Tiffany from Don’t Waste the Crumbs shares a delicious green thickie recipe made with real food and easy to find ingredients. My favourite type! Tiffany always captures my interest with her blog posts as she constantly seems to be answering my questions on how to incorporate more real food into my diet.
Before I jump into a glass full of seasonal deliciousness that will make you think you’re drinking dessert for breakfast, I’d like to first graciously thank Katherine for hosting me. Babies are truly an incredible blessing and I’m honored to be here for the day while she enjoys precious time with her new arrival!
My grandparents used to take me camping when I was a kid. One of my favorite parts about the trips was the small ice cream shop on the campgrounds. Since there are very little rules when the grandparents are in charge, and even fewer when you’re on a camping trip, to say we ate a lot of ice cream is an understatement.
In all those years, my order never changed. Two scoops of orange dreamsicle on a waffle cone, please. You can imagine my surprise when I blended a smoothie 20+ years later that tasted very similar to that ice cream!
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My accidental discovery began with a purpose – to only use fresh ingredients that were in season. Sure it’s easy to toss your preferred frozen fruit in the blender, but seasonal produce is so much better! For starters, it tastes better! Strawberries are ripe for picking and are as sweet as can be. Can you say the same for ones in the store six months ago (if there even was some in the store).
Seasonal produce is also more affordable than fruits and vegetables shipped from miles away. Quality fruits and vegetables take up a large portion of our meager grocery budget, but this smoothie recipe costs less than $1 per serving – how often can you say that you’re getting more than half of your daily dose of fruits and vegetables for less than a buck?
To top it off, the nutrients in seasonal produce are much higher than their out-of-season counterparts, allowing us to really get the most bang for our buck and our bodies!
So we have a smoothie that tastes like ice cream AND is extremely affordable? What’s not to love?!Print
Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 cup preferred milk (coconut would be especially delicious!)
- 1–2 cups spinach or kale OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost.
- 1 banana
- 1 orange
- 1 mango
- 1/4 small seedless watermelon
Place ingredients in your blender in the order listed and blend until smooth.
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This recipe makes approximately 32 ounces, or two servings. But I dare you to stop halfway.
Thanks again Katherine for having me!
Bio: Meet Tiffany!
Tiffany is a frugal real foodie who is trying to master real foods and incorporate them into her kitchen without breaking the bank. She documents her baby-sized strides at Don’t Waste the Crumbs.
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