This Orange Banana Smoothie uses whole oranges and bananas for a bright-tasting and refreshing drink. This recipe can be made both dairy-free and vegan. Each serving contains almost 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. 

orange smoothie in glass topped with orange slice

When you want a simple and refreshing smoothie, you’ve got to try this recipe. Bright sweet oranges get blended with ripe banana. Yogurt adds creaminess and plant milk helps the mixture blend.

This Orange Banana Smoothie tastes like a healthy Orange Julius! It’s light and tasty and is a great way to start the day. It also makes a great afternoon snack.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Each serving of this smoothie contains almost 100% of the RDI for vitamin C.
  • This is one of the easiest smoothies you’ll ever make. You only need a handful of ingredients.
  • Customize this recipe to meet your needs.
two glasses of orange smoothie on table

Key Ingredients

One navel orange adds the bright tropical flavor to this Orange Banana Smoothie. You can also use Cara Cara oranges or blood oranges. If you don’t have a whole orange, you can use orange juice instead. If you want to really amp up the orange flavor, feel free to add some of the orange zest as well!

Frozen banana adds natural sweetness and creaminess. Ripe bananas are very high in natural sugars.

Almond milk or your choice of milk makes the base of this smoothie, along with some dairy-free or Greek yogurt.

Ice cubes make this healthy smoothie cold and refreshing.

ingredients for orange banana smoothie

Recipe Steps

Step One

Start by combining the milk, yogurt, and ice cubes in the base of your high-speed blender. I recommend using a Vitamix.

milk and ice in blender

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Next, add the orange, banana, honey or maple syrup. It’s always a good idea to add the liquid items to your blender first and then the solid ingredients. This helps the blender blend efficiently.

ingredients for smoothie inside blender

Step Three

Blend and serve! You’ll only need to run the blender for 25-30 seconds to get a thick and creamy smoothie.

blended smoothie in pitcher

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you want to make this orange smoothie a full meal, I recommend adding two scoops of your favorite protein powder. See my lists of the best clean protein powders and the best protein powders for pregnancy.
  • Be sure to check out my tutorial on the best way to freeze bananas.
  • You can use coconut milk instead of plant milk or regular milk to make this a truly tropical drink.
  • Vitamin C tends to dissipate with exposure to air, so it’s best to drink this smoothie right away. Or, you can cover any leftover smoothie and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
pouring orange smoothie into glass

FAQs

Can I use any kind of orange for this recipe?

Yes! I have made it using both cara cara oranges and naval oranges.

Can I use another fruit besides banana?

Yes! You can use frozen mango instead of frozen banana, if you prefer.

Other Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes You Might Like

Or, check out my entire index of dairy-free smoothies. You might also like my round-up of the best breakfast smoothies.

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orange banana smoothie in two glasses

Orange Banana Smoothie

This Orange Banana Smoothie uses whole oranges and bananas for a bright-tasting and refreshing drink. This recipe can be made both dairy-free and vegan. Each serving contains almost 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (use regular milk if you aren’t dairy-free)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt (use regular yogurt if you aren’t on a dairy-free diet)
  • 4 oranges, peeled and broken into halves
  • 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the milk, yogurt, oranges, banana, honey or maple syrup, and ice cubes.
  2. Turn the blender on high and run for 30-45 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. If you want to make this orange smoothie a full meal, I recommend adding two scoops of your favorite protein powder. See my lists of the best clean protein powders and the best protein powders for pregnancy.
  2. Be sure to check out my tutorial on the best way to freeze bananas.
  3. You can use coconut milk instead of plant milk or regular milk to make this a truly tropical drink.
  4. Vitamin C tends to dissipate with exposure to air, so it’s best to drink this smoothie right away. Or, you can cover any leftover smoothie and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Keywords: vegan orange smoothie, dairy free orange creamsicle, vegan orange julius

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