Recipe Makeover: Naturally Sweet Dreamsicle Smoothie
Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
Orange Dreamsicle packs a creamy, citrusy kick in the pants, a better alternative to that carb-loaded breakfast bagel, right? Not so fast. An orange smoothie is a great way to add a few servings of fruit into the diet, but it's also packed with sugar—more than 70g total. That's a milk shake in disguise with nearly 18 teaspoons of sugar.
We drop all added sugars, cutting out 25g, and allow the naturally sweet fruit to shine. A creamy, dreamy, portable, sunshine-filled sip with half the calories and 70% less sugar? Now that's a resolution revolution.
347 calories per glass
71 grams sugar
6 grams protein
164 calories per glass
22 grams sugar
11 grams protein
Tip #1: Greek Yogurt
We use 2% Greek yogurt in place of whole milk, adding a whopping 10g protein per serving (6 more than milk) and a pleasantly tangy, creamy flavor and texture to our smoothie.
Tip #2: Fresh Orange Juice and Whole Orange
Tip #3: Fresh Mango
Mango adds a rich, creamy texture and naturally sweet, juicy goodness for only 25 calories and 5.5g natural sugars per serving. Pop fresh peeled mango into the freezer for a few hours or overnight.