This delicious vegan blood orange berry smoothie has a whopping 17 grams of protein and 16 grams of fiber which are guaranteed to help you stay full until lunch time.
One of the seasonal fruits that I always get so excited about in the winter time are blood oranges! Not only are they gorgeous, but they have such a unique flavor that is different than any of the other varieties of oranges. I would say they have a bit of a berry flavor note which actually pairs really well with the berries in this blood orange berry smoothie.
Ingredients in this Blood Orange Berry Smoothie
Here’s what you’ll need to make this blood orange berry smoothie at home:
- Blood orange: You can use a regular navel orange here, but since blood oranges are in season, why not take advantage! They naturally have a hint of berry flavor that pairs well with the frozen berries in this smoothie.
- Frozen berries: Berries are loaded with cancer fighting antioxidants as well as fiber. I always try to keep a bag in the freezer to toss into smoothies like this one.
- Banana: Banana adds a bit of natural sweetness to this smoothie as well as some potassium and vitamin B6.
- Soy milk: I like to use unsweetened, plain soy milk in smoothies for the extra protein as most plant-based milks do not have very much protein.
- Spinach: Get in a serving of greens at breakfast by tossing in some fresh spinach. Baby spinach leaves puree well and you can’t taste them in the finished smoothie.
- Chia seeds (optional): Chia seeds are great way to bump up the protein and fiber in this smoothie. They are also source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid.
- Almond butter (optional): Nut butters like almond butter are another great way to add some healthy fats and protein to a smoothie. I thought almond butter paired well with the berry and orange in this smoothie.
Other blood orange berry smoothie add-in options:
- Plant-based protein powder: I am not a big fan of protein powders (they all taste gritty to me), but they would be a great optional add-in for this smoothie.
- Hemp hearts: If you prefer, you could add hemp hearts instead of or in addition to the chia seeds that I used. Hemp hearts are also a good source of heart healthy fats and have more iron than chia seeds.
- Plant-based yogurt: If you want to add some more creaminess to this smoothie, you could use 1/2 cup of soy milk and 1/2 cup yogurt instead of just soy milk in this smoothie.
Looking for more delicious smoothie recipes? Check out these!
- Lemon raspberry smoothie
- Pumpkin spice smoothie
- Blueberry cashew smoothie
- Grapefruit green smoothie
- Peanut butter mocha smoothie
- Blueberry oat smoothie
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Blood Orange Berry Smoothie
- 1 blender
- 1 blood orange peeled, seeds removed (can also use regular orange)
- 1 cup mixed frozen berries
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 cup soy milk
- Handful baby spinach
- Place all ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth. Makes about 3 cups.