January is the best time of year for citrus, blood orangs are one of our absolute favorite citrus’s to work with. They have such subtle sweet undertone that balances the acidity of the orange, and not to mention the most intense colours ranging from bright orange to a deep purple hue. This smoothie recipe is light and fresh, with the use of light coconut milk to save a bit on the fat and the bold citrus to brighten the flavor, its our take on a vegan orange Julius. We hope you enjoy this recipe and get invigorated on a cold January day.
We love to use frozen bananas in smoothies as it’s a great way to use up all those one’s sitting in your freezer, also it helps make the smoothie nice and cold. If you don’t have any on hand fresh ones will work fine, just serve the smoothie over ice.
Get your cute paper straws out because this is one smoothie you’re not going to want to miss! Cheers!
Coconut Blood Orange Smoothie
Makes 2 large or 4 small smoothies
Prep Time 5 minutes
1 can (400ml) Light coconut milk
2 Frozen bananas
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
Pinch of pink salt
Pinch turmeric (optional)
Place everything in the blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes, pour in glasses and enjoy.
This recipe will work with any type of orange’s you have on hand!
- Recipe created by MH Food Contributor Erin Girard