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Creamy Orange Smoothie Recipe

This creamy orange smoothie is perfect for those days when you need a quick pick-me-up. It’s delicious, nutritious, and super easy to make.

You can also make a smoothie bowl by adding more of the solid and semi-solid ingredients. Scoop it into a bowl, add some fruit and something crunchy, and you have a delicious smoothie bowl.

I sometimes get asked about juicing vs. smoothies. I prefer smoothies because you get the whole fruit rather than just the juice. I don’t want to leave any of the goodness out of my drink!

Refreshing and Easy Orange Smoothie with Yogurt

Glass of orange smoothie with a slice of orange

This smoothie is obviously delicious in the warmer months. However, I like smoothies year-round—especially in the afternoon when I need energy.

It’s easy to make a healthy smoothie. All you have to do is add nutritious ingredients and blend them together. Then you have a smoothie that gives you energy and the nutrients your body requires for good health.

Creamy Orange Smoothie Ingredients

You don’t need much to make the basic orange smoothie. In fact, all you need are orange juice, vanilla yogurt, and ice.

Vanilla yogurt, orange juice, and crushed ice

You can add other ingredients. For example, a banana adds nutrition and makes it even smoother.

Or you can add avocado. However, doing this changes the color and makes it appear less appetizing.

Another thing you can do is add carrots. But it’s difficult to completely blend the carrot, and you’re likely to wind up with chunks or slivers.

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

How to Make Creamy Orange Smoothies

Pour all of the ingredients into your blender and turn it on. Since I use a lot of ice, I like to start on a low speed and work my way up to high.

Ingredients in a blender

The longer you blend it the smoother it will be. In fact, I typically blend mine for at least 30 seconds.

That might not seem like a long time. But when you know what you’re about to drink, it seems like forever.

Frozen drink with a slice of fruit

Best Blender for Frozen Fruit Smoothies

Any blender that crushes all of the frozen ingredients and blends them into a smooth consistency is good. I use 3 different blenders–Hamilton Beach personal blender that is perfect for single servings, a NutriBullet that’s great for 2 medium-sized servings, and a KitchenAid blender for larger amounts. They all work well.

If you want to make smoothies while you’re on vacation, you need a blender that doesn’t take up too much space. I’ve found that my personal blender is the best travel blender for smoothies.

Can You Make a Smoothie in a Food Processor?

Yes, you absolutely can use a food processor to make smoothies. I’ve found that the best way to do this is to add the solid and frozen ingredients first. Process them and then add the liquid.

Based on my experience, a food processor does a good job of making smoothies. As you would in a blender, only partially fill the bowl, or you’ll wind up with a big mess that still has big chunks of solids.

More Smoothie Recipes

I make quite a few different types of these semi-frozen concoctions. For a filling and nutritious breakfast, you might like this coffee smoothie.

Another one I like is this berry smoothie. The bright color is cheerful, and the flavor is so rich you’ll feel like you’re drinking something from an exclusive juice bar.

When I’m in the mood for lemonade, I make this lemonade smoothie. It gives me the same wonderful tart flavor with extra deliciousness and texture.

There are a couple of smoothies that I consider seasonal, although there is absolutely no reason you can’t have them year-round.

During the summer when watermelon is plentiful and cheap, you can make a huge batch of these watermelon smoothies. They are so refreshing!

As the temperature starts to drop in the fall, your taste buds will thank you for these pumpkin pie smoothies. They’ll get you in the mood for the holidays very quickly.

Even More Recipes

Sometimes I make smoothies to enjoy without any distractions. But other times, I like to have them with some of my favorite foods.

They go really well with this delicious broccoli slaw and this down-home oven-fried chicken.

I’m a big seafood lover. That’s why this pecan-crusted fish sends my senses into orbit (in a good way)!

When I want something different, I enjoy this Parmesan pesto tilapia. I was inspired to make it after having the pesto chicken from the Back to My Southern Roots blog.

See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck, Meal Plan Monday, and Full Plate Thursday.

Glass of orange smoothie

Creamy Orange Smoothie

Yield: 2 drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A delicious orange smoothie is perfect when you need refreshment.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup of crushed ice (or 1-1/2 cups of ice cubes)
  • Slices of orange for garnish (optional)

Instructions

    1. Put all of the ingredients in your blender and turn it on.
    2. Start the blender on a low speed and work your way up to high. Run it until all of the ingredients are smooth and well blended.
    3. Pour into glasses and garnish with a slice of orange or your favorite fruit.
    4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can also add a banana for an ultra smooth smoothie and more nutrition.
  • If you want a sweeter smoothie, add a tablespoon of honey, sugar, or your favorite sweetener.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 309Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 11mgSodium 153mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 1gSugar 53gProtein 13g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Marilyn

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

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Natasha Mairs

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

This looks so nice and so easy to make. pinning it

southernhomeexpress

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Hi Natasha! Yes, it is so easy and super delicious! I hope you enjoy it!

Miz Helen

Thursday 4th of June 2020

Congratulations, your Creamy Orange Smoothie is featured on Full Plate Thursday,487 this week. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and please come back soon! Miz Helen

southernhomeexpress

Thursday 4th of June 2020

Thank you so much, Miz Helen! It's such an honor to be featured on your blog!

frugal hausfrau

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

I LOVE creamy/orange combos so I know I'd love this!! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday this week!

Mollie

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