Drinks

Banana Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie

By: Ginny Mahar

Dietary Compliance: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Almost-Paleo, Paleo, AIP

We play this smoothie on repeat at our house, especially during cold and flu season. It’s one of those blends that actually sounds good when nothing else does.

It’s great for giving your immune system and vitamin-packed boost. If one of us is really sick, I add a scoop or two of electrolyte powder and a scoop or two of crushed ice—both for the hydration factor, and to make this even frostier and more soothing on a sore throat.

But don’t feel like you have to be under the weather to enjoy this vanilla-orange-creamsicle-inspired refreshment. It’s a sunny delight any time of year 🙂

Pro Tip: Frozen bananas will make your smoothie extra creamy and dreamy.

Pro Tip: Pour leftovers into popsicle molds for delicious homemade freezer pops.

Here’s some info about the thyroid-friendly nutrients in this dish:

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Banana Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie

Dietary Compliance: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Almost-Paleo, Paleo, AIP (w/o flax or chia added)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 3 navel orangespeeled and thickly sliced, seeds removed
  • 3 bananasfrozen
  • 14 oz can LITE coconut milk(or your preferred DF milk)
  • 1/3 cup Collagen Hydrolysate(or your preferred protein powder)
  • Optional: chia seeds, or ground flax

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine oranges, frozen bananas, coconut milk and collagen hydrolysate. Blend on high speed until smooth and frothy.

    Optional: Stir in chia seeds or ground flax.

    Enjoy!

Nutritional Info Print
Nutrition Facts
Banana Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 655mg19%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 421IU8%
Vitamin C 93mg113%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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About the Author

Thyroid Refresh Co-founder Ginny Mahar is the mom and recipe blogger formerly known as Hypothyroid Chef. After struggling with the residual symptoms of Hashimoto’s for over four years, she embarked on her own process of adopting a thyroid-specific diet and lifestyle. Within one year, she restored her vitality and lowered her thyroid antibodies by half. Ginny is a passionate advocate of supporting others on their journeys toward better health. She is a Cordon Bleu trained chef, cooking instructor, writer, and entrepreneur.