Blood Orange Frozen Berry Smoothie, a simple smoothie recipe featuring winter citrus, frozen berries, leafy greens, and chia seeds. Let’s celebrate citrus season!
It’s blood orange season! It’s that bright time of winter when we see the citrus start flooding into the markets. Which means it’s time to celebrate citrus season with a bright and tasty smoothie.
Blood oranges are a gift this time of year, when the markets are bare from winter and we are knee-deep in root vegetables and squash. This simple Blood Orange Frozen Berry Smoothie turns winter around and features some of the best and brightest that the cold weather harvests have to offer.
A key ingredient in this winter smoothie recipe is frozen berries, which add a burst of summer flavor. Frozen fruits and vegetables are a great option for winter because the fresh berries in stores are likely shipped from very far away (unless you live in a warm climate) and are not at their peak freshness. Freezing summer berries means you can enjoy them year round and they’re great for smoothies!
Are you ready for this simple 5-ingredient Blood Orange Frozen Berry Smoothie recipe? Let’s do it!
How to make Blood Orange Frozen Berry Smoothie
First, peel your blood orange and separate orange slices, removing seeds. Then add the blood oranges slices to a blender or food processor with frozen berries, leafy greens like kale or spinach, a bit of orange juice, a tablespoon or two of chia seeds to thicken, and a few ice cubes.
Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding more ice cubes or juice until you reach your desired smoothie consistency. You can also add in additional ingredients to bulk up the smoothie and make a more balanced mini-meal, like oats, protein powder, and nut butter.
Finally, pour the smoothie into a glass or a bowl and top with hemp or chia seeds, freeze dried fruit, or coconut flakes. A delicious and healthy winter fruit treat!
Blood Orange Frozen Berry Smoothie: Tips, tricks, and tools
This blood orange and frozen berry smoothie recipe is super simple and only have five ingredients, but there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind to make preparation even easier:
- Use frozen berries: berries are a summer seasonal fruit, so unless you live in a warm climate the fresh berries you find in the stores are likely shipped from far away and may not be at their peak taste
- Make it a bowl: make this blood orange smoothie into a bowl by adding dried hemp or chia seeds, coconut flakes, bee pollen, or other dried toppings that are available in winter
- Make it a meal: make this smoothie more filling (and more nutritious!) by adding oats, a protein like yogurt or protein powder, and a healthy fat like a nut butter to round out the meal
Recommended tools: a blender or food processor is necessary to make this smoothie recipe
I hope you enjoy this Blood Orange Frozen Berry Smoothie, it’s:
- a perfect way to take advantage of blood orange season
- uses only winter or frozen produce, which makes is a sustainable choice
- full of antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the body and boost immunity in winter months
Did you make this Blood Orange Frozen Berry Smoothie? Leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let us know how it turned out. Save this winter smoothie recipe for later by pinning to your favorite smoothie Pinterest board and make sure to tag me on Fork in the Road’s Instagram to show me your smoothie creations!
Blood Orange Frozen Berry Smoothie, a simple smoothie recipe featuring winter citrus, frozen berries, leafy greens, and chia seeds. Let's celebrate citrus season!
- 1 blood orange, peeled
- 1/2 cup frozen berries (blackberries, blueberries, etc.)
- 1/2 cup leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc.)
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Optional: protein powder, matcha, adaptogens, seeds, etc.
- Combine blood orange, frozen berries, leafy greens, orange juice, chia seeds, and ice cubes in a blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth, pour in a glass, and enjoy.
- Notes: Make it a bowl! Use this Blood Orange Frozen Berry Smoothie recipe as the foundation for your next smoothie bowl. Top with colorful winter superfoods such as hemp seeds, sprinkled chia seeds, or freeze dried fruit. Make it a meal by making this smoothie recipe more filling by adding oats, chia, or a protein like yogurt or protein powder, along with healthy fat such as nut butter.
- Tools Needed: blender, food processor
- Leftovers and Storage: store any smoothie leftovers in the freezer and pull out for breakfast or before or after exercise
- Nutrition notes: nutrition information calculated without optional add-ins.
Serving Size:1 smoothie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 12gSugar: 20gProtein: 8g