Gut Healthy Probiotic Orange Creamsicle Coconut Shake

It's mid-September, which means cozy sweater weather is peaking from right around the bend. But before we plunge fully into pumpkin-everything, let's enjoy one last sweet taste of summer, shall we?

This shake takes its inspiration from a combination of an Orange Julius (you know those drinks from the mall??) and a creamsicle popsicle – the two coming together to create a creamy-dreamy smoothie featuring the flavors of vanilla and citrus and packed full of healthy ingredients that will nourish your body and boost your gut flora too.

Citrus offers plentiful Vitamin C and bioflavonoids which are potent antioxidants – strengthening our cardiovascular system and helping ensure our immune system is robust as we head into fall. This recipe also features a sneaky dose of gut-healthy probiotics thanks to Sunbiotics' organic vanilla probiotic powder, another key immune system booster since around 80% of our immune system is located in our gut.

This heavenly blend of pineapple, oranges, vanilla, coconut cream, and probiotics is the perfect way to refresh yourself and bid farewell to a summer well spent.

Gut Healthy Probiotic Orange Creamsicle Coconut Shake

The Recipe 

Probiotic Enhanced Creamsicle Coconut Shake

Serves 1 

2 juicy Valencia oranges or large mandarins - peeled and seeds removed

1/2 cup full fat coconut milk

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

Handful Ice

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/3 tsp serving of Sunbiotics Vanilla Probiotic Powder

Optional: 2 drops therapeutic-grade tangerine or orange oil (you can also toss in a bit of citrus zest to amplify the flavor!)

Steps

1. Blend ingredients until smooth.