This clementine smoothie is creamy, delicious, and uses ingredients that you probably have on hand. It tastes just like an Orange Julius or a creamsicle!

Clementine and Vanilla Smoothie - Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com

I think I’m fully and completely in summer mode. I haven’t quite gotten Michigan on board with this whole idea yet, buuuut I’m working on it. A little bird (aka my neighbor who checks the weather religiously) told me that Tuesday is supposed to be warm. Tuesday being yesterday because I’m writing posts ahead. Confused yet? I am.

To help us make our way through the muddle of the never-ending Michigan winter, we’ll bridge the gap with this pretty pale orange smoothie. It is bright and sunshiny to remind us that warmer days are ahead.  But, it makes use of the clementines we’ve been eating all winter long. I know you have a crate sitting on your counter.

This smoothie uses three of those bright orange flavorful clementines. And then of course lots of great vanilla flavor. You already know the vanilla and orange (or clementine) combination is one of my favorites. I’m going for the orange creamsicle flavor here.

Need proof that I’m obsessed?

And now something you can sip on!

Clementine Smoothie with Vanilla - get the easy and delicious recipe on RachelCooks.com

 

 

Clementine Smoothie with Vanilla

This clementine smoothie is creamy, delicious, and uses ingredients that you probably have on hand. It tastes just like an Orange Julius or a creamsicle!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 10-12 ice cubes (more to achieve desired thickness)
  • 3 clementines, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add more ice if you like it thicker and blend again until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately with a straw.

Note: If you don’t have/can’t find vanilla bean paste, you can substitute vanilla extract or the pulp of a vanilla bean.

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: Loved this refreshing smoothie. Taste of summer!

Husband’s take: I’m not sure he’s tried this yet! Sorry babe.

Changes I would make: None.

Difficulty: So easy.

 

Looking for more refreshing beverages? Try: Raspberry Mango Coconut Water Smoothie, Carrot Orange and Ginger Juice (no juicer required!), Creamy Mango Smoothie, Strawberry Watermelon Slushie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Milkshake, or this Blood Orange Mango Smoothie from Fabtastic Eats. If you’re still looking for more, I compiled a list of FIFTY juice and smoothie recipes.