My Dad recently divulged a scandalous part of his history. In a household that values eating well, healthily, and with all things in moderation, I found out a sugar-laden truth from his teen years. When my Dad was in high-school, my Grandpa would wake him up every day with what he called an orange julius.
This was a jaw-dropping revelation for me. Liquid sugar poured on top of more sugar, and for breakfast! I love both these ingredients, but they’re certainly not suited for morning meals. Although, despite my shock, I couldn’t deny my intrigue. It seemed like a beginning of day treat in the vein of one of my favorites, a Root Beer Float.
Dedicated to my Grandpa Kelly Hunt
Grandpa’s Morning Orange Smoothie Recipe
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup nonfat milk
- 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, or 1/2 cup lowfat regular yogurt
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 cup ice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- pinch of salt
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!