This refreshing blood orange smoothie is made with simple, delicious ingredients and tastes like a creamsicle. Nature Nate’s honey perfectly complements the subtle tartness of blood oranges, while frozen banana, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract round out the flavor profile. Enjoy this colorful, seasonal treat for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!
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There are some recipes that never get old, and I have a feeling this blood orange smoothie is going to be one of them! I’ve already made it a few times since I first tested the recipe. And it totally delivered every time.
It has the prettiest shade of pink and tastes just as good as it looks. I’m already dreading the end of blood orange season. But knowing that this variety of citrus is only in season for a few months of the year makes the smoothie even more of a special treat!
Fortunately, the other signature ingredient in this smoothie—Nature Nate’s honey—is available year-round. This raw honey is my go-to sweetener in the Veg World kitchen. It has the best taste and texture and is so easy to squeeze from the bottle. I’m not the only one who loves it either…this honey wins awards!
Plus, raw honey contains beneficial compounds, including antioxidants that may help promote health and protect against disease. When combined with other nutritious foods, like blood oranges packed with vitamin C and protein-rich Greek yogurt, raw honey is a great addition to recipes.
You can read more about the amazing qualities of Nature Nate’s in my post on 8 Ways to Pair Vegetables and Honey. But first, whip up your blood orange smoothie to sip on while you read!
How to Make a Blood Orange Smoothie
For the full ingredients list, scroll down the recipe card. In the meantime, here’s a preview of the steps for making a perfect smoothie.
- Prepare and freeze the blood oranges. Remove the peels and any seeds, then pull apart the wedges. Place the wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put this in the freezer, in an area where it can lay flat and won’t be bumped, and freeze for a couple of hours until the wedges are frozen solid. Transfer to an airtight container or bag to store in the freezer.
- Combine the frozen blood oranges, Nature Nate’s honey, and other ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth!
- Not sure where to get Nature Nate’s honey to make this recipe? Find it on their website, at many large grocery stores and retailers (like Target), and on Amazon.
- It’s really worth it to freeze the blood orange wedges before making the smoothie. Even though it’s an extra step, the smoothie will have a much better texture than if you make it with oranges that weren’t previously frozen. Save time by freezing the oranges as soon as you bring them home from the grocery store.
- With the help of the freezer, you can make this blood orange smoothie year-round. Take advantage of blood orange season and stock up on this gorgeous fruit now to freeze for later! The orange wedges will last for at least 3 months in the freezer.
- Although this smoothie is best enjoyed right away, you can make it a few hours or even a day in advance. Keep it in an airtight jar in the fridge and stir well before drinking.
- Possible additions include shredded coconut, milled flaxseed or chia seeds, hemp hearts, and/or nut butters. You can also add frozen berries, but be sure to use red berries to maintain the pretty pink color.
More Smoothie Recipes
Love this blood orange smoothie? Check out the Mango Kale Smoothie Bowl, Green Grapefruit Smoothie, and Strawberry Banana Beet Smoothie. You may also enjoy my post on the 11 Best Vegetables for Smoothies.
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Blood Orange Smoothie
- To freeze the blood oranges, remove the peels and any seeds. Pull apart the wedges and place them on a lined baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer. Place it in an area where it can lay flat. Freeze for about 2 hours until the wedges are frozen solid. Use the wedges immediately in the smoothie or place them in a freezer bag to store for up to 3 months.
- Combine frozen blood oranges with the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth!
- Other possible additions: shredded coconut flakes, hemp hearts, milled flaxseed, chia seeds, nut butters, or frozen berries (use red berries to keep the smoothie pink)
- You can make this smoothie up to a day in advance. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.
Happy smoothie drinking! – Lizzie