This healthy smoothie recipe with blood oranges is a prep-ahead, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, green and healthy smoothie that tastes so good it will please the whole family!
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About This Smoothie
The coconut water is a source of natural electrolytes, making this a great option for kids who need to replenish after sports practice.
Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to get additional vegetables into my family’s diet. And hey, quick breakfasts are a must, especially for little ones who need to eat shortly after waking. Combining the two just makes sense, doesn’t it?
Buying fresh, organic fruits and veggies in bulk and freezing them really helps to control costs and still allow us to eat organic about 90% of the time. We also find large bags of frozen organic fruits are on sale often, so the freezer section has become our friend when looking for smoothie ingredients.
This healthy smoothie recipe makes 3-4, 8-ounce servings and delivers healthy doses of filling fiber, protein, Omega 3’s, and naturally occurring electrolytes.
If you’re eating clean and green, this is a wonderful addition to your meal plan. And because so much of this is frozen, you can measure and prep bags to grab and dump in the blender quickly. Who doesn’t love that?
Protein Powder that Doesn’t Taste Like Chemicals
First, let me say that this is not sponsored, I just love, love, love this protein powder. It’s organic and vegan, and also dairy-, gluten-, GMO-, soy-, and lactose-free.
The best part is that it doesn’t taste like chemicals, and that’s one of the biggest reasons why we’ve used it for more than 3 years. If you’re looking to add a protein powder, this is a great non-whey option.
- 1/4 frozen banana
- 3 whole frozen strawberries
- 2 cups frozen spinach
- 1/2-1 orange (medium-size – we choose blood oranges when we can find them)
- 1 cup unflavored coconut water; can use plain water
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
Let the Blender Do The Work
Add the frozen ingredients into your blender first and top with the rest. Give it a mix on your ‘make mommy a margarita’ or ice crusher setting. After you are certain you like the consistency (adjust by adding coconut or filtered water), dump it into a cup and enjoy. I pour my daughter a cup and fill a few miniature pop molds to pop in the freezer for desserts later in the week.
To make it for myself, I add an additional 1/4 cup of water and my protein powder to the rest of the smoothie in the blender. After a quick pulse, I get 8-10 ounces of an energizing, filling smoothie.
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Over to You
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