Typically people start saying goodbye to summer after the labour day weekend. I’m here to tell you we still have a month of summer left, and no one should be waving bye just yet. Everyone is in need of a refreshing, thirst-quenching drank in the summer heat. Think Orange Julius + Creamsicle because this Carrot Orange Smoothie is kicking that summer heat right in the behind!
This orange smoothie is so refreshing you won’t want to share with anyone! It s a great quick morning breakfast, an afternoon snack or “I just feel like it” kind of thing. I love orange flavoured foods, and this sure hits the spot. It doesn’t take long to throw everything in a blender and voila! I enjoy smoothies at any time of the year. I don’t have a cut off time, due to the change of seasons. BUT, if you are like that, then this might be your last hurrah on the smoothie train for a little bit- so you better get on board and enjoy while you can!
The Picky Husband is ALWAYS honest, sometimes too honest, but I’ll take it. And he really doesn’t like smoothies (surprise, surprise). I think it’s the texture?! Usually, I make some extra smoothie for him so that I know he is getting some vitamins, fruit and veg in a day. He usually drinks them with a plugged nose, as quick as he can and then chugs a glass of water right after AND THEN he breathes like he’s been without air for 5 minutes. It’s really quite the ordeal. But I look forward to it because I find it entertaining. I savour every sip of a smoothie because they are my jam, so I think he is crazy and vice a versa. Anyways, he didn’t plug his nose when he tossed this one back, so I see that as a win.
here are a few reasons why I love this carrot orange smoothie, so listen up!
- The orange flavour is so fresh and different. I don’t normally think to add orange to a smoothie. So it’s a nice change-up!
- Hidden veggies in this smoothie! Bonus! Well, it’s one carrot but hey you could probably get away with adding a few more- I won’t tell.
- Smoothies are my favourite for a quick and easy snack. They are so easy to make and are loaded with yummy goodness for your tastebuds and your body. And for the most part, you can have access to most of the ingredients year-round via freezing the fruit while it’s in season!
- It’s a good leeway into corny jokes like, “orange you glad I made you a smoothie to start your day off right?” etc. etc. You can have fun with that right? Or is that the old grandma in me?
This flavour-packed cup of goodness may be your new favourite go-to smoothie. I know I change up my go-to smoothie all the time, but this one here, it’s a gooder.