Orange Smoothie

April 6, 2011 by Ali

Indeed. ORANGE is the third color in the rainbow for “Smoothie Week” this week at Gimme Some Oven.

I’ve actually already posted two of my favorite orange smoothie recipes on the blog over the past year — my beloved pineapple orange banana smoothie and a fresh orange smoothie (a la Orange Julius). But today I wanted to present another favorite.

Basically, this is a pure orange smoothie — lots of oranges (you can use pretty much whatever kinds you love), no dairy (milk, yogurt, etc.), and a special extra kick of ginger! Oh my goodness. If you don’t usually put ginger in your smoothies, you must give it a try. Definitely one of my favorite little additions, and it’s healthy too!

So cheers to orange smoothies of all kinds!

Orange Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 3-5 cups


  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled (or 1 small can of mandarin oranges, drained)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (or any juice)
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger


Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and well-combined.

Ali’s Tip:

To make this creamier, feel free to sub in milk or yogurt for the orange juice.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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5 thoughts on “Orange Smoothie

  1. Looks very refreshing :-)

    - Joanna goes vegan

  2. I’ve been loving all your colorful smoothies; not only do they sound delicious, but they look divine as well!

    - CaSaundra

  3. This looks soooo good! I love the addition of the ginger. :)

    - Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels