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Orange dollies have been a popular choice at every ice cream cart for years. There’s just something about the fruity outer layer hiding perfectly creamy vanilla ice cream that makes it so delicious! 

Peeling the orange 

The white pith of the orange can be quite bitter so it’s always better to remove as much of it as possible. Choose your variety of orange carefully to further simplify this job. Mandarins are smaller, easier to peel and have very few seeds. Nagpur santras are usually good for smoothies. Peeling your fruit is the only work you’ll do for the smoothie because everything else comes together so quickly. 


As I’ve said before when it comes to smoothies, I only trust the Nutri-blend. Smoothies are fuss-free fun drinks that I need on the go. Sometimes I don’t have the time to make a breakfast spread so a quick and easy smoothie is the way to go. The Nutri-blend is just as fuss free, quick and fun as the very smoothie we’re making! Just add your ingredients to the jar, attach the blending base and push down to blend. The ergonomic shape of the jar is designed to fit perfectly in your hand. The jar itself is so small that it takes up the bare minimum of space in my small kitchen!

I like to think of this smoothie as a fun and healthy dessert. The fruit, almond milk and chia seeds make it nutritious but close your eyes and take a sip and you’ll feel like you’re biting into an orange dolly on a hot summer’s day. The turmeric powder adds a bit of natural colour, along with its anti-inflammatory properties and almond milk is a great source of magnesium. Oranges themselves are great sources of Vitamins A,B and C. 


Serves: 2

Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 large Oranges 
  • ½ large Banana
  • ½ cup Almond Milk
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ tsp Chia Seeds
  • 3-4 Ice cubes 


  1.  Peel and deseed the oranges and remove as much of the white pith as possible. This will eliminate any bitterness in the smoothie. 
  2. Add the oranges, banana, almond milk, vanilla extract, turmeric and ice to the Nutri-blend blender jar and blend until smooth.
  3. Add more ice to reach your desired consistency. 
  4. Pour into glasses and top with chia seeds

Author:  Sneha Sundar is the creator of You Dim Sum, You Lose Some; a philosophy she adopts both in and out of the kitchen.

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