smoothie:

  • 3 small seedless tangerines, peeled
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 ice cubes

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. YUM!

Cutie Smoothie (Dairy Version)

Ingredients for one smoothie:

  • 3 small seedless tangerines, peeled
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy.

You can make this a creamier, richer smoothie (more like a milkshake!) by using whole milk and full fat greek yogurt. Adjust the honey to suit your taste. The plain greek yogurt is pretty tart so it’s really there to just to sweeten that up. If you use vanilla yogurt that is already sweetened you could leave the honey out all together.

Check out my Cutie Smoothie photo on Tastespotting!

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8 Responses to “Creamy Cutie Smoothies (Two Versions!)”

  1. Danielle Stickel March 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Yum!! How would you change it up to incorporate vanilla protein powder? Might have to experiment!

    Danielle Stickel http://www.stickelberry.com

    • Juicy Bites March 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

      Protein powder would be great in it. Is the protein whey or soy? I would go with the first version and leave out the vanilla and the cashews. You can use dairy milk or non-dairy, whatever you prefer. I have some vanilla whey protein… I need to try it that way!

  2. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen March 22, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Your smoothie looks and sounds so delicious!

    • Juicy Bites March 22, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

      Thank you, Rosie! Just checked out your blog…Wow! What delicious looking goodies and beautiful photos! Can’t wait to try some of your recipes.

  3. Richard King June 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    After a long hot day my wife was asking me to go get her something refreshing to drink. Not wanting to leave the house I checked online and came across your cutie smoothie. I had everything in the house to make the vegan smoothie. I just made it and it is super yummy. Thank you!
    Rich

    • Juicy Bites July 1, 2013 at 8:03 am #

      You’re welcome! So nice when you can easily whip up something delicious at home instead of going out for it. It’s also usually much healthier! Thanks so much for commenting!

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