Orange Smoothie, quick and easy drink recipe almost like a healthy orange creamsicle and full of orange and vanilla! Perfect for a simple breakfast or afternoon snack.
This Orange Smoothie is a great snack or breakfast full of orange, yogurt, and vanilla! Delicious! So creamy it would also make a great mocktail, or add a little alcohol for a smoothie cocktail. Ha!
This isn’t exactly like an Orange Julius or a creamsicle, but is packed with lots of orange and vanilla for a healthy treat! Or as healthy as you want it to be depending on the ingredients you use.
This is also a great way to use up any fresh oranges you may have around the house. Or if you’d rather a vegetable type smoothie, maybe give this Beet Smoothie a try for a totally different drink. Or take a peek at this list of other smoothie recipes.
Orange Smoothie Ingredients
- Fresh small orange, peeled
- Ice cubes
- Milk (or your favorite milk substitute)
- Plain unsweetened Greek yogurt (or could you vanilla or orange)
- Vanilla extract
How to Make an Orange Smoothie
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and process until creamy and smooth.
- Add a little more honey (or your favorite sweetener) if you’d like, depending on personal preference.
- Add more liquid as needed to get the blender to process or scrape down the sides inside of the blender (turn off blender before doing this…) if needed.
- Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve.
(Full printable recipe card is at bottom of post.)
Quick Tips for Best Results
- Use a fresh ripe juicy seedless orange for best results.
- Use a strong blender that can easily cut through the ice and make a smooth smoothie.
- Depending on how sweet you like your smoothie you may want to add more or less honey or your favorite sweetener.
- Plain unsweetened Greek yogurt works great, but you could also use a vanilla or orange yogurt if you prefer.
Orange Smoothie FAQ
How should I store this Orange Smoothie?
I would suggest drinking this smoothie right away and not store it for too long if at all. If you really have to store it or have leftovers, I’d suggest pouring the smoothie into an ice cube tray and freeze. Then pop out the cubes and defrost in the refrigerator in a cup.
Can I use something other than yogurt?
Although I think yogurt is the best option you could try using cottage cheese or even frozen banana slices.
What else can I add to this smoothie?
For a green smoothie you could add kale and/or spinach. Your usual smoothie options like chia seeds, protein powder, etc. are always great. Other fruit would be delicious such as bananas, mango, pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, etc. A little fresh grated ginger would also be great!
Can I make this into a smoothie bowl?
Definitely! Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings like chopped fruit, granola, oats, nuts, or whatever else you can think of.
Other Smoothie Recipes You May Enjoy
- Peaches & Cream Smoothie – If you’re more of a peach fan than orange, check this one out.
- Chocolate Smoothie – My kids love this one!
- Tart Cherry Pie Smoothie – like cherry pie in a glass, yum!
Hope you enjoy this Orange Smoothie. Tell me in the comments how it worked out for you! This smoothie can easily be made gluten-free and dairy-free (use a dairy-free yogurt and milk alternative) but as always check the specific brands and ingredients you use if concerned.
If you’re looking for more orange inspired recipes, check out this homemade Blood Orange Curd and Orange Creamsicletini cocktail! Or check out these other great Snappy Gourmet smoothies like this Carrot Smoothie, Mango Smoothie, and Matcha Smoothie recipes!
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth, pour into a glass, and serve immediately.
(Nutrition data is provided when available for informational purposes only and calculated using an online nutritional calculator. For the most accurate information please calculate based on specific ingredients and brands you use as well as any changes you made to the recipe. I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietician and any nutritional information provided should only be used as a general guideline and estimate.)