Continuing on my theme of recreating Aux Vivres dishes…my favourite smoothie there is le creamsicle! It tastes just like its namesake. The menu says it’s made of coconut milk, orange juice, carrot juice, dates, vanilla…so I set to work and think I pretty much nailed it. I think they add ice to theirs to make it more frosty, but I liked it as a juice consistency.
Makes enough for a blender full
1 can light coconut milk
2 cups orange juice
3/4 cup carrot juice
1 tsp pure vanilla
8-10 pitted dates (I used Parnoosh sayer dates – they’re my favourite)
Blend, blend, blend until the dates are pulverized and everything’s nice and silky.
For the record, I’m going through the exercise of recreating all my favourites because I live a 10-hour drive away from Montreal. But if you can go there easily, go! It’s an awesome place and should be supported. Until I can visit again, I’ll be busy in my kitchen trying to recreate those flavours.