Orange Sunrise Smoothie – A Cool Refreshing Pick-me-up

orange-sunrise-smoothie-LARGEI am in the process of helping my mom move. I had no idea how physically and emotionally draining this would be, honestly. My mom has lived in her current home for more than 10 years. It was where we fled after her marriage to David went sour. He got our other house, mom got out with her life after he pulled a gun. In that house I learned how to sew, became vegan, and found my first kitty, Rocchet (pronounced Rocket). There was also the time my dog sister scared two nice LDS young men so badly thy threw all their literature up in the air and ran down the street to pray… but that is another story for another day.


Rocchet in all her crabby glory. I am sure after this she slapped the Chihuahua.

Packing and unpacking all those memories is a lot of work! Just moving my collection of comic books took four of us some hours. This is all being done while it is getting hotter and hotter here. When it is 88 in Phoenix, we think its not that bad, until you are hauling heavy boxes back and forth. Of course, I am not allowed to carry anything too heavy because of being pregnant, but I still get worn out!

I am billing this smoothie as a pick-me-up because I tend to have it after a hard day. If I need a break I can whip up one of these and it is just what the doctor ordered – cold, creamy, full of fiber and most of all very tasty. Try one next time the heat climbs and you need something healthier than a milkshake to just relax with, or try it for breakfast.

Orange Sunrise Smoothie
Makes 1 Serving
Time to prepare: 10 minutes

1 small orange, peeled and deseeded
1/3 cup of mango chunks
1/3 cup of pineapple chunks
½ cup of ice
½ cup of vegan yogurt
1 cup of almond milk or other vegan milk
OPTIONAL: 1 tablespoon of agave nectar or real maple syrup

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Nutritional Information
Calories 210
Fat 7.5g
Carbs 39g
Fiber 9.5g
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g
Sodium 275mg

Equipment List
Measuring Cups and Spoons



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