If you want to drink the sunshine, I suggest you start your day with this Strawberry Orange Smoothie. This 3-ingredient smoothie takes just 5 minutes to make, and is packed full of vitamins and a whole lot of happiness.
I have to admit, I go through smoothie phases. But I also have to admit that they are the quickest and easiest morning breakfast, midday snack, afternoon drink you can make. Plus they’re fresh and full of nutrition.
I particularly love this Strawberry Orange Smoothie because of the extremely simple ingredient list, just three ingredients you guys, all fruits, no dairy. And how can that color not make you happy?
How to make Strawberry Orange Smoothies
Ingredients for strawberry banana orange smoothies
Let me repeat myself, this smoothie is made with just 3 simple ingredients:
- Strawberry – I use 1 cup of frozen strawberries. You can use fresh strawberries but I prefer frozen to keep the smoothie ice cold without having to add ice.
- Banana – I use 1 frozen banana. Whenever I have extra bananas that have gone a bit brown, I peel them and keep them in the freezer for this exact purpose. You can use fresh banana, or freeze it the night before so you don’t have to add ice to your smoothie.
- Orange – I use 1 large navel orange, peeled and diced into smaller wedges for easy blending. You can use any type of oranges or tangerines. If you’re using smaller tangerines, use about 3 of them.
➤ Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Serve as a smoothie bowl with optional toppings or in a cup. Add more orange or additional orange juice if you want your smoothie to be thinner.
Can I use orange juice instead of fresh orange in this smoothie?
Sure, you can use orange juice instead of whole orange. One large orange will yield about ⅓ to ½ cup of juice, so substitute between ⅓ – ½ cup of orange juice. Adjust the amount of liquid to get the consistency you want.
I don’t like bananas, what can I replace it with?
I like adding bananas to all of my smoothies for a creamier consistency and added sweetness. But if you don’t like bananas, you can use more strawberries instead or add pineapple for a tropical punch and sweetness.
Make sure to taste your smoothie before serving to see if you need to add a little bit of honey or maple syrup to make it sweeter to your taste. I usually don’t use added sweetener but you may need to if you’re skipping out on the banana to tame the tartness of the other fruits.
Toppings for smoothie bowl
Garnishing is optional, but a great way to add even more fresh fruits and extra nutrition to your smoothie bowls:
- Use fresh fruits like sliced oranges and strawberries to enhance the smoothie flavor.
- Add toasted and crushed nuts or granola for crunch.
Tips for the best strawberry and orange smoothie
Customizing smoothies to your exact preference is super easy.
- Add or subtract ingredients as you please, there is no right or wrong here when it comes to smoothie making.
- Use ripe bananas for even sweeter smoothies and skip the added sweetener. Bananas also add a creamy consistency and taste to your smoothies, so I highly recommend it unless you absolutely hate bananas.
- I always use a mix of frozen and fresh fruits when making smoothies so my blender doesn’t have a hard time blending. With this smoothie, the orange should not be frozen as this is the source of liquid in this recipe. If you need even more liquid, add a more orange or orange juice.
- If you don’t have any frozen fruits, throw some ice in the blender with your ingredients and blend it up like a slushy to make it cold.
Making ahead and storing
You can prepare some portions of this smoothie ahead of time by cutting up the strawberries and bananas and freezing in ziploc bags in 1 serving portions. The orange, I recommend peeling right when you’re making the smoothie or you’ll need to keep it refrigerated.
It is always best to consume freshly made smoothies right away but if you end up making too much, store leftovers in the fridge for the day or freeze it for a couple of weeks. Just take out frozen smoothie from the freezer, thaw and enjoy.
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If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, send me a photo, rate it and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!
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Strawberry Orange Smoothie
- 1 banana (frozen)
- 1 cup strawberry (frozen)
- 1 orange (peel and slice into 8)
- Orange slices
- Crushed pistachio
- Add ingredients for the smoothie into the blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Use additional orange or orange juice for a thinner smoothie.
- Transfer to a bowl or a tall glass. Garnish with toppings if making a smoothie bowl.
- Serve immediately.
- You can substitute the whole orange with ⅓ to ½ cup of orange juice. Use more as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
- If you don’t like bananas, omit and increase the amount of strawberries to 1 ½ - 2 cups. Or replace it with another fruit like pineapple.
- Add honey or maple syrup to sweeten if necessary, especially if you’re not using banana.
- If you don’t have frozen fruits, add a handful of ice to the blender so you get an iced cold smoothie.
This post was originally published on 7/2/2017. The recipe has been updated and republished on 8/20/2020.