Add a bit of sunshine to your day with this bright and fruity Strawberry Orange Ginger Smoothie! Blended up whole fruit makes for a nutrient packed drink that’s filling, refreshing and naturally sweetened!
Citrusy Ginger Smoothie Recipe
I don’t know about you, but with the warmer weather finally rolling in, I’m ready to board the smoothie train! So what’s to love about this particular smoothie?
✔️It’s a simple, healthy and delicious way to infuse a little more nutrition into your diet!
✔️It’s made with whole fruit so you get all the fiber and nutrients along with the natural fruit sweetness.
✔️No need for ice to thicken things up or cool things down thanks to the frozen berries.
✔️It’s tasty and refreshing!
- Strawberry: Use frozen strawberry in place of ice cubes. Real fruit adds more flavor and creates an extra creamy texture!
- Orange: Peel and remove seeds if needed. Whole orange = extra fiber and nutrition.
- Banana: Banana adds a creamy texture and a mellow sweetness that helps to balance out the more tangy, zesty citrus flavors present. For an even sweeter smoothie use overripe banana.
- Ginger: Fresh ginger root is not only delicious, but it’s filled with so many health benefits to support your immune system. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate a little extra ginger goodness and anti-inflammatory properties into your daily diet.
- Milk: Feel free to use your milk of choice – dairy or non dairy. I often use unsweetened almond milk, but it’s up to you! If you’d like to add a little sweetness, you can try a sweetened vanilla or strawberry milk.
Smoothie Substitutions and Additions
- Fresh strawberries instead of frozen:
- You may want to add a small handful of ice if you use fresh berries to cool things down. Keep in mind your smoothie won’t be quite as thick with fresh, unfrozen fruit.
- Other berries or fruit instead of strawberry.
- You can swap out all the strawberry for other berries altogether or use a mix of berries. Alternatively, you could try this with more tropical flavors like pineapple or mango!
- Frozen banana instead of fresh:
- Orange juices instead of fresh orange:
- Use 1/3 cup (80ml) orange juice to get a similar amount of fresh juice. Without the added flesh and pith the smoothie won’t be as thick, but it will be even sweeter.
- Protein Powder:
- For extra protein, add a scoop of your favorite complimentary powder.
- If you don’t mind the dairy, greek yogurt and plain yogurt will pack in some extra protein and create a creamier texture. Vanilla or strawberry yoghurt will compliment the other flavors, but plain is also a great choice!
- Nuts and/or seeds:
- Flax seeds, chia seeds and/or hemp seeds will add a little more dietary fiber and healthy fat and thickness.
- More Citrus Fruit:
- Add a couple tablespoons of fresh lemon juice or lime juice! This is an especially useful addition if you’re not crazy about the flavor of banana.
- Rolled Oats:
- Rolled oats will add fibre, protein and a few extra carbs. This is great if you’re in need of a more filling drink or snack. Just make sure to ensure that you’re using certified gluten free oats if you’re gluten intolerant!
If you try this Citrusy Ginger Smoothie, don’t forget to rate and leave a comment below. I always appreciate the feedback – especially when you share what changes you may have made. It also helps future readers who are thinking of making the recipe!
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (150g)
- 1 banana
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
- 1/2 cup milk, dairy or non dairy (120ml)
- Add everything to a high-powered blender and blitz on high for about 45-60 seconds or until thick and smooth. For thicker smoothie, you can add a small handful of ice or extra berries. For a thinner smoothie, add more milk.
I doubled the recipe for the pictures taken above.