This smoothie is refreshing and delicious on a warm/hot Summer day! It would work well with many citrus, but Cara Cara oranges are especially good. This is highly reminiscent of an Orange Julius drink. So get ready to be surprised how wonderful this tastes with so little preparation. Family members will be lining up at the VitaMix soda fountain for these!
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 1/4 cup raw (unsalted) cashews
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted (more or less to taste)
- 1 TBS vanilla extract
Blend in VM, turning dial from 1-10, then on “high” until smooth.
- 4 cups ice
Blend until center forms a vortex and pulls down in the center. This will mean the smoothie is ready. Put into 2-large glasses, add straws, and enjoy!
Note: I love the smoothie glass “beautiful bend” smoothie straws at glass dharma. They are a perfect size and mouth-feel for our smoothies! We rinse immediately and put into the dishwasher. They are sturdy, beautiful, and functional. These are great gifts for your friends who like smoothies!