Blueberry Orange Smoothie

This delectible breakfast originated from researching things which I did not think would go together.  I was so wrong.  We had some oranges and bananas in the fridge, as well as some frozen blueberries.  I wanted to make smoothie breakfast, but was 100% sure that would be a terrible combination.  So I googled orange and blueberry and was so surprised to find out that this is actually a reasonably common flavour combination.  Not just in smoothies, but in a variety of contexts.  Colour me confused on a Saturday morning.  So I decided to change confused into curious and give it a go.  Now its your turn.

Ingredients

Serves 2
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 orange, peeled and quatered
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop unflavoured protein powder (vanilla works too)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ice

Potential Spins

Add some natural or greek yogurt, top with some zested orange peel, add any healthy mixes you have lying around, or add spinach for a bit of extra healthy boost. Use two serves of protein powder (one each) if you are on a high protein diet.  Add a tbs of oats to increase satiety.

Method

  1. Add ingredients to your blender
  2. Blitz!
  3. Pour into two glasses.
  4. Sit back, relax and enjoy 🙂

Our Take Aways

Definitely making this again.  We had it for the first time last weekend, then replicated it every morning this week!

Nutrition Breakdown

  • Calories195.0
  • Total Fat1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0.2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0.0 g
  • Cholesterol0.0 mg
  • Sodium266.3 mg
  • Potassium618.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate31.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber4.9 g
  • Sugars14.0 g
  • Protein13.8 g
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