I’m feeling like I’m a five-year-old stuck in a twenty-year-old’s body today. So I’m going to be silly.
Have I ever mentioned before how much I am absolutely, irrevocably, permanently, eternally, and any more words that come up when I type forever into the thesaurus website, in deep, mad love with anything Disney?
You probably assumed in my Eating in Disney posts, but now ya know for sure. I’ve loved Disney since I first heard “little town, it’s a quiet village” or “if only I could make my father understand” or any of the other amazing Disney movie songs. Everything about it.
Some of my favorite memories include when my dad pushed my sister and I around in the stroller as we saw our favorite princesses and ate popcorn on main street, waking up extra early to go to the MGM (now Hollywood Studios) with my best friend and her family hours before my mom and sister even thought of waking up, spending my fifth birthday, fifteenth, sixteenth, and many more at the most magical place on earth, and most recently taking my favorite little human for a few days of enchantment and wonder, or even being half way across the world in Italy and having a Disney Movie Marathon in a little Italian house with friends, or taking a train to Disneyland Paris in the smoldering hot July.
The list goes on and on…
I felt like I needed a recipe that was special enough to write about my special place.
One of my favorite places, actually.
As I write this, I’m even listening to the Disney Pandora station (if you think this actually makes me cool, we’re best friends). I get giddy just listening to Mulan, Simba, Rapunzel, Elsa, Belle, Ariel, and so many more of my favorite people singing the songs I’ve known since I could first remember hearing sounds (dramatic? me? no way).
But back to the reason I’m telling you all this now is because when I first tasted this smoothie, it made me smile (and the yellow color reminds me of Belle’s dress). The mix of frozen orange juice ice cubes, honey mango, and coconut milk makes this smoothie irresistible. I imagine myself making it over and over and over again this summer, and the summer after that, and the summer after that…
POP QUIZ, comment below if you know who my favorite Disney princess is
And don’t forget to tell me who your favorite prince or princess is!
- 1-2 cups orange juice
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 honey mango, cored and peeled
- ½ cup vegan vanilla bean coconut ice cream
- In a 21 cubed ice tray, pour the orange juice into each ice mold and place in the oven to freeze for at least three hours, or overnight.
- When your orange juice is frozen, transfer the cubes to a blender.
- Add the mango and coconut milk. Blend on low to medium until smooth.
- Add the coconut ice cream and blend until smooth.
- Pour smoothie into cups and serve.
And if you’re really going for gold, comment with your favorite Disney memory of us!