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.


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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. 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!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. 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!

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