Are you ever enamored by the natural beauty of fruits and vegetables?
Blood oranges are one of those fruits that just make us pause and appreciate their vibrancy. They also taste incredible and are loaded with adrenal-supportive vitamin C.
Plus, they make a gorgeous, citrusy, simple 5-ingredient smoothie! Yum!
The first step is to peel and remove the seeds from the blood oranges.
Then the segments are separated and frozen so they can make a perfectly chilled smoothie. You could freeze them a few days (or even weeks) in advance for quicker smoothie prep.
We tried adding fresh orange segments to the blender with ice but found the flavor got too watered down. So frozen fruit is key here!
The frozen orange slices are added to a blender along with coconut milk for creaminess. We prefer light coconut milk in this recipe, but full-fat works as well.
Collagen is added for protein and lime juice adds more vitamin C and the perfect amount of tartness. To keep this recipe vegan, you could omit the collagen, use vegan-friendly collagen, or sub your favorite vanilla protein powder.
Finally, a pinch of Himalayan pink salt or sea salt rounds out the flavors and provides trace minerals for further adrenal support.
We hope you LOVE this smoothie! It’s:
& Tastes like a creamsicle!
It would be delicious as an afternoon snack, grab-and-go breakfast, or alongside weekend brunch. Try serving with our Spring Frittata, Easy Egg-Free Frittata, Easy Vegan Sausage, or Simple But Good Breakfast Bowl.
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Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
- 2 ripe juicy blood oranges (or sub naval oranges)
- 1/4 cup light or full-fat coconut milk (or dairy-free milk of choice), plus more as needed to thin
- 1 scoop collagen (if vegan, sub Collagen Protect from Moon Juice or a smaller amount of vanilla protein powder, or omit)
- 1-2 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
- To peel orange segments, we like to use a sharp knife to carefully remove the peel, then separate into segments with a knife or by hand. The main objective is to remove as much of the white pith as possible to maximize orange flavor and downplay bitterness. Remove any visible seeds as well.
- Add peeled orange segments to a plate or baking sheet and freeze (at least 1 hour, preferably overnight).
- Add frozen orange segments to a high-speed blender (or small blender) along with dairy-free milk, collagen, lime juice, and salt. Blend on high until creamy and smooth, adding more dairy-free milk as needed to blend into a creamy, pourable texture.
- Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more lime juice to balance the sweetness, coconut milk for creaminess, or salt to taste. It should be plenty sweet (if not, blend in a little honey, stevia, or maple syrup to taste).
- Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate for up to 24 hours (though best when fresh). To freeze, pour into ice cube molds and store cubes in the freezer up to 1 month.
*Inspired by The Whole Journey.
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