Orange Smoothie

Orange Smoothies are one of my family’s favorite kinds of smoothies!  Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, everyone always loves orange (my Green Peach Mango Smoothie is also perfect any time of day)!  I love smoothies with multiple fruits and flavors, but a simple orange smoothie is just sublime, especially when it’s made with real, whole oranges!  So keep reading to get my tips for the perfect orange smoothie, and start blending your own delicious creations!

Healthy Orange Smoothie - Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this Orange Smoothie is made with real, whole oranges and is a nutrient-rich and delicious smoothie!

Orange Smoothie

For this recipe, I decided to use real, whole oranges.  I would not substitute this in any way shape or form.  This gives the smoothie great orange flavor and you get all the benefits of eating an orange!

This recipe has a moderate orange flavor (similar to an Orange Julius), so if you want to kick it up a notch, add another orange, or substitute the milk for orange juice.  Easy as can be.

Healthy Orange Smoothie

Are Orange Julius healthy?

I have fond memories of hanging out at the mall with my friends during my early teen years.  We would save our money and splurge on an Orange Julius.  Oh yum.  Those were the days.  But in all honesty, those delicious mall drinks are packed with sugar and have very few nutrients in them.

This recipe for an Orange Smoothie has better taste, is full of nutrients, and has no added sugar to it!  Yum!

Now I can make something just as delicious or better, without needing to leave my home and go to the mall!  This Orange Smoothie fits the bill perfectly, plus is it super healthy for you!

Orange Smoothie Recipe

Can you put milk and juice in a smoothie?

Definitely!  Milk (or a milk alternative) can add healthy nutrients to your smoothie while keeping a smooth consistency (no one wants an icy smoothie).  Juice can add a powerful flavor-filled punch to your smoothie to enhance flavors.

I am just always careful, when I use juice, to use 100% juice with no added sugars.

Orange Smoothie

What blender is best for smoothies?

There are many blenders you can use for making smoothies, 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 smoothies!  You can buy your own Vitamix 780 HERE.

 

This smoothie was so delicious, my 2 year old decided to get into the action!

orange smoothie

She insisted on having some, with a straw, and an orange slice on the side.

And then she decided to rearrange my set up to add her own smoothie into the photos.  Hahaha

Oh man this little girl keeps me on my toes!

 

Ok, are you ready for this delicious orange smoothie recipe?  Alright, here we go…

Of course, you can modify the ingredients if you like.  The great thing about smoothies is that you can use what you have and modify them to your preference.

But this smoothie is so incredibly delicious that you really do need to try it just like the recipe.

Make an orange smoothie

Orange Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 peeled Oranges
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1 container Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Ice (or to preference)

Orange Smoothie Ingredients

Directions: 

  1. Place all ingredients into your blender.
  2. Blend on high until thoroughly combined and smooth.  Do not over mix though as it can make the mixture runny.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

*I always freeze any bananas I have that are going brown to use later in smoothies.

How to make an Orange Smoothie

Snag the printable recipe below…

Orange Smoothie - Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this Orange Smoothie is made with real, whole oranges and is a nutrient-rich and delicious smoothie!

Orange Smoothie
Prep Time
10 mins
 

Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this Orange Smoothie is made with real, whole oranges and is a nutrient-rich and delicious smoothie!

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange smoothie
Servings: 3
Author: Ashley of Simply Blended Smoothies
Ingredients
  • 2 peeled Oranges
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1 container Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Ice or to preference
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into your blender.
  2. Blend on high until thoroughly combined and smooth.  Do not over mix though as it can make the mixture runny.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

I always freeze any bananas I have that are going brown to use later in smoothies.

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Easy and Delicious Green Peach Mango Smoothie Recipe

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