Fresh Orange Smoothie
With only 4 ingredients this Orange Smoothie is the perfect quick and easy breakfast or snack. It’s packed with fresh oranges so that means tons of Vitamin C to boost your immune system, plus it tastes delicious!
As of late, my go-to breakfast choice is this Fresh Orange Smoothie recipe. It’s only four simple ingredients so it’s a winner in my book for just that fact! Not to mention it’s loaded with Vitamin C which we all can use a heavy dose of this time of year!
Plus, it’s the perfect way to start the day because it’s so delicious and refreshing. The perfect thing to get you going in the morning. It makes a great snack too!
Why this Recipe Works:
- Did we mention it’s 4 ingredients? I mean if you missed, that listen up!
- It’s ready in 5 minutes. Just dump, blend and enjoy!
- It’s packed with nutrients like that Vitamin C so you can eat some delicious and bulk up on that during the winter months to stay healthy. Win all around!
- Oranges – Another option would be to use clementines. They are seedless and super easy to blend which is nice.
- Almond milk – Any milk will work, we just used almond milk to keep it nice and light.
- Bananas – Fresh or frozen will work, but that frozen banana really amps up the smoothie factor and makes it nice and thick.
- Plain Greek yogurt – Makes that smoothie nice and creamy and the protein fills you up.
- Ice (optional)
Steps to Prepare
- Blend – Place all ingredients inside of a blender. On med-high, blend until smooth.
- Pour – Serve immediately, dividing between two glasses.
- Garnish – Place orange slices on glasses, if desired.
If you wanted to add ice, you’d be more than welcome to. I find the smoothie is thick enough without ice when you use frozen bananas, but if you prefer a really thick, extra-cold smoothie, feel free to add that ice or if you are using fresh bananas add ice.
Grab extra bananas on your next grocery run. Peel them, break into pieces and lay them on a baking sheet, not touching. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until bananas are frozen. Transfer them into a bag and you’ll have frozen bananas for your next smoothie anytime you want one!
Yes! This will make it taste more like a creamsicle so feel free to add that to your smoothies.
We recommend adding either a little bit of honey or maple syrup if you like it sweeter. Blend it up, taste and adjust the sweetness depending on your preferences.
Yes, make sure to use soy or unsweetened nut milk. Replace the Greek yogurt with non-dairy yogurt and make sure to use honey if you sweetened it and not maple syrup.
You can, but you need to make some adjustment because the banana makes the smoothie creamy. You can add an additional 1/2 c. Greek yogurt and ice cubes. Another option is to use a half of a ripe avocado and some ice, but make sure to sweeten the smoothie if you do this. Frozen pineapple would work to, but you’ll have a pineapple orange smoothie!
More delicious smoothie recipes!
- Ready in less this 5 minutes this Super Healthy Smoothie Bowl is a mix of yogurt, banana, kiwi, Chia seeds, flaxseeds and honey or agave syrup to sweeten.
- Need some protein? Make this Banana Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie loaded with Peanut Butter, banana and honey.
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Fresh Orange Smoothie Recipe
- 4 large oranges peeled and quartered
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 2 medium bananas
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 – 1 cup ice optional
- Place all ingredients inside of a blender. On med-high, blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately, dividing between two glasses.
- Garnish with orange slices, if desired.
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