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Orange Strawberry Smoothie Delight

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Most people know that oranges are high in vitamin C (116% of the daily recommended amount). It is this high concentration of vitamin C that gives oranges their reputation for fighting off cold and flu viruses. Did you know that oranges also contain vitamins A and B1, potassium, folate, calcium and dietary fiber? They have been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and also have anti-inflammatory properties. Diets high in citrus fruits, such as oranges, have been shown to lower the risk of esophageal, oral and stomach cancers.

I love oranges and as you can see by the picture, so does little E. We especially enjoy the Texas grown ones that all three of us have been stuffing our faces with recently. They just taste so good. I have been in the kitchen creating different smoothies this past week, with oranges being the main feature, and, so far, this particular smoothie has been my favorite. Therefore, I knew I had to share this tasty drink! Please do not get put off by the color. It is the spinach’s fault that it looks not so colorful.

Orange Strawberry Smoothie Delight


  • 1 large orange, peeled and chopped
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 3-4 drops of stevia
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Optional- orange extract

The orange extract gives it more of an orange punch, but it tastes good with or without it.


  • Throw everything in the blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.

Enjoy this sweet and delicious drink. It will most definitely add some spunk to your step.

Shared with Frugally Sustainable,  What’s Cooking Wednesday, The Brambleberry Cottage, Saved by Love Creations, The Crafty Blog Stalker

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33 Responses to Orange Strawberry Smoothie Delight

  1. Sherry April 6, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    I can’t wait to try this! We have smoothies every single day in this house. I’m just catching up with your blog. So much great information here, I need to make you a part of my priority reads every day. Thanks!!

  2. Lori Popkewitz Alper April 6, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    What a great way to start the day! Do you usually use Stevia in your smoothies? Have you tried other sweeteners? Just curious.

    • Good Girl Gone Green April 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      Thanks, L! I sometimes use stevia, not often because I don’t like the overpowering aftertaste if I put too much. Dates, raisins or other fruit is usually what I use for sweeteners the bulk of the time, but I do use coconut sugar and honey/maple syrup on occasion, if I need a liquid sweetener and am too lazy to make date paste. I don’t really use sugar otherwise. Let me know if you try it!

  3. Good Girl Gone Green April 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    I know! I am always changing up my smoothie routine. Sometimes they taste really great- other times not so much!!! LOL

  4. Shane@EnviroBooty April 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Yummy. I love Stevia but I use the Stevia in the Raw. I like it sweet and the Stevia in the Raw is great in smoothies bc it makes it kind of frothy too.

  5. Good Girl Gone Green April 6, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Let me know if you try it! I love spinach in my smoothies! :)

  6. Katherines Corner April 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Yummy!!!! Hugs and Happy Easter Wishes!

  7. Sarah April 9, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    That looks really good! My friend recently made me a smoothie with spinach and I usually only like fruity drinks, but I couldn’t taste it at all! So I’m definitely going to be using it more often now.

  8. Nancy April 9, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    You know, I’ve wanted to try a green smoothie. We drink them for breakfast every morning, and one day I threw in some carrots & celery= NOT good. I think spinach might be a better choice! Visiting via for the love of cupcakes today!

  9. Shiloh April 9, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    We have tons of frozen strawberries right now, and I’ve been wondering about orange in the smoothies. I’m so glad you’ve already tried it and it’s great.:)

  10. Jen April 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Hello:) Love this recipe. My little man loves his smoothies in the morning. I always sneak spinach in and he has no idea:) I’m stopping by from the Monday Morning Hop at Sweeping Me, would love if you would top by and check out my site Have a great day!

  11. First Day of My Life April 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    GIRL – this sounds and looks splendid. Can’t wait to try it :)
    Thank you SO much for linking up to my Tasty Tuesday! ox

    • Good Girl Gone Green April 11, 2012 at 1:17 am #

      My pleasure! Please let me know if you try the smoothie!

  12. six sisters April 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    So yummy and healthy!! YEA! We hope you’ll be back to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We loved having you! -The Sisters

  13. Lolo April 11, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    This looks great!

  14. Good Girl Gone Green April 11, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    Love that you compost your toe nails… too!

  15. Good Girl Gone Green April 11, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    Don’t add too much stevia, it can have a bitter after taste! :)

  16. Middle State April 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    I’m going green, too! Thanks for the smoothie recipe.

  17. Gina April 15, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Have not tried it yet, but I will have to! We have become a fan of spinach in smoothies and my little boy loves them!

  18. Michelle April 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    In our house green is THE color of my toddler’s obsession. So I just gotta make her some of these! Thanks for sharing on Teagan’s Travels. I hope you’ll be able to join us again this week!

    Happy Earth Day!

    Here’s the link to the party going on now….

    Cheers, Michelle

  19. Good Girl Gone Green April 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    LOL! I wish I could! :)


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