Orange Smoothie 3 Ways – Cookin’ with Mima


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There is nothing better than enjoying a homemade smoothie on a hot day! Here’s how you can make thirst quenching Orange Smoothie 3 Ways with simple wholesome ingredients.

Three glasses of orange juice slushies.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida’s Natural Orange Juice. All opinions are 100% my own.

Now that the weather is warming up, I’m excited to share these three delicious varieties of orange smoothies to make at home – Pineapple Orange, Tropical Orange and Peach N’ Orange. I wanted to create a fun and simple recipe using the kids’ favorite fruits, so we could get in the habit of making smoothies this summer.

To change things up, we loaded up our smoothies with Florida’s Natural Orange Juice. Did you know that one 8-ounce glass of Florida’s Natural Orange Juice provides nearly two servings of whole fruit and your daily recommended dose of vitamin C? Yup! Just one of these smoothies uses 3/4 cup of orange juice, so with just one drink you’re close to meeting the daily recommended dose!

Florida’s Natural orange juice is also made from just one simple ingredient — Florida oranges! There are no artificial flavors or ingredients, and no water, sugar or preservatives are added to the juice. This way the smoothies are naturally bursting with fresh citrus flavor.

Plus, these drinks are naturally gluten and dairy-free, making it the perfect crowd-pleasing drink. Especially for kids!

Why You’ll Love these Smoothies

  • They’re easy! These smoothies are easy and quickly made in the blender. No fancy equipment needed.
  • They’re super tasty. Florida’s Natural orange juice is made from one simple ingredient – Florida’s oranges – giving it a straight-from-the-grove taste.
  • They are customizable. Down below I have three ways of making these orange smoothies, but you know how kids are — one day like something, and then they next they’ve changed their mind. So, you can simply substitute the ingredients in order to keep everyone happy.

How to Make Orange Smoothies 3 Ways

  • Depending on which smoothie you make, place the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more or less ice and orange juice, depending on you preferred consistency.
  • Pour into a cup and garnish with mint or fruit chunks related to the drink and serve.

What You’ll Need

For the Base:

  • Florida’s Natural No Pulp Orange Juice — packed with Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and more.
  • Honey — to round out the fruit flavors
  • Ice cubes — optional, but it helps add some consistency and keeps the smoothie cold.
  • Pineapple — I used pineapple in all the smoothies because it goes so well with orange juice.
Ingredients needed to make a pineapple slushie.

Pineapple Orange Smoothie

  • For this smoothie, I used frozen pineapple chunks, orange juice, honey, and ice cubes.
Pineapple slushie inside of a blender to be blended up.
  • Blend everything together until smooth. Garnish with some pineapple chunks and mint leaves.
Pineapple slushie in a tall glass.

Tropical Orange Smoothie

  • For the tropical smoothie, I chose a frozen fruit mix that had a variety of tropical fruits like mangos and pineapple. I also added a scoop of frozen dragon fruit for a pop of color, along with honey and Florida’s Natural Orange Juice for the liquid base.
  • Blend everything together until smooth. In a glass, add a scoop of frozen dragon fruit on the bottom, pour in the smoothie then top with pieces of mango and additional dragon fruit. Garnish with mint leaves to add an extra pop of color!
A tall glass of tropical smoothie made with orange juice.

For the Peach N’ Orange Smoothie

  • For this version of smoothie, I added pineapple chunks, frozen peaches, honey and orange juice for the liquid base. I also used grenadine syrup for an additional touch of color and flavor.
Peach N' Orange slushie ingredients inside of a blender.
  • Add the ingredients into the blender, except for the grenadine syrup, into the blender and blend until smooth. Add a drizzle of grenadine syrup to the base of the cup and then pour in the smoothie. Garnish with fresh slices of peach and mint.
Peach N' Orange slushie in a tall glass.

Tips and Notes

  • Feel free to adjust the honey to suit your taste.
  • Want these to be extra cold? Grab your smoothie cups and fill them with ice then cold water. Put it in the freezer for 5-7 minutes. You now have frosted cups for smoothies.
  • You can garnish these drinks with a variety of fresh herbs and fruits as an easy way to get your kids to eat a bit of extra fruit!
Three different slushies on a counter with a box of orange juice.

FAQs

Can I make these ahead of time and store in the fridge?

I suggest you enjoy these as soon as possible! As smoothies sit for longer periods of time, they separate.

Can I make these ahead of time for the freezer?

You definitely can! You can make them ahead of time two ways. Add everything you need to make a smoothie into a freezer safe bag and freeze it. When ready, transfer the contents directly from frozen into your blender and blend until ready. You can also freeze the smoothies after you’ve blended it up and pull it out of the freezer and enjoy as it thaws.

Can I use fresh fruit?

If you use fresh fruit to blend, your smoothies won’t have the same texture. You can always flash freeze your fresh fruit for 2 to 3 hours before blending- to give the smoothies give them the smoothie a thicker texture.

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Three glasses of orange juice slushies.

Orange Smoothie 3 Ways

There is nothing better than enjoying a homemade smoothie on a hot day! Here’s how you can make an Orange Smoothie 3 Ways with simple wholesome ingredients.

Prep Time 4 mins

Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients

Pineapple Orange Smoothie

Instructions

  • Depending on which smoothie you make, place the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more or less ice and orange juice, depending on your preferred consistency.

  • Pour into a cup and garnish with mint or fruit and serve.

Notes

  • Feel free to adjust the honey to suit your taste.
  • Want these to be extra cold? Grab your smoothie cups and fill them with ice then
    cold water. Put it in the freezer for 5-7 minutes. You now have frosted cups for
    the smoothies!
  • You can garnish these drinks with a variety of fresh herbs and fruits as an easy
    way to get your kids to eat more fruit!

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 657mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Vitamin C: 211mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg






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