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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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  • 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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42 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. Brooke April 6, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Stopping by from New Friends Friday Hop. I love all of these ingredients – this smoothie is on my to-try list for sure. Spinach is a great veggie ingredient!

    Brooke
    http://blueberrysquash.blogspot.com
    http://cupcakecucumber.blogspot.com

  3. 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!

  4. Deirdre April 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    It is amazing how there are so many different smoothie variations. I love how although it seems like it could get same-y it never does. Thanks for another great option.

    • 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

  5. 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.

  6. Becky April 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    I have not used Stevia yet! I guess I should. We make smoothies all of the time. Such a great way to get your kids to eat what they need. Thank you for linking to Foodie Friday!

  7. Becky April 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    Congrats! You’re featured! Top 5 from FF

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

    Yummy!!!! Hugs and Happy Easter Wishes!

  9. Americas Next Top Mommy April 9, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    This sounds delish and like a perfect breakfast for a summer morning! I bet my kids would even think it’s awesome!! I’m here visiting from a blog hop and just thought I’d say “hi”. I also have a love of things green. I line dry my clothes and compost everything from food to toe nails. This doesn’t make me popular, in fact people sometimes point and stare :) Last night I watched a show on “Modern Marvels” about eggs and how they are processed. I don’t think I’ll ever by a cheap egg again!

    I’m a new follower and would love it if you’d drop by to visit and consider following back. Thanks!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.:)

  13. 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 http://www.lehighvalleymomma.com Have a great day!

  14. 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

  15. 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

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

    This looks great!

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

      Thank you.

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

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

  18. Amy April 12, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I know lots of people who would really love this. I’ll remember to share with them! Thanks for partying with me at Drab to Fab. Here’s the link to this weeks, party! Come on back to share more of your lovely ideas.

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-up-12-features.html

    Have a lovely weekend! :)

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

  19. 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!

  20. 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….
    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/04/destination-inspiration-linky-party-11.html

    Cheers, Michelle

  21. Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama April 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    Can you make this right now and deliver it to me in 30 seconds? ;-)

    Pinned and tweeted!

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