If someone tells me something tastes even remotely like a creamsicle (or Dreamsicle or whatever your wording of choice is), then I’m there! The creamy, dreamy, orangey goodness and memories of riding home from the gas station in the backseat of my grandfather’s Crown Victoria with the windows down munching on a Dreamsicle….ahhhh….
So when my friend and WSMV More at Midday viewer, Vicky Cassidy of Murfreesboro, sent me this juicing recipe, I had to try it and immediately knew it was a winner! It definitely has that creamsicle quality and it’s become one of my new favorites in my weekly rotation.
This juicing recipe is especially pertinent this month for two reasons – one being that sweet potatoes have long been known to be a natural aphrodisiac. Writers in the 1500’s hailed its “lust creating” powers, and even Shakespeare himself gave the orangey root a nod in “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Secondly, and clearly more important, are the sweet potato’s benefits relating to heart health as well as reducing cancer risk, boosting the immune system, clearing the complexion and reducing stress. And because of the other ingredients we’re juicing with our potatoes, you get a ton of Vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties in this recipe as well.
So, all hail the sweet potato and juice on!
Orange Creamsicle Juicing Recipe
1 sweet potato
Juice all ingredients, stir, serve. Produces one serving.