Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies

Chill Out … It’s Summer Break!

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

~ A refreshing smoothie that adds tropical pineapple to the classic flavor of an orange creamsicle! Loaded with protein from Greek yogurt – so delicious, so healthy! ~

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

Remember when you were a kid … Was there a happier moment in your entire little life than when you stepped off that school bus on the last day of school and walked into the promises of summer break? Yeah, for a kid, that’s pretty much as good as it gets!

Unless it could be just a little bit better …

Imagine how happy your kiddos would be if they stepped off the school bus this year and found you waiting with an amazing welcome-to-summer treat. And what if it was healthy, too? (But you don’t have to fess up to that part!)

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

Really – what better way to welcome your kids home than with a cool, refreshing smoothie?

Here at THK, we love smoothies for lots of reasons. (Happily so do our kids – although maybe not for the same reasons we do!) During those hot summer days, smoothies are hydrating, cooling, and full of nutrition. And we love how totally portable they are! It’s easy to whip one up and pour it into cups as you dash out the door (which is pretty much the definition of summer … at least at my house!).

When Shelley and I first talked about posting a smoothie recipe, we asked the kids to dream up their ideal flavors. (It’s their summer break after all!) After many excited suggestions, my youngest requested a creamsicle smoothie. Yummm – that sounded so refreshing! Well played, littlest one, well played. Now we were just as excited as the kids!

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

Our first batch was a bit of a happy accident. (So awesome when that happens!) It was actually based on a fruit dip recipe that didn’t quite turn out as planned. But rather than throwing in the towel, a little light bulb went off and … there was smoothie potential! So we started playing around with ingredients … and when we added the pineapple, we realized we’d struck gold! It still had that fabulous creamsicle taste we know and love … but it was suddenly so much more!

My kids had to be the taste-testers for at least four different batches of smoothies – so sad, right?!?! But, besides the occasional brain freeze, our efforts paid off!

This smoothie has Greek yogurt to provide loads of protein. It’s also got a full cup of pineapple which, along with the orange juice, has tons of Vitamin C. Plus, it’s just so cool, so refreshing, so … summery!

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

Oh, wait! You probably wanted a quick explanation on how to make this, right? It’s our easiest one yet!

Ready???

Measure ingredients directly into blender jar. Blend until smooth.

That’s it! Enjoy!

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}Ahhhhhhh … welcome to summer, kiddos!

THK by Gretchen

We’d Love to Hear From You!

Smoothies are such a popular summer treat … and with the recent heat wave, we’re in a smoothie-creating mood! If you could dream up any flavor, what would it be? We may just feature you and your idea in a future post! Pop on down to the comments box and share!

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

We rephotographed this recipe in April 2015. This pic is from our original post. We loved our little banner and just couldn’t part with this one photo!

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies
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Yield: 4 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup (or 8-ounce can) canned pineapple in juice, undrained (crushed, tidbits, chunks or rings)
  • ⅓ cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • orange slices (optional, for garnish)
Preparation
  1. Put all ingredients except orange slices into blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. All ingredients should be well incorporated.
  3. Pour into glasses and garnish each with an orange slice, if desired.
Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}
Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}
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Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies — 29 Comments

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  4. These look soooo good! Since I have a roommate with medical issues, I’ll have to use frozen fruit. She buys it by the bag & should make a great smoothie.

    I was thinking about a little tequila plus an umbrella as someone said.

    Would one of those hand-held blenders work? We can’t have a blender in our assisted living room. What do you think?

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    • Hi Richa!! Best part … no need to wait for these to freeze! You can enjoy a smoothie immediately! 🙂 These Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies are delicious – and totally simple! 🙂 Enjoy!! ~Gretchen

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    • OH! Make these – and put a little umbrella in it! It’ll seem positively tropical! We love smoothies when it’s hot out, and when it’s cold. Best part – these beauties are so healthy! So go ahead … get on your sunglasses and flip flops – it’s a summer party! (Yes, yes, I am in denial about the snow!) ~Gretchen

    • These are a perfect party treat, Mackenzie! These are so refreshing – everyone is sure to love them! You’ll certainly be the most popular hostess! Thanks for stopping by – have a fabulous time at the party! ~G&S

      • She did make them for me and they were AMAZING! Had them waiting picture perfect for me when I woke so…..so good that I had her make them again for my mom during my birthday dinner!

        Great smoothie – we will be keeping this recipe handy!

  13. Okay, it is going to be 90 degrees today. Just maybe I can get my man to consider this instead of Coke!

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