During our diet overhaul this year, Kristi and I have started doing quite a bit of experimenting with juicing. Most of the time, we try to use a good balance of fruits and veggies in our drinks, but sometimes we just want a juice that’s all about the taste. So the other morning, Kristi made this drink, and it quickly became our favorite morning juice drink for those days that we just want to start the day with something tasty.
We gave it the name “Orange Creamsicle” because of the color, and also the first time we tasted it, we were both reminded of the orange creamsicle popsicles.
½ of a Mango
1 medium Apple
1 large Orange (or two small oranges)
1 cup Pineapple
¼ Lemon with the rind
Just cut up everything so that it’s small enough to fit through your juicer, and juice everything together. Kristi uses a 3-quart bowl to determine the amount of fruits and veggies that she’ll need for 40 ounces of juice. Of course the actual amount might vary some depending on the type of fruit and veggies she’s using. But this is a rough guideline that she uses.
If you want to keep all of the fiber in the drink, blend instead of juicing. I don’t like the texture of blending to make a smoothie as the pineapple does make it chunky (we need a better blender!).
Servings — 2
Serving size — 20 oz
Calories — 331 per drink
Inflammation Factor — Mildly Anti-Inflammatory
This drink tastes similar to an orange cream popsicle. It is low calorie, but packs quite a punch of nutrients.
We tried experimenting with this recipe to add more nutrition. First we tried adding half of a beet, and it was not good at all. Then we tried adding half a sweet potato and a couple of leaves of kale, which added quite a bit of nutrition. It did not taste as good, but it was easily tolerable.
1Cr 10:31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.