For an extra-special finish, top this creamy, kid-pleasing Quick Orange Vanilla Drink with a scoop of low-fat or light vanilla ice cream. Two more delicious variations follow - enjoy them all!
Need a Little More Juice? Get it, literally, with orange juice. The vitamin C in orange juice helps your body produce the substance L carnitine, which amps up your energy.
1-1/2 cups frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup milk
1 4-serving-size-package fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix
2-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup ice cubes
In a blender container combine thawed concentrate, milk, pudding mix, and 2-1/2 cups water. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until combined. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
If desired, garnish with Florida orange slices.
Recipe makes 5 servings.
Serving size: 8 ounces
Calories: 169; Total Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Carbohydrates: 38g Protein: 3g; Fiber: 1g; Sodium: 20mg
Variation: Orange Vanilla Floats
1 cup orange flavored seltzer
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cup low fat vanilla frozen yogurt
Combine seltzer, orange juice and vanilla extract in pitcher. Divide frozen yogurt between two glasses and top wtih orange juice-seltzer mixture. Makes two servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 211 calories, 6g protein, 38g carbs, 0 fiber, 34g sugars, 4g fat, 2g saturated fat, 91mg sodium.
Variation: Orange Sherbet Breakfast Smoothie
This low-calorie on-the-go breakfast is a great way to get a fresh start to your day!
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup orange sherbet or non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 cup banana
1-1/2 cup peaches
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Puree the orange juice, sherbet, banana, peaches and vanilla extract in a blender. Pour into 4 glasses and garnish with a fruit of choice.
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