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Low Carb Orange Dream Recipe
This orange dream recipe is sugar free, low carb, and SO creamy-dreamy!
  • ½ cup low or no fat cottage cheese. (I prefer Daisy 2%)
  • 1½-2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup almond or cashew milk (or any low carb carton milk of your choice)
  • 2-3 drops pure orange essential oil or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Blend or sugar free sweetener of your choice
  • 2 Tablespoons carton egg whites, optional but recommended for frothiness
  • 1 medium orange or 2 small tangerine or mandarin oranges, peeled & seeded or ¼ cup canned mandarin orange slices, optional as a healthy slow carb source (for a THM E recipe)
  • 2 Tablespoons half & half or heavy whipping cream (for a THM S or Crossover recipe)
  • 1 baby carrot, optional to add color
  • tiny pinch of turmeric, optional to add color
  1. Start with the smaller amount of ice, and add all ingredients to your blender.
  2. Blend until thick, frothy, and smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust sweetness, orange flavor, etc. to your liking.
  4. Blenders vary SO much- adjust the ice to get the texture you like. If it's too icy, use less next time. If it's too watery, add more ice until you hit the perfect creamy, dreamy texture.
  5. Enjoy!
For a THM E meal or snack: add the optional fruit to give the recipe a healthy slow carb source with the natural fiber in the fruit.
For a THM FP meal or snack: skip the fruit. You can add a scoop of protein powder or add additional egg whites to get the protein content up for a meal.
For a THM S: Skip the fruit/carbs, and add the cream or half and half as a healthy fat source.
For a THM Crossover: Add both the fruit/carb source and the cream or half & half as a healthy fat source.
Recipe by Gwen's Nest at https://gwens-nest.com/orange-dream-recipe/