Strawberry Orange Smoothie
Not too sweet and not too tart, this creamy 6-ingredient strawberry orange smoothie is the picture-perfect treat to cool down with on a warm weather day.
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Table of Contents
- About Strawberry Orange Smoothie
- What’s in a strawberry orange smoothie?
- Can you add alcohol?
- Can you use fresh strawberries?
- How long is this smoothie good for?
- Notes & tips for a strawberry orange smoothie
- More delicious drinks
- Other recipes with strawberries
- How to make a strawberry orange smoothie
- Recipe Details
About Strawberry Orange Smoothie
With a pretty pink hue that’s begging for vibrant fruit and whipped cream garnishes, this simple strawberry orange smoothie is the perfect treat to serve for hot spring and summer nights.
Plus, this smoothie only needs six key ingredients to create a creamy drink that’s a perfect blend of strawberry and orange flavors that manages to be both not too sweet and not too tart.
What’s in a strawberry orange smoothie?
- No pulp orange juice – To get that delicious orange flavor.
- Granulated sugar – For a touch of sweetness. Feel free to use an equal portion of another sweetener such as honey, agave, raw sugar, or maple syrup.
- Heavy whipping cream – To soften the tartness of the fruit and give the smoothie some creaminess.
- Vanilla greek yogurt – Adds a touch of vanilla and even more creaminess. If you’d like, you can skip the heavy whipping cream and use more yogurt.
- Frozen strawberries – For wonderful strawberry flavor, a little chill, and thicker texture.
- Ice – To give this smoothie a nice chill.
Can you add alcohol?
Feel free to add anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of a spirit of your choice. As far as what I’d recommend for a smoothie like this, you could use a classic white rum (like Bacardi) or a vodka infused with strawberry or orange (like Smirnoff).
Can you use fresh strawberries?
Yes, you can, but you may need to make some adjustments. The frozen strawberries help contribute to the cold temperature and thickness of the drink, so you may need to add more ice to make up for it. If you’re only concerned about the thickness of the smoothie, you can add one medium banana to make it thicker.
How long is this smoothie good for?
Once prepared, this smoothie can be stored in one of two ways:
- In the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days. However, keep in mind that the ice will melt and the smoothie will become thinner over time.
- In the freezer for up to one month. For best results, store the smoothie in serving-sized portions and allow it to thaw some on the counter or in the refrigerator for a few hours.
Notes & tips for a strawberry orange smoothie
- If you’d like a smoothie that’s not so sweet, reduce the sugar from 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup. You can also substitute the sugar for an equal portion of another sweetener such as honey, agave, raw sugar, or maple syrup.
- If you’d like a thicker smoothie, add one medium banana. A frozen banana will make the smoothie even thicker.
- For a healthier smoothie, skip the heavy whipping cream and use more yogurt.
More delicious drinks
Other recipes with strawberries
How to make a strawberry orange smoothie
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – In a food processor, add the following ingredients: orange juice, sugar, heavy whipping cream, yogurt, ice, and strawberries.
Step 2 – Blend it all together!
Step 3 – Serve and enjoy!
Strawberry Orange Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups no pulp orange juice
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup frozen strawberries, plus more for garnish (optional)
- orange slices, for garnish (optional)
- In a food processor, add the orange juice, sugar, heavy whipping cream, yogurt, ice, and strawberries. Blend ingredients until smooth and there are no more chunks of fruit, about 3-5 minutes.1 1/2 cups no pulp orange juice, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt, 1 cup ice, 1 cup frozen strawberries, orange slices
- Test consistency and taste of drink. Orange juice or heavy whipping cream can be used to make the consistency thinner or dilute the flavor. If you’d like a thicker drink, add more strawberries or mango. More sugar can be added for sweetness.
- Serve immediately with orange slices or pieces of strawberry for garnish.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.