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Yield: 16 oz. smoothie | Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 5 min

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie- FTLOFIf you’re new to juicing, a veteran, or middle of the road (like me), at one time or another, you’ve pondered the million $ question….what to do with of all that super expensive, organic, and glorious pulp?  Toss it? Hells no.

After a bit of soul searching in my early days of juicing, I was fraught with the same dilemma. Fortunately, there is a happy ending. My saga and epiphany is chronicled here, along with some creative (and delish) ideas for what to do with the leftovers. This is one of them.

Like many others growing up in the 80’s, I was an Orange Julius junkie. You know, that super sweet orange concoction at every food court? Every time we hit the Naaahth Daaahtmith Mall (that’s North Dartmouth for you non-Massholes), I’d beg my mom for one. And when she caved, I was a happy girl. Liquid crack, it was. And while I can’t recall the last time I had one, the taste lingers deep into my subconscious.

This seemed like a natural solution to my fresh orange juicing dilemma, and frankly, it’s quite brilliant. Ok, not really. It’s not remotely original, but that’s not the point.  If you’re not a juicing junkie, a whole, peeled orange will do the trick, just be sure to pull it apart and perhaps even take out the seeds. I will not be responsible for your blender repair. Consider this your disclaimer.

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Use organic ingredients when possible

* = good source of fiber

  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • ½ cup orange juice pulp (from ~3 oranges) or one whole peeled orange, pulled apart *
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 scoop organic vanilla plant-based protein powder like this one 
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. honey (optional for a sweeter taste)


Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

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