Superfood Sunshine Orange Smoothie

Brighten up your morning & boost your immune system with this superfood orange smoothie packed with ginger, goji berries, hemp seeds & citrus!

Superfood Sunshine Orange Smoothie

Happy almost new year! I don’t know about you, but I’m sure ready to start eating a little bit lighter and brighter. And of course, “healthy” in my book doesn’t mean bland and boring… quite the opposite.

Superfood Sunshine Orange Smoothie

In the middle of winter,* I find myself craving bright orange and red foods… so here’s a sunny smoothie I made to brighten up winter mornings and give my immune system a boost.

Orange Smoothie Ingredients

  • Oranges – Of course, oranges are essential here. Because winter is citrus season, I use lemons, limes, grapefruit, and oranges as much as I can. As an added bonus, they’re filled with immune-boosting Vitamin C.
  • Goji berries – These little pink berries are loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, and antioxidants, so they’re a great morning boost!
  • Bananas – Bananas are one of my favorite smoothie ingredients because of their creamy texture, but they also add potassium and staying power to this smoothie.
  • Almond milk – To thin, and for more creaminess.
  • Hemp Seeds – Not only do hemp seeds make this smoothie more thick and creamy, but they also add protein and healthy fats!
  • Ginger – Last but not least, ginger gives this smoothie a flavor kick. It’s good for digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties as well.

Combine them in a blender, and blend to creamy perfection! And if you want more superfood smoothie ideas, try this superfood smoothie bowl and these breakfast smoothies too!

Superfood Sunshine Orange Smoothie

Cheers to a healthy new year!

*Austin winter isn’t real winter, but I get cold anyhow.


Superfood Sunshine Orange Smoothie

 
This cheery orange smoothie is a great winter breakfast or snack! Vegan and gluten-free.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas (frozen, ideally)
  • ½ - ¾ cup original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • juice of 1 medium orange, plus some zest
  • 2 tablespoons goji berries
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger, or a splash of ginger juice
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds (optional)
  • Handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients and adjust to your liking.

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  1. Yum! I usually crave a trip to Florida during the winter and this smoothie seems like it’d definitely satisfy that craving! 🙂

  2. Power packed smoothies are a favorite of mine. They’re such a good way to get great nutrition and taste like a treat. This recipe looks delicious. I’ll be adding this to my repertoire!

  3. I like the spicy warmth of ginger in drinks;; maybe it could be my asian taste buds but ginger is main ingredient I could not live without.

    The combo of fruits you have used here will be a winner on the 1st of jan 2014 (if you know what i mean)

  4. dana from minimalistbaker.com
    12.30.2013

    Beautiful smoothies! John and I were thinking of you and Jack this week. Hope all is well in your world!

  5. Smoothies in the morning are great! I try to have one every day. This one looks beautiful.

  6. See now, if you lived in Miami, you’d miss out on cozy weather but we have your bright colors covered all year long. Looks beautiful.

    • jeanine
      01.01.2014

      ha, well I moved to Austin for exactly that reason, not quite as sunny as Miami, but a far far cry from Chicago winters 🙂

  7. Ashley G
    01.01.2014

    I just made this for New Year’s morning. It was the perfect thing to balance out the wine I drank last night!

    • jeanine
      01.01.2014

      ha, glad you liked it!

  8. I have a smoothie every morning but have yet to try this combination. It looks like summer in a glass. Yummy

  9. Eva from evaetsandra.com
    01.02.2014

    I discover your blog for the first time and I like it! Your pictures are very nice and your recipes looks so good!

  10. I’m not usually a smoothie in the winter time kind of girl, but this smoothie looks so good it might change my mind. And I love all things ginger!

  11. We are huge fans of Almond Breeze in this house! What a perfect way to use up all of those oranges we received for Christmas as well…what perfect timing!

    Happy New Year!

  12. Ashley from edibleperspective.com
    01.06.2014

    What a fun smoothie combo! I never add ginger to smoothies [only juice], but I’m loving the idea.

  13. Marie from latassefumante.com
    01.06.2014

    I just discovered your blog through Pinterest as I was in search for healthy yummy smoothies 🙂 Guess it is my lucky day ! Your recipes are creative and your photos are brilliant : you’ve got a new fan ! Wishing you a happy, healthy and yummy new year 🙂

    • jeanine
      01.07.2014

      Thanks Marie! Happy new year to you to – & welcome!

  14. Katrina
    01.07.2014

    Thank you for posting. This is a beautiful, healthy smoothie for the new year! I substituted chia seeds for hemp, which thickened it up a bit, and I gave it a squeeze of lemon for brightness. I’ll definitely be adding this one to my rotation! Goji berries in a smoothie? Genius! Stay warm, from -15 in Chicago.

    • jeanine
      01.07.2014

      thanks, so glad you liked it! Brave girl, making smoothies while it’s freezing out!

  15. Alethea
    01.08.2014

    great recipe!
    with the goji berries should they be soaked beforehand or do we just chuck them in the blender dry?

    • jeanine
      01.08.2014

      Hi Alethea – it worked for me either way in the Vitamix. If you have a regular blender, I would maybe soak them. (I’ll add that note into the recipe, thanks)

  16. Madeline from imupintheair.com
    01.08.2014

    OMG I want these right now! They look so good. I eat paleo so I am loving your site and all the pretty pictures. I want to try like 15 of your recipes already.

  17. Found you on bonbon break…This looks so yummy! I will definitely be trying it! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Jessica
    03.24.2014

    I just discovered your blog by your kale pesto recipe. Love your blog! Beautifully designed and your recipes are so easy to follow!

    • jeanine
      03.25.2014

      thanks – so glad to hear!

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