Sunshine Smoothie

Creamy, fruity citrus smoothie made with orange, mango, banana, and not much else! Vitamin C has never tasted so good. 

sunshine smoothie in a glass with straws

It snowed again today, so I’m rebelling with the sunniest smoothie of them all. Bright citrus flavors paired with creamy banana, sweet mango, and a splash of orange juice. This shockingly simple smoothie will make you feel like your dippin’ your toes in the sand listening to the ocean.

Um, is it summer yet?

sunshine smoothie in a glass with straws

Yesterday we hosted my friend Kristen’s bridal shower. Take a peek at some of the cute favors and desserts. (I was right- the red velvet brownies were the first to go and there wasn’t any leftover caramel corn.)

We held the shower in my apartment complex’s clubroom and filled it with hanging DIY tissue paper pom-poms, a mimosa bar, and enough food to feed double the amount of people. Whoops! The bride sipped out of her bride wine glass – I want one of these! Great gift for brides if you’re searching.

It was such a fun weekend to celebrate the beautiful bride. Hi Kris!

peeled orange

Needless to say, I wanted a little healthy pick-me-up this morning. This smoothie fit the bill. Made with only fruits and a splash of OJ, you won’t believe how simple it is. Feeling lethargic and run down? Well, you are 5 minutes away from feeling a lot better. Vitamin C has never tasted so damn good!

My little secret? The frozen banana makes the healthiest, purist, creamiest base for a super thick smoothie. In fact, I often eat a giant bowl of blended frozen “banana whip” (just 2 frozen bananas cut into chunks then blended with a touch of milk) and sprinkled mini chocolate chips on top. Mind-blowing good. Try it!

Without a doubt, frozen bananas are my secret weapon when it comes to creamy smoothies. And no one will be any the wiser! “Is there ice cream in this?” Kevin asked when he tried a sip of today’s smoothie. Ha!

Play around with the fruits you use. Frozen mango, a little frozen pineapple, and 2 oranges are what I like to use. Have a grapefruit on hand? Use 1 orange + 1 grapefruit instead. Or decrease the mango and increase the pineapple. Go fruit wild.

sunshine smoothie in glasses with straws

This creamy smoothie tastes like a tropical mango-pineapple version of an orange julius. Enough said! So go ahead, put your feet up and dream of warm sunny days with a citrus bursting smoothie in hand. Makes the gloomy rain and snow outside seem much more tolerable!

Colorful straws are from Sweets and Treats Boutique.

More nutrient-packed smoothies: ginger green citrus smoothie, raspberry mango tango smoothie, berry purple power smoothie, tropikale energy smoothie, and glowing skin smoothie.

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sunshine smoothie in a glass with straws

Sunshine Smoothie

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Creamy, fruity citrus smoothie made with orange, mango, banana, and not much else! Vitamin C has never tasted so good. 


Ingredients

  • 1 frozen ripe banana, previously peeled & sliced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced*
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks*
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks

Instructions

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana and apple. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Blend the frozen banana chunks and orange juice together until thick, creamy, and smooth – about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add the oranges, mango, and pineapple. Blend until combined.

Notes

  1. Oranges: Instead of two oranges, try 1 orange and 1 grapefruit.
  2. Mango: I prefer frozen mango chunks over fresh because they lend a creamier texture to the smoothie.
  3. Greens: For an added nutritional punch, try adding 1 cup of your favorite greens!

Keywords: sunshine smoothie

5 Comments

  1. Sally, I have been completely loving your blog since I stumbled across it 3 years ago. I have to say though this smoothie (my first) was so absolutely delicious I had to let you know (another first). The whipped banana is brilliant and the fresh tropical taste is out of this world! I can’t wait to try my next smoothie.
    Thank you so much for sharing your life and love of fun, beautiful and delicious food! Enjoy every moment leading up to your wedding and best of luck to both of you!

  2. Ok, it’s almost a year later on your post but I just have to say thank you for your creativity! You have entertained my family with deliciousness for a while 🙂 this smoothie kick I’ve been on is all your fault! I love it! It’s 6 degrees here in Cleveland today so me and my 2 year old are sippin on some sunshine! Thanks again!

  3. Amazing smoothie, tastes like something from Jamba Juice…love it!

  4. Sally;
    Hi,i am going to make your smoothy at the end of this month when i go grocery shopping.But i have to use 1/2 a small banana,1 small orange and if i can find unsweetened orange juice in the grocery store to put them in my blender because ot is only for 1 person to use at a time and i have diabetes and i have to watch the sugar contense in this smoothie
    I will let you know what it tastes like after i make it ok.
    Kim

  5. Made this this morning. I didn’t have pineapple so I used frozen blueberries. This was delicious! Thank you!

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