Flu-Buster Clementine Creamsicle Smoothie

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I’ve been playing nurse for the past few days, doing my best to help Eric beat his flu (and not catch it myself!). We’ve been eating lots of healthy dinner leftovers like Spicy Rainbow Rice & Bean Salad, Ultimate Vegan Lentil Walnut Loaf, Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto, and Back on Track Wheat Berry and Bean Salad, sure to give any cold a run for its money.

I also decided to pull out my Winter Flu-Buster Secret Weapon this week…

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Ah Clementine’s, the perfect winter fruit to ward off a cold, don’t you think?

Eric and I have been eating these juicy little delights non-stop, but when he started to feel like he was getting a fever, all he wanted was something COLD to soothe his throat and help his body cool down.

I started thinking about packing vitamin C into a delicious smoothie and then it hit me – Why not make a smoothie based off of one of our favourite childhood popsicles- the Creamsicle?

Yes, this just may work.

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You start by freezing your Clementines, Avocado, and Banana like so:

  • Peel and slice a large ripe banana, freeze
  • Take 1/2 of a small avocado, scoop out flesh, freeze
  • Peel 2-3 Clementines, break into segments, freeze

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Once those are frozen (they must be frozen before making or it won’t work) grab your chilled coconut milk, almond milk, almond extract, lemon, 1 medjool date, and your frozen avocado, banana, and Clementines.

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Place into a blender and blend until smooth. If it is too thick, add a bit more almond milk to thin it out to your desired consistency. It should be very thick and almost like an ice cream shake though.

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The result is a creamy and energizing smoothie, with a hint of orange that will help keep those cold bugs at bay! Eric is pretty much obsessed with this smoothie and he asks for one about 6 times a day.

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Oh, and it would also be delicious with any type of Winter citrus I’m sure.

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Here is to a healthy 2011.

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Melissa @ I Never Imagined January 2, 2011

That looks amazing! Eric is a lucky guy! (Aside from the flu, that is…)
:)

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GlendaM January 2, 2011

That looks delicious! I think I might have to whip one up. Is it okay to share on Raw Food Rehab’s community site if I attribute? I know lots of people would love it.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2011

Sure no prob!

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Kristy @ KristyRuns January 2, 2011

O.M.G. This looks incredible. I can’t WAIT to make this! Just another amazing recipe to add to your cookbook!

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Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) January 2, 2011

Urgh, I hate being sick and have a cold right now so I feel for Eric! You are good at playing nurse though and that smoothie looks amazing.

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Devon January 2, 2011

YUM-O!! This is just what we need right now!!

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stacey-healthylife January 2, 2011

Great idea. Hope you stay healthy and that Eric is back to feeling better soon.

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Bridget January 2, 2011

I hope Eric feels better soon! Lucky for him he’s got you to take care of him, and feed him amazing smoothies :)

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Natalie S. January 2, 2011

YUM! I loooove clementines. I really want to try candying clementine peels. Hope Eric feels better!

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emma January 2, 2011

You amaze me each day with all the wonderful things you create! I look forward to the day that an “Oh She Glows” cookbook sits proudly on my shelf :-) Happy new year! Here’s to a good one! x x x

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2011

Thanks Emma…Happy New Year to you too!

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Lili January 2, 2011

Make a cook book! PLEASE!
I seriously make something from your recipe page every day.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2011

aww thanks! Glad u enjoy them :)

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Michelle January 2, 2011

Creamsicle is pretty much my favorite flavor EVER! I used to buy a creamsicle smoothie from booster juice all the time, but this is much healthier. Can’t wait to try it :)

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Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 2, 2011

Love this!! My dad used to make us creamsicle milkshakes when we were little – definitely making this!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 2, 2011

This looks incredible!

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Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 2, 2011

Tell Eric to get well soon! Yum I will have to make one of those smoothies soon :)
Happy New year!

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Ashley January 2, 2011

I used to loooove orange creamsicle popsicles. I’m not feeling so hot myself AND I have all of these ingredients. Will definitely be made today!

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Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) January 2, 2011

Oh my gosh that looks good! I love clementines (we buy them whenever we seem them at the store), and I love anything orange-cream flavored. I almost wish I had the flu just so that I would have an excuse to make your smoothie ;) .

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Rachel (tea and chocolate) January 2, 2011

Oh my goodness this sounds incredible! I hope it works in a non-Vitamix blender.

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Madeleine@ Stepping to the Brightside January 2, 2011

I know this is a winter smoothie to ward off the flu, but my oh my these photos are bringing summer to mind… and I like it!

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Allison @ Food For Healing January 2, 2011

creamsicles are so good, if it tasted exactly like that i would be hooked!

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 2, 2011

YUUUM!! I am making oe of these today!

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Picky Nicky January 2, 2011

I used to love creamsicles! Nice recipe :)

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Dani @ Body By Nature January 2, 2011

Yum! And without that weird flourescent colour!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2011

haha u mean that orange colour is not natural? ;)

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Victoria January 2, 2011

Hi Angela! I just wanted to say how much I adore your blog. Your recipes are incredible and so helpful for someone like me who doesn’t have much imagination in the kitchen. I”m actually committing to a 30 day vegan challenge this month because I want to see how the changes in my diet really do affect my skin/acne and mood/energy levels. Your blog is definitely going to be my cook book bible haha!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2011

thanks hun! Goodluck with your challenge :)

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Doc (The Healthy PhD) January 2, 2011

This looks amazing…but how do you bring yourself to drink a smoothie when it’s so cold outside? Yesterday it was 8 deg F and I wanted to stay in a blanket all day!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2011

Eric had a fever so all he wanted was something cold!

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Felicia (a taste of health with balance) January 2, 2011

nurse Angela with the best remedy! come to the hospital and serve my patients that, I’m pretty positive they would prefer it 38457398753x better than hosp food, and I have no doubt that they would heal quicker with all those vitamins! Yum!

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Halley(Blunder Construction) January 2, 2011

Mmm, if I took to the time to peel all those clementines, 90% would be popped directly into my mouth. Not sure if I’d ever actually get any in the blender :) Creamsicle is should a good smoothie idea!

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Camille @ La Bella Vita January 2, 2011

Oh my word, in the words of the Fitnessista this looks “Foodgasmic”. You can not go wrong with creamsicle for brekkies.

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Gina January 2, 2011

Medicine that tastes good? Sign me up ;)

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Moni'sMeals January 2, 2011

a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!

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erica January 2, 2011

you had me at the word creamsicle. i’m such a sucker for creamsicles!

hope eric is feeling better!

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Ari January 2, 2011

I think I can eat about 47 clementines in one sitting =] Love the idea for a creamsicle smoothie! You…Are…Amazing!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 2, 2011

Anything that is called “creamsicle” is a winner in my book! I dont know if they have those thing in canada that are called “orange pushups”. They are like a creamy sorbet ice cream of sorts and you push them up thru a paper tube. Think kiddie ice cream treat. Well if you have ever had one, your smoothie reminds me of the grown up and far more healthy and delish option…and I am so making this!

I can just FEEL any colds/flu vanishing with it. I can feel the healing properties…from here :)

Hope Eric is too. And that he’s on the mend, soon!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2011

haha i used to eat those too!!!!

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Monica January 2, 2011

This looks 53988583 x better than a creamsicle, I want to go and make one right now, but it’s just a little too cold for me to enjoy one. Yum!!

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Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 2, 2011

Yum!… and sooo much better than dairy filled shakes/ice cream/smoothies that produce so much mucous. I always cringe when I see people eating ice cream to soothe their throats…

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Wendy (Healthy Girl's Kitchen) January 2, 2011

This looks divine! I miss creamsicles!

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thefruitpursuit (Sabine) January 2, 2011

wow! I love clementines, and am desperately in need of a flu buster! thanks!

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Andrea January 2, 2011

This looks delicious, I love creamsicles :)

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Vanessa January 2, 2011

Oh my! I love clementines and creamsicles!! This looks amazing!!! Happy New Year!

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Laura (LunaChickRuns) January 2, 2011

That looks amazing! I used to love creamsicles.

Angela, I don’t think I’ve left you a comment before, but I wanted to say I absolutely love your blog! You are an inspiration to me, and your recipes are to die for. Keep up the great work!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2011

Thanks Laura! Happy New Year :)

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Katy (The Singing Runner) January 2, 2011

Mmmmmmm sounds tasty! I’ll have to buy the ingredients the next time I go to the store!

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