Orange Creamsicle

HELLO! I’m still here & blogging! I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in awhile and i’m extra sorry for the readers that received a notice about my pancake post on International Pancake Day (Yes, it is a real day). WordPress did something funny to me and only posted half of the message and then the other half was deleted. So don’t worry pancake lovers, I will post that recipe soon enough. 

February has got away from me… seriously, is it really March 1st next week?! Where has this month gone! School has been keep me busy from dusk until dawn; I’ve been writing midterms and term papers. I’m actually starting to feel a bit rundown but that may be from my crazy sleep schedule right now. This past week has been awful with 3-4 hours max a night of sleep; one night I was only able to get 45 minutes. Seriously, the life of a student will do that to you! Aside from school, any free time I have I have been working ALOT! Too much actually! I miss having balance! Balance is so important, you don’t realize that until you have no balance in your life! I truly believe that the only reason I am still functioning right now and not sick or zonked right out is from the diet I follow. Diet is so important! I have been eating and drinking foods that will keep me going & my brain sharp. As well as, provide me with as much energy as possible! 

Please stay tuned, I promise that after next week (midterms are finished) that I will have balance back in my life and have many exciting things to blog about that I was suppose to have out in February. I have really missed the blogging world over the past couple of weeks, so as I take a quick study break at 12:00am this Saturday evening I want to share with you the smoothie recipe that I have been making EVERY morning! No joke… Karim is addicted to this smoothie!! We have been buying oranges, bananas & dates in bulk! But seriously, who doesn’t love an orange creamsicle? This smoothie will remind you of your childhood summer days!

* I never measure anything out when I make smoothies but I seem to follow a somewhat similar pattern each time when making this but I feel that this is a hard smoothie to mess up! 

Orange Creamsicle

1-2 frozen bananas 

2 navel oranges (or oranges of choice)

2 dates (don’t forget to remove the pit)

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (You may have to adjust depending on your blender)

1/2 tsp-1 tsp orange zest (I love the orange zest for the delicious added orange flavour)

1/2 tsp- 1 tsp vanilla (I’ve been using raw ground vanilla bean from Giddy Yoyo’s super food line. WOW… this is my new favourite product! It smells & tastes absolutely amazing!! 

Optional:

1-2 cups spinach (will not alter the taste, just the colour). I add spinach to mine for the benefit of the greens.

Spirulina 

Directions:

Place ingredients in blender & blend until creamy!

I always add a few ice cubes in and then blend again! 

Feel free to top with chia or flax seeds!

Now enjoy this delicious and healthy Orange Creamsicle!

Orange Creamsicle (vegan & gluten free)

Orange Creamsicle (vegan & gluten free)

Enjoy this healthy & vegan version of the original orange creamsicle!

If anyone else is writing midterms & term papers! Stay motivated, find balance, eat healthy, drink lots of water & sleep! Your body will thank you for it! AND good luck! 

Cheers,

Paige xo. 

 

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