Healthy Orange Dream Drink

By Avera

With oranges, soy milk, and some dark honey - this healthy orange drink will have you satisfied in no time.

 Healthy Orange Dream Drink
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice, chilled

  • 1 cup light vanilla soy milk (soya milk), chilled

  • 1/3 cup silken or soft tofu

  • 1 tablespoon dark honey

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 5 ice cubes

  • 4 peeled orange segments

Directions
  1. In a blender, combine the orange juice, soy milk, tofu, honey, orange zest, vanilla and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and frothy, about 30 seconds.

  2. Pour into tall, chilled glasses and garnish each glass with an orange segment.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
105
Cholesterol
0 mg
Protein
3 g
Sodium
18 mg
Carbohydrate
20 g
Fiber
1 g
Total Fat
1 g
Potassium
249 mg

breakfast beverage dairy free

7 replies

val77005
val77005 2014-04-04 21:53:45 -0500 Report

Don't know why you would even need to add honey. I've been making shakes out of sugar free jello pudding for my husband who was diagnosed with Diabetes recently. Just fill up your blender half way with ice. Add 2 cups almond milk and any sugar free jello mix pudding you like. The shakes are delicious and sugar free. Enjoy.

Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2014-04-03 23:37:57 -0500 Report

I can see that this is a vegetarian's recipe, but too much sugar. Most soy "milk" has sugar added and is made from GMO soy.

For me a simple lemon sorbet made with lemon juice and ice cubes plus a little bit of Truvia™ or Splenda™ tastes great. I mix them all in the blender and add ice until the consistency is right for me. And the citric acid in the lemon juice slow the conversion of what little carbs there are into glucose. I grow my own fruit on dwarf lemon trees. Dwarf citrus can be grown easily in pots on the patio or terraza.

Another alternative is a strawberry sorbet which is mainly strawberries and a lithe bit of lemon juice plus ice. Depending on the strawberries, I don't need to add any sweetener. Again, mix in a blender and add ice until the consistency is right. I also raise my own strawberries.

Both of these drinks can help you keep hydrated, especially during the summer months.

MClark49
MClark49 2014-04-03 10:42:03 -0500 Report

Just looking at the ingredients and it's too sweet. I would have to make some major changes with this recipe and with many of the shakes, smoothie, and frappe recipes. Why don't all of these recipes include the amount of sugar in their nutritional information? That is a huge concern for us diabetics.