Smoothie Week #6 – Orange Cream Smoothie

Right off the Virginia Tech Campus lies Main Street, the major artery through ‘downtown’ Blacksburg. Really, this downtown is about three blocks, very small, and in this downtown there’s an hard-to-notice establishment called Joe’s Diner. Joe’s was always a great place to hit after a late night of Shenanigans (capital ‘S,’ mind you) when those midnight munchies struck. One of my favorite delights was there orange cream milkshake. I’m sure most of you have had your own orange cream milkshake growing up. Good stuff.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Does one dare attempt to duplicate the awesomeness of a milkshake with it’s healthier, slightly less ‘cool’ cousin the smoothie? Indeed! A world where I can’t go nuts experimenting on smoothies is a world I don’t want to live in. Of course, the hurdle of compensating for a lack of ice cream is no trivial matter; but I think I gave the old classic a run for its money. I used fresh mango for this simply because it was on sale at my local grocer. Feel free to opt for the frozen variety; just don’t add the ice.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
1/2 banana
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup fresh mangos
3-4 ice cubes
1 cup orange juice
3/4 milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients and blend. Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Smoothie Week #6 – Orange Cream Smoothie”

  1. Grace says:

    I never got a smoothie at Joe's! I only ever had eyes for the cheese tots. Or, after particularly Shenanigan-ful Shenanigans, chili cheese tots. I didn't know you were a Hokie, too!

  2. DinnerCakes is the unholy union of Hokie & Wahoo 😛

  3. Chef Edwin says:

    Joe's was *crucial* after a really good night (or a not so good one). Though I don't have very vivid memories of the place…