Growing up, one of my favorite summer memories was frequenting the local Dairy Queen for a blizzard (which, for those that don’t know, is basically soft serve ice cream blended with different toppings).
My flavor preferences always included a cookie of some sort, typically toggling between chocolate chip cookie dough and Oreo cookie blizzard.
It’s been YEARS since I’ve had a traditional blizzard, because while I adore ice cream and ALL of the toppings, I don’t love the way it makes me feel afterwards (cue the major dairy bloat and refined-sugar crash).
And because I’ve already perfected my take on a hormone-healthy and gut-friendly chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard, this summer I set out on a mission to recreate an Oreo Cookie Blizzard. And friends I have to say, I REALLY outdid myself with this one.
Because this Gut-Friendly Oreo Cookie Blizzard is everything you’d want it to be: frosty, thick, creamy and studded with chunks of the most delicious paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan Oreo cookies. And while the taste is spot on, it also sneaks in a ton of nutrients to boost gut health and support your hormones.
Snag the run-down of gut-friendly ingredient swaps below, as well as the delicious Oreo Cookie Blizzard recipe that you DO NOT want to miss out on this summer.
Rich In Amino Acids Like Glycine And Glutamine That Work To Heal And Support Your Digestive Tract. The Protein Helps Stabilize Blood Sugar, Important For Both Hormone And Gut Health. Adds A Naturally Sweet Taste. I like this brand. Don’t forget to use my code SOGREEN10 to save.
This Fiber Helps Feed The Beneficial Bacteria In Your Gut, Enhancing Your Microbiome’s Ability To Make More Nutrients, Optimize Digestion, Regulate Blood Sugar And Decrease Inflammation. This is my go-to brand, use code SOGREEN10 to save.
Adding Frozen Cauliflower To This Oreo Cookie Blizzard Enhances The Creamy, Thick Factor (Without Impacting The Taste) AND Significantly Boosts The Gut-Friendly Factor With Glucosinolate, A Sulphur Compound That Helps To Protect The Vulnerable Lining Of The Stomach, Reducing The Chances Of Developing Leaky Gut Syndrome Or Other Digestive Disorders.
While Still A Form Of Sugar (Overconsumption Can Lead To Gut And Health Issues) dates and maple syrup Are My Preferred Forms As They Are Minimally Processed And A Little Goes A Long Way (I.E. You Don’t Need That Much To Get The Sweet Taste You’d Crave In A Oreo Cookie Blizzard).
Adding Nut Butter Is An Excellent Way To Sneak In Some Blood-Sugar Stabilizing Fat (Helping You Stay Fuller Longer) And Most Types Like Almond, Cashew, Walnut, Peanut, And Sunflower Contain Phytochemicals That Work To Lower Inflammation In The Gut. This brand’s flavors are INSANE and you can use my code SOFRESH15 to save.
Not Only Is cacao Rich In Antioxidants And Minerals That Work To Lower Stress And Inflammation In The Body, But Recent Research (Done By The Department Of Food And Nutritional Sciences In The UK) Has Found Cacao Promotes The Growth Of Beneficial Gut Bacteria.
Pro-Tip: Make a large batch of oreo cookie crumbles ahead of time and freeze so they’re ready to go whenever you’re in the mood for a quick and easy Oreo Cookie Blizzard.
This frosty, creamy, delicious and surprisingly healthy smoothie tastes just like an Oreo Cookie Blizzard, while also sneaking in gut-friendly ingredients.
Recipe Type: dessert, breakfast, snack, smoothie
For the Paleo Oreo Cookie Crumbles:
For the Oreo Cookie Blizzard:
**If practicing cycle-syncing, this smoothie would be especially beneficial to consume during your ovulatory phase, as it’s a light and easy to digest option (so it won’t weigh you down when your appetite and digestion slows) while it also includes nutrients like cauliflower that support your body in eliminating excess estrogen (which is highest at this point in your cycle).
I’m honored to support you on your journey to optimal hormone health + happiness. Thanks for being here babe.