If you’re anything like us, you probably love to use the heat as an excuse to eat your favorite summer treats. However, we’re going to let you in on a little secret: when you find ways to incorporate superfoods into your favorite desserts, you won’t feel like you need an excuse to eat them anymore! There’s no reason that we need to feel guilty for indulging in our “guilty” pleasures, as long as we discover recipes that let us enjoy our favorite foods in healthier ways. For example, this Orange Creamsicle Power Smoothie recipe combines whole foods and superfoods to replicate a classic summertime creamsicle. Check out the recipe below:
Orange Creamsicle Power Smoothie
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
1 cup crushed ice
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 scoop vanilla superfood protein powder
- Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend on high until smooth.
While the fresh orange juice in this recipe packs a punch of Vitamin C and antioxidants, the maca powder naturally helps reduce your stress levels. Plus, the vanilla protein powder completes the delicious creamsicle flavor you love so much without the added sugar, while providing you with all the added benefits of plant-based protein. Personally, we can’t find anything to feel guilty about! Enjoy, superfoodies!