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Orange Smoothie Recipe

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This Orange Smoothie Recipe is the perfect way to start your day with a burst of the fresh citrus flavors of orange, blood orange and lime, blended together with mango and banana. You will love this immunity boosting smoothie! 

 Orange Smoothie Recipe in a glass.

ORANGE SMOOTHIE RECIPE

This fresh orange smoothie recipe is one of my favorite smoothies this time of year and a great way to start your day.

Not just for breakfast, as this fresh tasting citrus smoothie is also the ideal mid afternoon pick me up too.

This citrus smoothie is a great way of increasing the amount of fresh fruit in our diets, helping you work towards your 5-a-day.

It is the perfect winter smoothie and ideal for boosting our immune systems over the cold winter months.

The flavors in this fresh citrus smoothie are almost sorbet like, so this makes a great cold and refreshing drink on a hot summers day too.

The frozen banana and mango helps create a creamy texture otherwise you can use a regular banana and mango.

If you don’t have frozen banana and mango and want a creamier smoothie I suggest adding some ice cubes.

Love smoothies, then have a look at the other GREAT TASTING SMOOTHIES on my website.

Orange Smoothie Recipe with a straw.

IS THIS ORANGE BANANA SMOOTHIE HEALTHY?

This healthy citrus smoothie is packed full of fruit that is fiber rich and loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium.

The turmeric and black pepper are also high in antioxidants and have great anti-inflammatory properties.

Making your own fruit smoothies, means you have total control over the ingredients and there are no hidden sugars, only the natural fruit sugars.

If you are looking for a breakfast smoothie or an afternoon pick-me-up this one is for you. 

 Orange Smoothie Recipe ingredients in a bowl.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN MY FRESH CITRUS SMOOTHIE?

FROZEN MANGO: Mango and orange are a great flavor pairing. I use frozen mango which you can buy in the freezer section of most large stores. 

FROZEN BANANA: The frozen banana not only adds flavor but gives the smoothie a great creamy smooth texture. Again you should be able to find bags of frozen banana in the freezer section of most stores. I also like to keep some of my bananas in the freezer for my smoothie needs. If you don’t have frozen you can use fresh. 

ORANGE: I use both blood orange and a regular orange in this smoothie. Both taste great, however the blood orange adds fantastic color. If you don’t have blood oranges, then use 2 regular oranges instead.

LIME: I love using lime in smoothies as it adds a great burst of freshness which works particularly well in this fresh citrus smoothie. You could also use lemon juice in its place. 

TURMERIC: You can use ground turmeric as I have done here. However, if you can get your hands on fresh turmeric, that can be added too.

BLACK PEPPER: A pinch of black pepper balances out the sweet flavors in the smoothie. Black pepper, along with the turmeric have great anti-inflammatory properties.

Orange Smoothie Recipe with oranges and mint.

OTHER OPTIONS TO ADD TO SMOOTHIES:

Smoothies are super versatile and here are some ideas of other ingredients I sometimes add into my smoothies at home.

FRUIT: Fruit is always a great add-in like frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or pineapple. Swap out one fruit and replace with another.

CHIA SEEDS: Chia seeds are optional but add antioxidants, protein and fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

HEMP SEEDS: Do you use hemp seeds? They are great in smoothies and they are packed with so much power. 1 Tablespoon of those small seeds is 5 grams of protein.

That will help keep you feeling full and give you the energy you need. I suggest adding it to your smoothies if you have it on hand!

Orange Smoothie Recipe in a cup.

NUT BUTTER: Nut butters are another great way to add protein and help the texture of the smoothie.

I find if my smoothie is too thin that adding a few tablespoons or almond of peanut butter will help thicken it. 

SPIRULINA: Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. One tablespoon of spirulina  of dried spirulina powder contains protein, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, copper and iron.

This is another powerhouse ingredient you can add.

OATS: You might be thinking – oats? And yes, they are a great addition to smoothies. They will thicken it some but I actually like it. You can dump rolled oats straight into the blender. They help keep you full and give you energy thanks to the fiber!

PROTEIN POWDER: If you are looking to up your protein in-take, for example after workouts, try protein powder. There are a lot of varieties in the stores now and some are even flavored. 

Orange Smoothie Recipe in a vitamix.

HOW TO MAKE CITRUS CRUSH SMOOTHIE:

This has to be the easiest of recipes and is ready in just 5 minutes.

Place all the ingredients together into a blender and pulse until you have a super smooth consistency and all the ingredients are well combined.

Then simply pour into a glass and enjoy.

TIPS FOR MAKING CITRUS FRUIT SMOOTHIE:

  • If you can’t find frozen mango and banana in the freezer section of your local store, then it’s really easy to freeze your own. Simply cut up the fresh fruit the night before and place on a tray in the freezer overnight. The mango and banana will be frozen by morning and ready for blending in your smoothie.
  • If you use fresh mango and banana add ice cubes to the blender, this will result in a creamier smoothie.
  • You can add more or less ice depending on the texture you like. 
  • You can leave out the turmeric if you don’t like the flavor. 

 Orange Smoothie Recipe in a blender

OTHER HEALTHY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES YOU MIGHT ENJOY:

GREEN ENERGY SMOOTHIE

OAT SMOOTHIE

PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

BLUEBERRY KALE SMOOTHIE

BANANA DATE SMOOTHIE 

BLUEBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE 

4 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER BANANA SMOOTHIE

Orange Smoothie Recipe with logo.

Orange Smoothie Recipe with a straw.

Orange Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Orange Smoothie Recipe is the perfect way to start your day with a burst of the fresh citrus flavors of orange, blood orange and lime, blended together with mango and banana. You will love this immunity boosting smoothie! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango {or fresh}
  • 1 frozen banana {or fresh}
  • 1 blood orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1 lime, peeled and segmented {you could also use a lemon or skip it}
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup milk {you can use regular milk, oat, coconut, soy or almond}
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions

    Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smoothie. Pour into two small glasses and serve.

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