This Orange Banana Smoothie recipe is made with whole ingredients and is so refreshing and delicious! It is perfect for breakfast or a snack anytime. Keep reading for the full recipe.
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Orange Banana Smoothie
I love creating smoothies that are both sweet and tart. This orange banana smoothie has the perfect combination of sweet and tart to be totally refreshing and tasty.
For this recipe, I am taking advantage of orange juice concentrate to give a nice strong orange flavor. If you choose your concentrate wisely and look for one made with 100% juice, you can get one without yucky added ingredients that you don't need or want.
If you don't want to use orange juice concentrate or don't have it, you can sub it for more orange juice. The orange flavor might not be as strong, but it will still be a tasty smoothie.
Again, I look for orange juice that is 100% juice because I don't want extra added, unnecessary ingredients in my orange juice or in my smoothie.
The recipe and a printable recipe can be found near the end of the post. But I want to take a minute to answer a few commonly asked questions and also share my tips and tricks for modifying this recipe if needed.
Smoothie recipes made with orange and/or banana:
- Orange Banana Smoothie (keep reading, I am sharing this one below)
- Orange Smoothie
- Cranberry Orange Smoothie
- Banana Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Banana Berry Smoothie
- Blueberry Banana Smoothie
- Mango Banana Smoothie
- Raspberry Banana Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Banana Milkshake
- Chocolate Banana Milkshake
- Strawberry Banana Milkshake
How to make an orange banana smoothie
You will simply add orange juice, orange juice concentrate, and frozen bananas to a blender and blend until smooth. I love how this recipe only requires 3 ingredients that are easy to keep on hand.
Do banana and orange go together?
Yes, they definitely blend well together, especially in this smoothie recipe. The sweet of the banana perfectly offsets the tangy acid of the orange.
Is a banana and milk smoothie good for you?
Yes, it is so delicious and good for you! You can check out my Banana Smoothie recipe HERE. But this recipe adds orange to it for even more goodness including vitamin C and other great benefits of oranges!
Can you mix oranges and yogurt?
Can you blend oranges?
Can you mix orange and milk?
Is an orange banana smoothie dairy-free?
Yes, this smoothie recipe is dairy-free. It is also free of added sugars too. Thanks to the frozen bananas for giving it its creamy texture and its sweet flavor.
What ingredients are in an orange banana smoothie?
- Bananas (frozen if possible)
- Orange Juice Concentrate
- Orange Juice
Do I need to use frozen bananas in this smoothie?
No, you do not need to use frozen bananas in this smoothie recipe. I love peeling my brown bananas and throwing them in my freezer for use in smoothies later. When I use frozen brown bananas I eliminate banana waste, eliminate the need to add extra sweetener to my smoothies, and I can eliminate the need to add ice to my smoothies. Basically, frozen bananas are the best for smoothies!
Can I use fresh bananas in this smoothie?
If you don't have a frozen banana, you can use fresh. You may need to add ice to this recipe to thicken it up and make it cold.
What blender is best for smoothies and milkshakes?
There are many blenders you can use for making smoothies, milkshakes and frozen drinks, but I personally own the Vitamix 780 and think it is simply the best. I get smooth, consistent results every single time which is exactly what I want for all my drinks! You can buy your own Vitamix 780 HERE. It is my favorite and I know you will love it too!
Ready for this amazing recipe? Ok. Let's go!
Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 2 Bananas, frozen
- ½ cup Orange Juice Concentrate (look for 100% juice)
- 1 cup Orange Juice (look for 100% juice)
- Place bananas, orange juice concentrate, and orange juice into your blender.
- If you choose to use a fresh banana, you may need to add ice to your smoothie.
- Blend until smooth, stopping halfway through to scrape the sides of your blender if needed.
- Add more ice if needed to help your smoothie be cold and thick, and blend again.
- Garnish with orange and/or banana slices if desired.
I love how this recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and tart and is a delicious and fresh way to start your morning.
Snag the printable recipe below.
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