Millions of oranges, oranges for free

Millions of oranges, oranges for free

For the past two days, I’ve had a song stuck in my head…

Movin’ to the country, I’m gonna eat a lot of peaches (oranges)
Peaches come from a can they were put there by a man
In a factory downtown
If I had my little way I’d eat peaches everyday

What can I say? I went to public high school in the 90’s!

Our amazing tenant surprised us by walking upstairs the other day with an entire box of oranges (thanks D)!

We’re not particularly orange-eating people (although my husband and daughter could live off of mandarin oranges at Christmas time), so I’ve been trying to come up with creative ways to make good use of them all.

Here are my ideas so far:

  • fresh orange juice with our juicer and freezing a few litres of it in old milk jugs
  • orange marmalade
  • orange-raspberry muffins
  • orange creamsicle smoothies

Any other ideas? What would you do if you had this many oranges???

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Course: Beverage
Author: Ann Timm


  • 3 peeled oranges broken into large chunks
  • 2 frozen bananas broken in chunks for easier blending
  • Tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup-1 cup of milk cream or nut milk (it's incredible with raw cream- wow!)
  • Honey or Stevia to taste personally, I think honey is much nicer


  • Chuck everything in the blender, starting with 1/2 cup of milk and the oranges at the bottom. Then add the rest of the ingredients, and blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed, or you can add a bit of water if you like.

We prefer ours fairly thick (like Jamba Juice), and my husband likes it sweet. A very lovely way to drink your oranges, indeed.

Top image by José Luis Sánchez Mesa

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  1. When I clicked on this from your Real Food makeover suggestions, I was SO relieved to see whole oranges. We’re trying to eliminate juice in our house, both for physical and dental health, but smoothies at breakfast are still a great idea! Especially with whole fruit and real milk!

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