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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.

Refreshing and Easy Orange Smoothie

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.

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

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.

Yield: 2 drinks

Creamy Orange Smoothie

Glass of orange smoothie

A delicious orange smoothie is perfect when you need refreshment.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 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)


    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!


  • 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



Serving Size


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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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


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


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!