Blood Orange Green Smoothie

Blood Orange Green Smoothie
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We did it, you guys. We actually did it. We kicked 2015’s butt, or perhaps it kicked ours. In any event, a new year is upon us and I am personally feeling fairly picky about it all.

Yes, I said groovy. I am allowed to. I’m almost 30 after all (how was 1986 30 years ago?!).

Now, let us talk 2016, what you guys want to see more of on Minimalist Baker, and green smoothies (because, health).

That is a lot of smoothies. But when it comes to breakfast or post-workout snacks, you really can not beat them. So let us make the most of this stunning winter fruit and get our green smoothie on, shall we?

This recipe is easy, as always, requiring 10 minutes and 6 components.

The foundation is frozen banana and coconut milk for a sweet, creamy foundation. Lime juice and blood orange juice include sour and brightness, and the greens come from generous handfuls of spinach and kale.

The result is a super creamy, slightly tart green smoothie with a lot of minerals and vitamins, and without the taste of spinach or kale. Serious yum.

I hope you all love this smoothie! It’s:
Creamy
Cold
Refreshing
Packed with healthful ingredients

This would make the ideal on-the-go breakfast or post-gym snack for busy folks interested in getting in a fast serving or two of fruits and vegetables. For added protein, add a scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder, or berry seeds.

Should you give this recipe a try, let us know! Leave a comment it, speed it (once you have tried it), and label a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram! We’d really like to see your smoothie in action.

Prior to going, what would you love to see more (or less) of on Minimalist Baker in 2016? Tell us in the comments! We constantly aim to serve you better, and hope to make this our best year yet!

On the last note, if you are looking to hit the “reset button” in your diet after the holidays, make sure to register for our email list to get our FREE 15-recipe Detox Guide.

A creamy, citrusy green smoothie infused with coconut milk and frozen banana. Lime and blood orange juice add Vitamin C and a tart twist. The perfect way to begin your day, or recover from a workout.

Ingredients
1 small ripe banana, formerly peeled, sliced + frozen
3/4 cup (~120 g) frozen lemon (or sub more banana)
2 blood oranges, juiced (~1/2 cup or 120 ml)
3/4 cup (180 ml) light coconut milk (carton drink or canned)
2-3 Tbsp (30-45 ml) fresh lime juice (for tartness // add to taste)
2 large handfuls (~60 g) frozen or fresh greens (kale + spinach are optimal // organic when possible)

Instructions
1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as necessary.
2. Add more liquid if it has trouble blending. Add ice to thicken. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, including more banana to sweeten, or lime juice for tartness.
3. Best when fresh, though leftovers maintain well-covered in the fridge up to two days.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie (of two) Calories: 165 Fat: 5 grams Saturated fat: 4.3 g Carbohydrates: 31.8 g Sugar: 17.8 g Sodium: 48 mg Fiber: 3 grams Protein: 3.3 g