This gorgeous creamy green thickie is brought to you from Heather from the Gluten-Free Cat blog. Her blog is a fantastic resource for those of you avoiding gluten, or just those wanting healthy delicious food. Heather has an extensive collection of gluten free recipes. She also hosts Raw Food Thursdays blog hop.
I’m Heather from Gluten-Free Cat, and I’m here to share a simple, whole foods smoothie with you. I used to call myself The Smoothie Queen, because smoothies were crucial to my transition to a gluten-free diet. That was long before I met Katherine through Green Thickies! I happily passed on my imaginary crown when I realized just how much I could learn from this Smoothie Thickie Genius. All hail Green Thickies!
Today I’m sharing my Creamy Dreamy Orange Green Thickie. I love it because it’s made up of whole foods, and there is no need for milk or dairy alternatives. The only liquid is the juice that comes from the orange and the veggies. This smoothie is creamy, dreamy, surprisingly green, and has a hint of orange flavor. The cashews give the smoothie staying power, but you can add oats to make it a true Thickie. I love adding oats, quinoa flakes, or soaked buckwheat groats to my smoothies, especially on high-intensity workout days. But this smoothie is thick even without the grains.
Creamy Dreamy Orange Green Thickie
By Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 zucchini
- ½ cucumber, peeled
- ¼ c. cashews
- Optional: ¼ – ½ c. oats
- Optional: 1 scoop Vanilla SunWarrior Protein Powder
*Note: If you opt not to use protein powder, add ¼ teaspoon of vanilla.
Place all ingredients in the Vitamix or high-speed blender and blend until creamy.
Here are some other green smoothies that I love:
- Chocolate Zucchini Wake Up Smoothie
- Creamy Green Pudding Smoothie
- Green Mango Coconut Smoothie
- Healthy Shamrock Smoothie
Heather is a kindergarten teacher by day and a fitness instructor and blogger by night. She writes Gluten-Free Cat, a blog about healthy, gluten-free living, where she shares gluten-free recipes, product reviews, and restaurant reviews. She has transitioned from a diet of gluten-free substitutes to raw vegan meals that are naturally gluten free. Come connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!