Blood Orange & Ginger Smoothie

Blood Orange & Ginger Smoothie

My name is Jo and I’m addicted to blood oranges! I’ve been getting them in my fruit/veg box every week since the beginning of the year and simply can’t get enough! They’ve been consumed by me pretty much daily as per “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” phrase only swapped an apple for blood orange lol. I can’t believe I went 39 years without them! Yes, that’s right, I have never had one before until this year!  Well, I’m definitely making up for it now. This Blood Orange & Ginger Smoothie is another way to enjoy this lovely fruit if (like me) you’ve already eaten shedload of them and fancy a bit of a change!

It really doesn’t get any quicker and easier than this smoothie! If you are a proud owner of one of the powerful nutri blenders like Nutribullet than definitely use it here. Unfortunately, I only have a good, old stick blender, which actually worked really well here. It even managed to process all of the ginger to a smooth puree. Result!

Blood Orange & Ginger Smoothie

I’ve married blood orange with really ripe banana for some added sweetness and fresh ginger for that bit of heat! Instead of cow’s milk or yoghurt I’ve used some oat milk which I love the taste of. If you can’t have dairy, it’s a delicious substitute too!

The quantities in this recipe serve one but are easily doubled. I haven’t used any additional sweetener as my oranges and banana provided enough sweetness for my liking. Feel free to add a touch of honey if you wish though. I’ve also added a spoonful of super seed mix for a bit of extra fibre and because I like it. 🙂

Blood Orange & Ginger Smoothie

Make sure that you peel your blood orange in a way to completely get rid of bitter, white pith! All you want to put in your smoothie is the gorgeous red flesh itself.  If you are not sure how to peel your orange properly and easily, take a look at this super easy step-by-step tutorial HERE.

Warming Blood Orange & Ginger Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving 250ml


  • 1 blood orange (peeled)
  • half a ripe banana
  • half thumb size piece of fresh ginger (peeled)
  • 100ml oat milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • Honey to taste (optional)
  • Super Seeds mix (optional)


  1. Peel the orange making sure you get rid of all the white pith.
  2. Put prepared orange in a blender together with half a banana, peeled ginger and oat milk.
  3. Blend together until nice and smooth.
  4. Taste and add some honey if required.
  5. Enjoy immediately as is or with sprinkle of some ground super seeds for extra nutritious boost!

If you are after some more breakfast ideas, why not try my delicious Strawberry Fields Overnight Oats or these super scrummy Breakfast Muffin Frittatas which are ideal if you need brekkie to go!

If you love blood oranges but would also like to use them in baking or desserts I can highly recommend this gorgeous Blood Orange & Chocolate Upside Down Cake by my blogging friend Angela from Only Crumbs Remain blog. Alternatively, if you want something super quick and easy try this Blood Orange Posset by lovely Jacqui from Recipes Made Easy which is simply to die for! I can vouch for both of these recipes as I’ve made them myself in the recent weeks and absolutely loved them!

Blood Orange & Ginger Smoothie

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  • Reply Monika Dabrowski

    A really nice flavour combination for a morning smoothie, the perfect breakfast in a glass! Thank you for bringing it to #CookBlogShare:)

    March 2, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Monika! 🙂 I’m glad you like it! Trying to make the best out of this gorgeous seasonal citrus! 🙂

      March 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    Ooh this sounds so delicious Jo – I’m so glad you said you made it with a stick blender too because like you we don’t have a fancy Nutribullet either! Though we have a few blood oranges in the fruit bowl ……!
    Thankyou too for mentioning our bloodorange upside down cake – that’s so lovely of you 🙂
    Angela x
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    March 5, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Angela and you are very welcome! 🙂 I absolutely loved your upside down cake and this smoothie post felt like a perfect place to mention it again lol I have been eating blood oranges for so many weeks now and love them but it makes such a nice change to put them to use in bakes, desserts and smoothies 🙂 xx

      March 6, 2018 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Jacqui

    Thank you for the mention Jo and I am so glad you liked the Blood Orange posset. I love the flavour of blood oranges so this smoothie is a must try for me.

    March 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      You’re very welcome Jacqui! Your posset recipe was fantastic. As much as I love eating blood oranges as they are, it is really nice to be able to put them to good use in baking and dessert making 🙂

      March 12, 2018 at 10:14 am

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