An Orange Julius on a cleanse?  Sure!  When it has ingredients you can feel good about, anything goes!!

If you need something to satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner, this is the perfect treat.  In fact, this would be a lovely treat year-round!!!

I think I go in and out of smoothie phases, and I am totally in a smoothie phase right now.  I think they are a really amazing way to satisfy my sweet tooth.

What is your favorite smoothie?

I didn’t see the Golden Globes this weekend, but was so happy for Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman for their wins.  I saw Les Miserable about a week ago and absolutely loved it.  I was afraid it would be too sad, but even though it was sad, it didn’t make me feel depressed.  I walked out of the movie feeling so, so lucky for the amazing life I have.  I also haven’t stopped listening to the soundtrack ever since.  I crank the music up and sing along at the top of my lungs, which I pretend that people in the parking lot can’t hear.  Let’s just say I don’t have the voice of Anne Hathaway.  Clearly that doesn’t stop me though!

Health highlight of bananas:  Bananas are known for being a good source of potassium.  Potassium is an important nutrient because it helps lower blood pressure, and is used in the process of muscle contraction and nerve communication.  It is also helpful in the balance of pH in the body, and so also can help prevent the loss of calcium.  Bananas are a good source of soluble fiber which helps to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and can be helpful in the regulation of blood sugar.  Bananas have also been shown, because of the synergy of a few nutrients, to be very helpful in stomach upset.

Vegan Orange Julius
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Juice of 2 Oranges (about ¾ cup)
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1 cup Ice
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend well, add ice if you need to thicken
  3. Drink up and enjoy!!

 

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