Three Degrees of Smoothie Separation

This recipe by Elaine Gordon, health education specialist, recipe developer, writer, and Eating by Elaine blogger, is more than the sum of its parts: navel orange, unsweetened vanilla nondairy milk, and maple syrup. Because there's no banana, yogurt, or something thick, you have to give that orange some special treatment. Slice off the peel, leaving the white pith on for its nutrients, and freeze it in wedges overnight. That'll give the smoothie more body.