Orange Broccoli Creamsicle Smoothie

Orange Broccoli Creamsicle Smoothie

Every week I try to get creative with our smoothies.  This creamy concoction came about because we have navel oranges in the fruit bowl.  My kids love to make popsicles to have as dessert, so I made this smoothie and we drank half and froze the other half in spaceship molds for later enjoyment.  Making popsicles with leftover smoothie is a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen.  It’s also perfect for getting fruits and veggies into your family.  I love to use frozen organic broccoli in our smoothies several times a week because this vegetable happens to be one that my children will not eagerly eat on their own.  So, I started blending it with different fruits and it became a staple in my smoothie arsenal.  According to www.whfoods.com, broccoli may help us solve our vitamin D deficiency epidemic.  Broccoli has an unusually strong combination of both vitamin A and vitamin K.  Ample supplies of these two vitamins help keep our vitamin D metabolism in balance.  Those who are deficient in vitamin D would benefit from adding this nutritious vegetable to their weekly diet.

 

Orange Broccoli Creamsicle Smoothie

1 navel orange – peeled and roughly chopped

1/2 cup frozen mango

1 cup frozen organic peaches

1 cup frozen organic broccoli

1/3 cup plain greek yogurt

1 cup coconut milk – full fat

splash orange juice – no sugar added

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy.  Drink half and freeze half in popsicle molds.  I hope you enjoy!