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Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip
April 27, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids >Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip

Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip

A salad dressing can make or break a salad for my kids!  Put ranch on lettuce, and it’s almost a home run every time! But there are so many more possibilities, and so many more dressings that will cause a picky eater to inhale their greens!  This is exactly what our cream orange salad dressing is for- the major increase in consumption of greens for those kids!

Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip. The ultimate creamy dip for all your fruits AND vegetables!One cup of leafy greens has as much vitamin K as you need in an entire day!  They are also a great source of carotenoids, and like carrots, can promote vision health.  Leafy greens are also a great source of vitamin B.  We need daily consumption of Vitamin B, as excess of this vitamin does not store. We need to eat some daily.

So, how do we get our kids to consume leafy greens? We make them delicious!  This dressing has been our second favorite next to ranch!  It’s so creamy, and we pretty much put it on every fruit or vegetable we can get our hands on!

There are only two ingredients in this dressing, and both are SUPER HEALTHY!!  We blended up raw cashews and oranges, until very smooth.  This is a dressing, so you can’t leave it with any chunks! Get it blended as smooth as your blender can take it.

Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip. The ultimate creamy dip for all your fruits AND vegetables!

Once blended, we poured our dressing into a squeeze bottle.  We use these for a lot of things, but mostly dressings.

Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip. The ultimate creamy dip for all your fruits AND vegetables!

Then, I made silly little label. Most of the time, we just write with a marker on the side of the bottle, but if you want a label, you can use this one:

Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip. The ultimate creamy dip for all your fruits AND vegetables!To make this into a dressing, we used enough oranges to thin it out and make it drippy. This was about 3-4 large oranges to 1 cup of cashews.   To make this a fruit dip, we used 1 orange. This made it thicker, and still tastes great!

Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip. The ultimate creamy dip for all your fruits AND vegetables!

Perhaps the best reason for trying this dressing with your kids, is the vitamins and minerals from the greens they can absorb better into their little bodies when the fats accompany them!  Fat soluble vitamins, A, D, E, and K need fat to be utilized.  The cashews in this dressing are the perfect vehicle for this!

Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip. The ultimate creamy dip for all your fruits AND vegetables!The perfect salad for this dressing is:

  • 2 cups of greens ( a mix between green leaf, romaine, and iceberg)
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip. The ultimate creamy dip for all your fruits AND vegetables! Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip. The ultimate creamy dip for all your fruits AND vegetables! Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip. The ultimate creamy dip for all your fruits AND vegetables!

So heavenly!  What do you think? Ready to try some new salads with your kids?

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Orange Creamsicle Homemade Dressing & Dip

  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 485 24%
  • Fat: 31 g 48%
  • Carb: 45 g 15%
  • Fiber: 6 g 24%
  • Protein: 12 g 24%
  • Sugar: 21 g

Ingredients

    Dressing:
    • 1 cup – cashews
    • 4 medium – orange
    Dip
    • 1 cup – cashews
    • 2 medium – orange

    Directions

    For Dressing:
    1. Blend cashews and oranges in a high powered blender until very smooth and runny. If you need to add more oranges to thin it out, feel free! Top your favorite citrus salad with the dressing.
    For Dip: 
    1. Blend cashews and oranges in a high powered blender until very smooth, thick and creamy. Use to dip apples, strawberries, bananas, or even celery.

    Nutrition Facts

    • Nutrition per serving % daily value
    • Calories: 485 24%
    • Fat: 31 g 48%
    • Carb: 45 g 15%
    • Fiber: 6 g 24%
    • Protein: 12 g 24%
    • Sugar: 21 g
    written by
    Amy Roskelley

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    Comments(10)
    Christy says:

    We should assume to use raw cashews here, correct?

    Yes, I fixed it Christy! Thanks!

    LM says:

    How long can this dressing be kept in the fridge? Thx

    annie says:

    how long does the dressing last before going bad?

    I only like the texture of it for 2-3 days. After that, it’s still good, but it gets a bit grittier.

    Agathe says:

    Do you use the whole orange (skin as well)?

    Agathe- peel the orange first. Just the sections inside.

    Leah says:

    Made this and LOVE it! Not as a dressing but as a spread on toast! Mine was very thick (i used my food processor) and not very sweet. I added a bit of sugar and coconut oil. I have mixed it with soy milk and i eat it as a dessert at night!! And living in the north im guessing is why my oranges were not very sweet/juicy.

    kathleen says:

    oh my gosh! I’m so sad. It sounded so good and then I read cashews. my son is allergic to cashews. we avoid all tree nuts can you recommend an alternative?

    Oh no Kathleen! What a challenge! I haven’t though of an alternative for this specific recipe yet.

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