Monday, March 26, 2012

Dressipes: Orange Cream Vegan Dream

dress, collar, belt, underskirt: vintage | shoes: Charlotte Russe

I've been looking forward to this post for a very long time! Welcome to a new feature on The Joyful Fox: Dressipes.

This idea came to me while I was writing this post. I had discovered that I had a tendency to dress in the colors of some of my favorite foods, or I would find that I started to crave a food that corresponded to my outfit (like blueberry pie). Eventually I realized that I might as well start embracing it - and Dressipes was born! Each Dressipe post is going to have an outfit, but it's also going to have a little bonus: a recipe that coordinates to the outfit. It combines two of my favorite things - food and style. It's a fun challenge, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


   



This edition of Dressipes was kind of spur of the moment. (It's more fun that way, don't you think?) I bought a juicer a while back, and hadn't been using it nearly enough, so I bought a huge bag of oranges. My original plan was to make plain orange juice, but Chris and I kept throwing in more things, and...well, I'll just get to the recipe, shall I?




Orange Cream Vegan Dream

Ingredients:
- 4 oranges
- 3 apples
- 2 carrots
- 1 banana
- almond milk

Equipment:
- juicer (or blender, strainer, and cheesecloth)

1. Peel the oranges and break them into fourths (it doesn't need to be exact). Juice them.

2. Remove the cores from the apples, slice, and juice them.

3. Juice the carrots, and then peel and juice the banana.

4. When all the fruits have been juiced, stir the juice to evenly distribute the flavors. Then, take the almond milk and stir it in until the juice achieves desired creaminess.

That's it!

Variations:
- I know that not everyone has a juicer. If you don't, then of course I think you should get one (mine was cheap - only $35 at Aldi!) so you can enjoy fresh juice often - there's nothing like it. However, you should still be able to make this recipe in a normal blender. Just blend all the fruits together and then strain the pulp out (you may want to use layers of cheesecloth and squeeze to get the most out of it).

- You can play with the fruit ratio to get your desired flavor. 4:3:2:1 is delicious and easy to remember, but if you're missing one ingredient, it shouldn't be a big deal!

- This recipe would probably work with a different milk substitute, but I think the creaminess of the almond milk makes it a perfect fit. I used the Silk vanilla almond milk.

- I haven't tried this yet, but when it gets hot out again, I plan to freeze this to make creamsicles. Mmmm...

So there you have it - the first edition of Dressipes! If you try this out, I'd love to know how it works out for you. I hope you enjoy it! Do any of you out there have juicers? What's your favorite juice recipe?



photos by Chris

24 comments:

  1. this is such a fun idea! and i think this post made me love the color orange more...haha! your dress is gorgeous and i want to try making this drink now!!
    xx

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  2. your style is lovely, I loved your dresses in your recent posts =)

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  3. Oh my, what a great idea! That dress is lovely and any vegan-friendly recipe is okay by me :)

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  4. Such a cute idea for a series! And the drink looks delish :)

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  5. OK, I pinned this for 3 reasons: a) What a good idea! b) Wow, love that dress... and c) Can I say "yummy"? Love, love, love the idea!

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  6. Love the doily collar on that dress!

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  7. I need that dress in my life! It looks lovely on you! :>

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  8. I love this post idea, it's so unique and fun! I must try orange cream vegan dream, even though I don't own a juicer (or a blender). It looks like such a refreshing drink for spring/summer. xx

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  9. What a gorgeous dress and a yummy looking recipe! I love the background, too!

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  10. Oh my God instant follow, I'm obsessed with your style. Can't wait to see some more super feminine inspirations!

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  11. I love this post so much! Your dress is wonderful and I love the full underskirt with it. You look beautiful! And the idea for Dressipes is fantastic too.

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  12. I am so in love with this concept! I am excited to see what else you come up with. You look fabulous, and I can't believe everything that goes into that drink! haha I must try :)

    angela - the lovely cup

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  14. this looks sooo good! And you look sooo good! :p
    -Heather Jean

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  15. An adorable outfit and such a fun concept. Very original- I haven't seen this before...

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  16. You pull of this vintage look so well. Your stunning! New follower ;)

    xx
    Julie
    http://lovecardelia.blogspot.com/

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  17. You are so adorable I can barely stand it.

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  18. My oh my! These pictures are amazing!! You look simply stunning in that dress and what a beautiful collar! Loving your shoes as well! So glad I found your blog, am following you!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net

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  19. that dress is beautiful, you look great in it :)

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  20. this section is awesome! and so are all of your dresses and the fact that you've got "fox" in the name of your blog :) following you now.

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