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A rich, creamy, wild orange colada smoothie. This creamy smoothie is protein packed and great for fighting off the cold and flu. It is packed with energizers, and is great for kickstarting your day with some health and flavor. Learn more about essential oils by registering for a FREE Webinar here.
In this smoothie I used the wild orange essential oil. Now you might remember from the Slow Cooker Lemon Blueberry granola I shared last week that I am new to oils, and I am testing them out. I have found I really like them for cooking and use in recipes. I like the flavor and health they can add to food, and I really like the ease of adding health to a recipe with just a few shakes of a bottle.
This wild orange essential oil may just be my favorite. It smells good…which let’s be honest, not all the oils do. Haha! But it also tastes great. I have been adding it to my water for a few weeks now. It has made a huge difference for me as I stink at drinking enough water, and it makes it a lot easier to get my allotted amount.
Anyway, I love the taste and smell, but I also love some of the health benefits of this particular oil. For one it can help fight off colds and flus in the early stages. A lot of oils are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and this one is no exception.
I also love that it is energizing, and can even be an antidepressant. With four kids keeping me running all the time, I definitely benefit from the energizing properties. While it is good in water, it is great in this smoothie. Seriously great, I love the extra burst of flavor it adds.
In addition to the wild orange oil, there are other good-for-you ingredients. The coconut and greek yogurt give this smoothie protein, which is needed for healthy skin, nails, and muscles. Protein is key to starting your day off right, helping you feel full longer, and giving your body what it needs for repair, as well as hormone and enzyme production. When you combine this with the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties you get a fantastically healthy, and super tasty way to start your day.
Wild Orange Colada
- 1 banana
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 3/4 cup orange juice fresh squeezed is best
- 1 container Key Lime Greek Yogurt 5.3 ounces
- 10 drops wild orange essential oils
- Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Now isn’t that fun? I have really enjoyed cooking with essential oils, and even have some really fun recipes coming up, like an Oregano Oil Chicken Noodle Soup, and a cake! So be sure to check back for those. But also, I have set up for your guys to be able to attend live Webinars for Cooking with Essential oils and learning more about them! How cool is that? You just need to preregister here: REGISTER and then you will get an email with the instructions for how to attend online! Can’t wait!
Be sure to check out this Lemon Blueberry Granola made with essential oils!