Overview

This orange smoothie recipe is easy to make, and the consistency is super creamy and orangy. Enjoy this raw orange smoothie recipe when you're craving a creamsicle! A blender is required.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    1 serving
  • Yield

    1 large smoothie
  • Shelf Life

    Consume immediately
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Get your orange zest off an orange before you peel it. The easiest way to get fresh orange zest is to simply use a clean orange peeler to shave a bit of orange peel off. Collect 1 tbsp's worth.
  • 2. Peel your oranges well using a knife. Cut off most of the white rind so that you just have nice, glistening oranges with very little white rind left.
  • 3. Add all ingredients to your high-speed blender.
  • 4. Blend well.
  • 5. Enjoy your raw orange smoothie!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw orange smoothie recipe - I was craving a creamy orange smoothie today for some reason. Not sure why! So I put my thinking cap on about what would make this smoothie burst with orange flavour - while at the same time being super smooth and creamy. And here's what I came up with!

It's very easy to make, and the consistency is super creamy and orangy. Note: This is best made with a high-speed blender since oranges can be difficult to get to a smooth consistency in a standard blender due to their fibrous consistency.

Enjoy this raw orange smoothie recipe when you're craving a creamsicle! This recipe makes one serving -- perfect for a snack or dessert.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Sodium.
  • This recipe provides you with 100% of your daily Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, and Riboflavin.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Calcium, and Iron.

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Hi Illie, one of the greatest weight loss tips is to eat MORE healthy stuff first.    So find some tasty healthy food that you LOVE. For me, it started with fresh fruit, like grapes, blueberries and fresh strawberries.  :)  Focus on GOOD healthy stuff. That is the first step.

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I tried a raw food diet some years ago. It seemed quite boring eating fruit and salad all the time. Thank goodness I came across your web site :) Your recipes look extra yummy. I feel quite positive in eating raw again. .There are so many health benefits. I need to lose weight, what would you suggest? Thanks.

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Hi again Vlpanfried - strange. Perhaps your dried coconut is different than mine? That really is my photo so I was able to get it to work with my set-up and following the directions as written :)

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I have type 2 diabetes. Is this smoothie okay or do you have better smoothies for someone like me? I'm starting out 75% raw right now

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Hi Jennifer, I cannot advise you on what smoothies/recipes would be best for you. Perhaps a dietician or doctor?

Good for you for going 75% raw - that's a good goal. :)

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Yum! I added a tablespoon of vanilla and it tastes like an orange creamsicle!

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Nice addition Christine!

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I am new to raw food. I like smoothies for breakfast but all day is a bit much? Am I allowed to eat salads on my 7 week start

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Hi! Try a different meal plan! I agree smoothies all day is a bit too much for me too. Try the 7 day rawkin challenge :)

("stop" the current plan - and on main screen select a different one)

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Soooo good! I blended with frozen bananas and threw everything in the ice cream maker. Amazing!

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This would be awesome in an ice cream maker for sure!

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Do you think you can add milk or different milks instead of juice?

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Hi Wen,

Yes, but it won't be as orangey :)

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this is surely creamy orange-y & very delicious! A favorite non-green smoothie!

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Thanks, Rebecca!

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I don't own a blender, how else can I make this recipe?

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Hi Marina, short answer: you can't :) Best to get a blender if you can. An inexpensive one :)

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Many thanks , for sharing your wonderful recipes : ) answer to Marina ,I have a nutri bullet and a high speed blender. ( optimum ) both are brilliant . The blender for large volume blending ,nut milks and butters ,smoothies.however for smaller quanities my nutri bullet does an amazing job of blending including kale to a smooth consistency. Hopes this helps.

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Thanks for sharing, Karen. :)

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The orange zest really makes the difference-yum!

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So glad you enjoyed Michelle :)

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This was so delicious! loved it! Your orange smoothie is on my make-this-again list :-)

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:) Vani

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What is orange zest and what is meant by tablespoon of it?

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Rakesh, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) equals 3 teaspoons. 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml :-)

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xox Vani

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Hi Rakesh,

Orange zest is simply the peel of an orange. So you can just take some of the peel and use it in the recipe. This gives a more "orangey" flavor :)

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Wow! Yum! Do you think this recipe would be good to pour into ice lolly holders and freeze for the children?

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Hi Jose,

Yes, definitely, I think it would be perfect to freeze as creamsicles!

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Delicious recipe whole family loved it!
Its been re named as " orage-ade" at our home
Great afternoon tea, loads of vitamins fibre,energy and taste!
Thank you great way for kids to get fruit in!

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Orange-ade - love it Gym Mum!

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Hi,
I love the idea of the raw smoothies but are you able to recommend something I can use to substitue bananas? I hate banana and avocado isnt an option either (I dont have them in the house becuase they are so toxic to my parrot) and mangoes are not a year round option.

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I too do not like bananas and would love to know if you have found anything to substitute bananas for? Thanks :)

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Hi Terry -- maybe 3 peaches instead! could be expensive though :)

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I will definitely give this a try :) thanks so much for the tip! I love your website :)

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Thanks, Terry, I hope you enjoy!

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Hi Emily, in smoothies that call for a banana you can use 1 cup of strawberries instead. And if you want the added creaminess that bananas bring you could add some nuts (example cashews) or a large helping of hempseed hearts

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Delicious. My second rawtarian smoothie. Very nice.

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Awesome Juliane :)

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This was my favourite recipe! (Which is odd, because I'd take a chocolate smoothie over an orange one any day). So fresh and zingy! I made a few adjustments since I was on my last banana. I added 1/2 an avocado instead of the second banana and coconut oil. It tasted marvellous, and was so thick and decadent! I'll be using this recipe quite often I think :)

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Yum! Sounds deelish Emma. It's kinda creamsicle-y, which I like too :)

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Do you ever add any sort of protein or whey powder for added protein?

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Hi Jerri, I don't use powders, I use raw ingredients - especially hempseed hearts for extra plant-based protein :)

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Tried it this morn with a few pieces of pineapple to the mix. Yummie!

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Yum Debbie!

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I processed the coconut for nearly an hour. That photo has me salivating! But I give up, the coconut is still dry dry dry

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Hi again Vlpanfried - strange. Perhaps your dried coconut is different than mine? That really is my photo so I was able to get it to work with my set-up and following the directions as written :)

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Looks delicious. Just wondering what's the coconut oil for? Can I substitute it cos I don't have coconut oil on hand.

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Hi Kat, in this recipe you can omit the coconut oil

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Thanks. Saw coconut oil in supermarket and bought a small bottle! The smoothie was delicious!!

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Great, Kat! You'll definitely find that coconut oil comes in handy. I use it a lot in my recipes. (Usually I use it so that a recipe will harden when frozen or refrigerated)

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I made this last night and it was great but I would not add the orange zest next time. I did not care for that bitter bite that it imparts. I prefer the orange creamsickle taste of my youth. I added a little manuka honey as well to up the nutritional value and taste. Enjoy being raw, Kristine

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kristine! Honey would be a yummy addition.

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I tried a raw food diet some years ago. It seemed quite boring eating fruit and salad all the time. Thank goodness I came across your web site :) Your recipes look extra yummy. I feel quite positive in eating raw again. .There are so many health benefits. I need to lose weight, what would you suggest? Thanks.

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Hi Illie, one of the greatest weight loss tips is to eat MORE healthy stuff first.    So find some tasty healthy food that you LOVE. For me, it started with fresh fruit, like grapes, blueberries and fresh strawberries.  :)  Focus on GOOD healthy stuff. That is the first step.

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I made one of your breakfasts' this morning & for a mid-afternoon snack -- I'm going to be having THIS!!! Just to make it a lil less cals I'm only going to do 1 banana, 2 baby cuties & 1/2T coconut oil -- hope it turns out bc my taste buds are ready for the party! :)

Side effect of eating your food today? I'm buzzing with energy and I've been up since 4am!!! I like it! haha

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Angie :)

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Is that 1/2 cup orange juice as wellas the 2 oranges ? Why the 2 tablespoons?
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Jutta

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Hi Jutta, It is probably not necessary, but it just gives a slightly extra pop of orangy-goodness ;)

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Hi Laura-Jane! May I ask which model Vitamix blender you have?

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Sure - I wrote about it here :) http://www.therawtarian.com/vitamix

(I have a VM 5200)

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This would be awesome frozen is popsicle containers!

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Amen to that! Great idea :)

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instead of a banana use a cherimoya (chair ah Moi ah). They are creamy and custard like you can freeze it and put it in your smoothie. They are a wee bit expensive but OHHHHH so worth it. Beware once you have one you are going to want another! I have been craving one ever since my last! Also NOTE don't eat the seeds!
You should be able to find these at specialty food stores like Whole foods or something similar.

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I have never heard of these! Sounds good b/c I love custard!!!

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This makes my kitchen counters so messy, but it is so worth it. :)

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Love it Kiki!

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This is delicious. If this makes 2 servings and I drink half straight away, how long can I keep the other half in the fridge and still retain its goodness.

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I use to try all kinds of replacement meals to help me lose weight. A company called ideal shape has these plastic cups that have a lid and an ingenious "wisk" ball made out of stainless steel. Since I have been making smoothies, I pour all the finished product into one of these cups and take (usually 2 full cups full) to work with me. I refridgerate one of them for lunch and sip on the other all morning until gone, usually before 9. When you snap the lid shut you can shake it up and the "wisk" ball helps to keep it blended quite well. I think you can buy these cups from their website. just google ideal shape.

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Hi Anne, wow, this sounds like something I have to try! Very handy. Thank you for sharing!

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Not very long - I usually never store. Just drink it all in one day. Whatever you do, don't store in your blender - that's a bad habit to get into! :) Try pouring in separate glasses, covering in saran wrap. Then give a little stir with a spoon (or shake if you store them in mason jars) when you want to drink. This one might firm up a bit in fridge due to to coconut oil.

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Thanks a day is good I can never keep any of your recipes longer than a day they are just too yummy. Now I see you have an orange chia seed pudding can't wait to try that one.

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Yah, it's a good one too. You must like your citrus Maryanne :)

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WOW!! Never heard of anyone else allergic to bananas besides myself!! I will try the mango, thanks for the treat.

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When I was a little girl my dad would bring us orange sticks after a long truck driving trip. They were such a treat! Well, I love your orange smoothie. I, too use frozen bananas and vanilla, but this time I added some raw cacao powder. It tastes very much like the orange sticks he brought us. Thanks for the recipe and the memories!

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They do say smell/taste are very linked to memory. Thanks for sharing your lovely story - nice of your dad to bring a treat!

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My pleasure :)

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Wondering for this and other recipes that call for bananas I am allergic to bananas – severe hypoglycemic reaction to sugar alcohol.

What can I use in its place? I’m missing out on alot of great recipes.

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Oh man that sucks Andie!

OK. The tough thing with a banana allergy is that you can't always replace bananas with the same thing because they are used for different purposes depending on the recipe.

In general bananas do two things:

1. Sweeten (perfectly ripe bananas are crazy sweet)

2. Add creaminess

3. Bulk up a sweet recipe

So for sweetening only you could sub with dates.

So for creaminess you could sub with avocado.

For bulk - not sure what to suggest in general. depends on the recipe!

FOR THIS RECIPE:

Add 1 avocado + 1/2 cup dates instead of the bananas.

Hope helpful! Bye for now Andie

PS: Oh no! I bet you can't eat dates, huh?? Try without the dates - it might not be as sweet.

What can you use as a sweetener I wonder?

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Instead of the banana, use a mango... ;) ~N~

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Ah....... YUM!!! ;) Doll

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Sounds yummy! How many servings does it make? Also, do you juice your own oranges or buy bottled juice?

Thanks.

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it's always best and freshest when made from raw oranges. In my opinion, Doll

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2 servings

Best to juice your own but do what is most practical for you and your lifestyle

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Yum! I added a little almond milk, some vanilla, and a little stevia and my banana was frozen. It was a little orange-creamcicle-ish! Thanks for another good one!

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Yummers!

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This looks amazing! I have to admit, I'm a little confused though - why do you need an additional 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of OJ? Does this have to be fresh squeezed juice you collect from your juicer? Couldn't you just add in a few more slices of orange?

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I am sure you could tweak it if you don't want to make the juice.

You can get it from a juicer or hand squeeze from one of those little glass dishes (that's what I use -- I don't have a big juicer)

I just made it that way to amp up the orange flavor without having to add too much fibrous material (full orange)

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Honey, this is a sweet delicious recipe and I am so happy me and my gf , well she actually found your recipes and I too, am enjoying them. Thank you Rawterian, and for great beautiful postings!. Truly, Doll

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Thanks Doll!

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