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Creamy Orange Smoothies

I love the combination of orange juice and mandarins blended with cream cheese and yogurt. Because smoothies are so filling, you can serve these as shooters with brunch, so everyone gets a taste. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 3 containers (6 ounces each) orange creme yogurt
  • 3 medium bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed

Directions

  • Place half of each ingredient in a blender; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a large pitcher. Repeat, adding second batch to the same pitcher; stir to combine. Serve immediately or chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 159 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Remenec
    Apr 19, 2018

    I loved the orange cream combo of this smoothie! The orange cream yogurt and the cream cheese make for the perfect orange creamsicle flavored drink. As another reviewer stated, it's very runny with 4 cups of orange juice. I used only a cup of orange juice the second time I made these, and the texture was perfect.

  • mjlouk
    Dec 8, 2012

    My daughter didn't like. My son drank some though. I was hoping this would taste like an orange julius, but it was too thin. I'm glad I halved the recipe.