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!
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. 🙂
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.
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!
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