This blood orange banana smoothie is such a pretty shade of pink and contains tons of antioxidants and vitamin C. A great way to start your day and stay healthy this winter!
This is the time of year when one of my favorite fruits appears…the blood orange. I love all the citrus fruits available in the winter months, but there’s just something extra special about blood oranges.
There’s just something so neat about them…they look fairly normal on the outside, but slice them open, and you see their gorgeous ruby red flesh. I love the flavor – it’s sweet and slightly less acidic than other varieties of oranges. And when you add the juice to this blood orange banana smoothie, it makes the prettiest pink shade. Just right for Valentine’s Day!
Of course if you can’t find blood oranges in your area, you can substitute any variety of orange that you like. And if you can find them, and haven’t tried them yet, you should grab some the next time you’re out! I think you’ll love them.
As you may have guessed by looking at their rich color, blood oranges contain a lot of antioxidants. Just like all red and blue fruits and vegetables, blood oranges contain anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that are thought to have a protective role in preventing cancer. Blood oranges also have a very high amount of vitamin C, as do the strawberries in this smoothie.
This particular combination of fruits tastes amazing and gives you a lot of antioxidants, too!
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Blood Orange Banana Smoothie.
A vibrant and healthy blood orange banana smoothie is a lovely way to start your day!
- 1 banana sliced and frozen
- 3/4 cup frozen peaches
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 3 blood oranges juiced
- Place the banana slices, peaches, and strawberries in a blender. Let sit for about 10 minutes to thaw slightly.
- Add the freshly squeezed blood orange juice. Blend on high speed until smooth.
- Drink immediately.
Do you like blood oranges? What’s your favorite way to enjoy them?