Midwinter Morning’s Dreamsicle (Blood Orange Smoothie)

2 Blood Oranges

1 Frozen Banana

1 Cup Orange Juice

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

1 – 2 Tablespoons Light Agave Nectar (Optional, if you like it sweeter)

Slice or peel away the skin from the oranges and remove any pips you should find. Toss the whole oranges, membrane and all into your blender, along with all of the remaining ingredients. Blend on high for a minute or two until pureed and completely smooth. Enjoy with a straw for ultimate satisfaction (because smoothies really taste better slurped through a straw, don’t you know.)

Serves 1 or 2

©Hannah Kaminsky http://www.bittersweetblog.com