Dreamsicle Protein Smoothie in a small glass cup next to a stainless steel spoon with protein powder with a brown and white towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Dreamsicle Protein Smoothie

A smoothie is a great option for a post-workout meal. This dreamsicle protein smoothie is delicious and perfect to add protein to your day.

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Smoothies have been a staple in our house for many years now. I used to make one every morning when I was pregnant with Tyler, and he’s 7 years old now! Everyone in our house enjoys a delicious smoothie at any time of the day.

For a long time, we would just throw whatever sounds good at the time into a blender and call it a smoothie. But, you have to have a bit of precision to it. A smoothie requires a base, typically yogurt or milk for us. Then we add in fruits and/or veggies to give it substance and taste. If you want a sweet smoothie, you can also add vanilla extract or honey to it.

No matter how you make it, a smoothie is usually a great healthy option for a meal replacement. Tyler and Ryan love their strawberry banana smoothies. In the fall, I like to use some of our pumpkin puree from Halloween pumpkins to make a pumpkin pie smoothie.

But, my favorite smoothie has to be our dreamsicle protein smoothie. By mixing orange juice and bananas with vanilla protein powder, it tastes just like a dreamsicle. We don’t let the boys have these yet because of the protein powder, but Justin and I will have them any time during the day.

These make a great breakfast the mornings that we do a workout. It helps to cool us off and adds in the protein that our bodies need after the exercise.

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Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (no pulp)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed (ground)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice
Dreamsicle Protein Smoothie Ingredients: orange juice, ice, banana, protein powder, coffee cream, flaxseed

Preparation

Add banana, orange juice, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, ground flaxseed, and vanilla extract to a blender. Top with ice until full. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.

Dreamsicle Protein Smoothie in a small glass cup next to a stainless steel spoon with protein powder with a brown and white towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

I would not suggest saving the dreamsicle protein smoothie as leftovers. Smoothies are best when they are consumed as soon as they are made. Otherwise, they tend to separate and the ice melts, making it have a very different taste and texture.

Recipe

Originally Published On: February 15, 2021

Dreamsicle Protein Smoothie in a small glass cup next to a stainless steel spoon with protein powder with a brown and white towel behind all on a wooden surface

Dreamsicle Protein Smoothie

A smoothie is a great option for a post-workout meal. This dreamsicle protein smoothie is delicious and perfect to add protein to your day.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course:
Breakfast
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Drinks
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
orange juice smoothie
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protein powder
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smoothie
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (no pulp)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed (ground)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice

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Instructions

  • Add banana, orange juice, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, ground flaxseed, and vanilla extract to a blender
  • Top with ice until full
  • Blend until smooth, about 1 minute
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Nutrition Facts
Dreamsicle Protein Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (12 oz)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 991mg28%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 448IU9%
Vitamin C 103mg125%
Calcium 265mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Dreamsicle Protein Smoothie FAQs

Which Protein Powder Should I Use?

There are a lot of options for protein powder. Of course, the first thing you should check is for any allergies to a specific brand. We generally like the Body Fortress brand of protein powder. I can get this from our local Walmart or I order it from Amazon. The price is about the same, so the last time we needed some I ordered online. Our store was completely out of vanilla and I don’t know how the other flavors would taste in the smoothie. Since it’s the only way we drink it, I didn’t want to try something different right now.

8 thoughts on “Dreamsicle Protein Smoothie”

  1. This looks like a great milkshake for a post-workout or just after teaching young kids or doing something high energy. What would you substitute for bananas for someone with an allergy?

    1. You could try subbing in some applesauce for the bananas. It will make it a bit thinner, so you might also want to blend ina few cubes of ice to thicken it up again.

  2. Ohhhh I love dreamsicles so I feel like this would be such a fun way to mix up my smoothie game! I’m definitely trying this today!

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