Back home, high school seniors sell oranges to raise money for their senior trip to Washington, D.C. My cousin is a senior this year, so Jordan and I bought a case of oranges. A case, y’all! That’s like 48 oranges. Oranges galore!!! We gave several away, but that still left us with a fridge full. I’m ready to reclaim my fridge, so oranges in all the things ;). I decided to add some orange to my morning protein smoothie for an orange creamsicle flavor. Soooo good! I started with half of a frozen banana, because frozen bananas make the smoothest, creamiest smoothies. Then, I added some orange zest and orange segments, along with a scoop of my favorite vanilla chai protein powder. It was the perfect balance of orange and vanilla, and a great, low-calorie, protein-packed breakfast (or snack). Enjoy!

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

1/2 banana, frozen
1 orange, peeled and segmented
~1/2 tsp orange zest
1 scoop vanilla chai protein powder
~1 cup crushed ice (or to taste)

Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Serves 1.

Nutritional Info: 220 calories; 0 g fat; 34 g carbohydrates; 5.5 g fiber; 18 g protein.

Categories: Breakfast, Smoothies

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