Creamy Dreamy Orange Green Thickie

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Heather from Gluten Free CatThis 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!

Creamy Dreamy Orange Thickie by Gluten Free Cat

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

Creamy Dreamy Orange Thickie2 by Gluten Free Cat


Creamy Dreamy Orange Green Thickie

  • Author: Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
  • Yield: 1 1x


*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:

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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!

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  1. This looks great! I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog. Some great stuff on here! I am looking forward to trying your recipes!

  2. YUM! Instead of protein powder, I would add some vanilla extract and almond flour. :-)

    Thanks, Heather!

  3. Veggies in a smoothie??? Hmmm, not something I would have tried out had you not made it look so YUMMY! I’m quite intrigued and will have to make this… maybe today haha ;p Looks & sounds utterly delicious & I love how there is no need for nut mylk.

  4. Mmm… lovely! Sounds like the perfect creamy & refreshing combo :)
    And it makes a nice change to all the dairy smoothies.

  5. I’m going to try this. I have used cucumber in a smoothie, combined with lime and ginger. I love zucchini so this is a much try recipe. Thanks

  6. Another fabulous smoothie recipe from the fabulous Heather!! WOW. I can’t WAIT to make this. Love all the nutrition in there. Now that’s one green thickie!!! :-)


  7. This sounds and looks fantastic heather! I love the idea of using zucchini in a smoothie. Will definitely be making this soon!

  8. Zucchini in a smoothie?! That’s not something I’ve seen before but I’m willing to give it a try :) Looks super thick and satisfying and so packed with good stuff.

  9. Hi,
    I love this post!

    I have been wanting to try adding nuts (almonds, cashews etc.) into my blender but I’m not using a Vitamix.

    I have 2 questions here :
    Do I buy raw nuts or unsalted roasted ones?
    Do I need to soak them first?

    Thanks in advance! :)

  10. I was inspired by this (but didn’t have the exact ingredients on hand) so I made my own version! I used:

    1 scoop Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Protein Powder (Vanilla)
    1/4c rolled oats
    1t flax seeds
    1c almond milk
    1/8c concentrated orange juice (the kind in the freezer aisle)
    1/2 frozen banana
    1c spinach
    a few ice cubes

    I added the almond milk and dry ingredients first, then the frozen fruits, and finally the spinach. I added the ice cubes at the last minute because I wanted it to be colder. Delicious and creamy! Thanks for the inspiration!

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