This Orange Mango Smoothie is the perfect cold, creamy and refreshing post workout smoothie. It tastes like an orange creamsicle smoothie, and is full of carbohydrates, protein and electrolytes, making it a great way to balance your nutrition needs after exercise.
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It’s no secret I’ve been enjoying smoothies throughout pregnancy, even in this colder weather. What is it about the thick, cold liquids? I don’t quite know.
Greek yogurt smoothies are great as pregnancy smoothies, post workout smoothies and everything in between. And this orange creamsicle smoothie tastes like dessert – the best creamsicle ever!
I’ve also been enjoying my fair share of citrus fruits, especially blood oranges and frozen mango. Honestly, I always thought I wanted citrus more in the summer when it’s hot. But, that actually hasn’t been true.
The citrus and tropical fruits have me wrapped around their fingers right now, and this mango orange smoothie is the best combination of two awesome, juicy fruits.
What’s In An Orange Mango Smoothie?
- Cara Cara oranges (or any type of orange)
- frozen mango
- plain greek yogurt
- Vanilla Milkshake Premier Protein
- vanilla extract
- maple syrup (optional)
Recently, I became obsessed with Cara Cara oranges. They taste like a blend of a sweet orange and a grapefruit and the make this creamsicle smoothie the best ever.
And, because of their antioxidant content, they play a huge role in today’s orange cream smoothie being a great post workout smoothie recipe.
The Best Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
I want to preface by saying I’ve never been a huge creamsicle flavor girl. Typically, I gravitate more towards chocolate and cookie flavors – gimme the choice of cookie dough or cookies ‘n cream and I’ll order it 99% of the time.
I feel like I’ve totally underrepresented the power of a good orange creamsicle smoothie. The hint of citrus and tropical fruits + the creamy dairy addition + the slight sweetness – this healthy orange smoothie is almost too good to be true.
This orange creamsicle smoothie is actually more like an orange creamsicle shake because it’s thick and creamy like a milkshake. Call it what you will and it’s fair game.
Of course, it will be super refreshing in the summer for hydration and to refuel after a summer workout. This orange creamsicle protein smoothie recipe also holds its own in the winter, though, when oranges are in season and you start to crave them more.
No matter when you enjoy this healthy orange creamsicle smoothie recipe, it will nourish and replenish you!
Why This Mango Orange Smoothie Makes A Great Post Workout Smoothie
This orange smoothie recipe is the perfect post workout smoothie for so many reasons!
- It’s a fun blend of carbohydrates and protein, which are important AFTER a workout. You’re also getting some micronutrients and electrolytes as well, including potassium and magnesium.
- Whey protein – Whey protein is great for muscle recovery and growth, thanks to the amino acid, leucine! I love Premier Protein’s vanilla whey protein powder because it goes with anything. With 30 grams of protein + 10 vitamins and minerals in each scoop, it’s a perfect refueling and recovery vehicle.
- No artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners
- Full of antioxidants! Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps with our immunity and helps with muscle recovery.
You don’t taste the 1/8 tsp of salt we’re adding to the smoothie, but it’s an important addition of sodium (about 260 mg sodium). Sodium is a vital electrolyte to replenish after long endurance workouts (hey runners, I’m looking at you).
Potassium is important to replenish, too, since it helps with muscle cramps and balancing heart contractions.
While it’s easy to recognize our sweat in the summer, it winter dehydration can sneak under the radar with cooler temperatures because sweat evaporates quicker.
- Mix all ingredients into blender and blend to desired consistency. Final result should be creamy, like a milkshake
*If dairy free, coconut milk would be a great substitute
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 4gSugar: 53gProtein: 27g
Want More Smoothie Recipes?
- This Beet Banana Smoothie is a light, refreshing option!
- Beet Sweet Potato Smoothie is full of immune boosting ingredients
- Need a caffeine fix in your smoothie? Try this peanut butter coffee smoothie
Does your exercise routine change in the summer vs winter? I love running outdoors in the warmer weather. In the winter, I tend to do more yoga and gym workouts.