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.
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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.
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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.
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Tricia B. says
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Thank you & I hope to be trying/tasting some of your recipes soon. I especially love your smoothie recipes!
Dietitian Debbie says
So glad you found me! 🙂