Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

GFDFNS
Orange Creamsicle Smoothies next to ingredients used to make them

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!

Platter of limes, blood oranges, coconut milk, collagen, and pink salt for making our Creamsicle Smoothie recipe

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!

Platter of blood orange segments for freezing and making our Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothie recipe

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.

Blender filled with our Orange Creamsicle Smoothie recipe

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.

Pouring Orange Creamsicle Smoothies from a blender into glasses
Two geometric glasses filled with our Orange Creamsicle Smoothie recipe

We hope you LOVE this smoothie! It’s:

Citrusy
Tart-sweet
Creamy
Refreshing
& 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.

More Smoothie Recipes

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Grabbing a glass of our Orange Creamsiscle Smoothie recipe

Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

A healthier take on a creamsicle smoothie with frozen blood orange segments, creamy coconut milk, collagen for a boost of protein, and citrusy lime juice. Just 5 ingredients required!
Author Minimalist Baker
Print
Top down shot of two glasses of Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothies topped with coconut milk and lime slices
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 (Smoothie)
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 24 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Video

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.
*Inspired by The Whole Journey.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 servings Calories: 221 Carbohydrates: 31.6 g Protein: 14.1 g Fat: 5.8 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 109 mg Potassium: 538 mg Fiber: 5.4 g Sugar: 25 g Vitamin A: 807.56 IU Vitamin C: 136.54 mg Calcium: 82.42 mg Iron: 0.74 mg

Did You Make This Recipe?

Tag @minimalistbaker on Instagram and hashtag it #minimalistbaker so we can see all the deliciousness!

If you love this recipe...

Get Our Fan Favorites eBook Here!

Reader Interactions

Leave a Comment & Rating!

Have a question? Use ctrl+f or ⌘+f on your computer or the "find on page" function on your phone browser to search existing comments! Need help? Check out this tutorial!

  1. Gretchen Erickson says

    Delicious, such a a treat! Used collagen and after tasting, added vanilla protein powder for a little boost of flavor. Would definitely recommend the vanilla protein powder if you have on hand. Lime adds such a lovely twist here.

  2. Mia says

    I love this smoothie! It is such a nice, unique change of pace from my usual daily smoothies! And now I’m hooked on using frozen oranges! I made this smoothie twice in just a few days. I added about 1 tsp of vanilla per serving! It’s so creamy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Molly F says

    Blood orange is one of my all time favorite flavors! Love this recipe! For some reason I never froze orange segments for smoothies. This is my new go to. I added the lime and sea salt and a tiny splash of agave. Kind of an orange margarita smoothie. Thanks for the great recipes!

  4. Kate says

    Hey! By coconut milk do you mean the stuff you get in a carton (like soya milk, almond milk, oat milk etc) or the canned stuff? Thanks! Can’t wait to make – freezing my orange segments whilst I wait for a reply! ??

  5. Erin says

    Delicious! I used regular oranges because I couldn’t find blood oranges, and vegan vanilla protein powder and it came out great! My blender wasn’t up to the challenge of blending frozen orange segments, so I resorted to my food processor, which actually worked great. I’ll definitely keep in mind for when I can find blood oranges again.

  6. Kate says

    I used tangerines Instead ( I have SO many) and a full cup of coconut milk as I like a thin smoothie. It was fresh, light, tangy and so so satisfying! A great way to brighten up my morning.

      • Anna says

        Saw in a grocery shop today blood oranges and remembered this recipe. Never heard of collagen before but after researching what it’s good for, definitely will buy. Used chia seeds instead, no lime, added stevia. Came out very tasty!

  7. Caroline says

    I added chia seeds and 2 small strawberries- my beau and I think this is the most DELIGHTFUL thing we’ve ever had! A GREAT midday pick-me-up! Thank you, Dana. I just found your site and have already tried 3 recipes and bought the cookbook! GOLD. MINE.
    Changing kitchens one meal at a time! I appreciate you!

  8. Molly says

    I have been adding an orange to my smoothie for a couple of weeks and while it was still good, I wasn’t super pleased w the taste. What a goldmine to freeze the orange with all the other ingredients. Just drinking it now and it’s so, so good. Thank you! Creamsicles for life!!

  9. Rasha says

    Can’t wait to try this!!
    I have a question Dana, I’ve never met a collagen/ protein powder that I liked! I can always taste it. I know you say omit, but I don’t want to miss out on the creaminess factor. Can I use tocos instead?

    Thank you!

  10. Sylvie says

    This recipe is absolutely delicious, thank you for posting it! If you allow me to ask, where did you buy those beautiful glasses?