This easy apple orange smoothie recipe is among our favorite healthy recipes. It is simple to make and tastes absolutely delicious.
Ingredients for Apple Orange Smoothie
- Apples: We recommend using ripe apples to achieve the most vibrant and naturally sweet flavors. Ripe apples tend to be bright in color, with a firm feel and soft flesh.
- Ginger: This gives the smoothie a subtly sweet and mildly peppery aroma that perfectly highlights the distinct flavors of these fruits.
- Honey: Instead of using sugar, we went with honey as a natural sweetener.
- Mint: This is mainly used for garnishing, but it can also provide cooling notes that make the smoothie more refreshing.
- Ice: Besides making the drink incredibly cool and refreshing, ice thickens the smoothie’s texture and gives it its signature frothy consistency.
- Orange juice: We recommend using ripe oranges to give the smoothie a natural, zesty taste.
Types of Orange Fruit You Can Use
- Navel oranges
These oranges are arguably the most common variety. You'll recognize a navel orange by its signature mark on the bottom, which resembles a belly button.
They taste sweet, but have a slightly bitter note. The delectable flavor and absence of seeds makes navel oranges an excellent snack or a delicious addition to salads. What’s more, the sweet taste makes them ideal for juicing. However, keep in mind that the juice needs to be consumed immediately.
- Valencia oranges
If you're looking for a way to make freshly squeezed orange juice, reach out for sweet Valencia oranges. They have delicate skins and a high juice content, which means you'll get the most bang for your buck when making a fresh glass.
Unlike other popular varieties, Valencia oranges are harvested primarily during the months of March to July. Make juice from Valencia oranges, eat them raw as part of a salad, or simply enjoy this refreshing fruit on its own.
- Seville oranges
This Mediterranean fruit is also known as sour orange. Seville oranges are tart and bitter with a mild touch of sweetness. This makes them the perfect choice for marmalade, as they can stand up to and complement the significant amount of sugar used in making marmalade.
Oranges and their peels are also excellent for enhancing the flavor of marinades. Due to high acidity, they are generally not consumed raw.
If you can lay your hands on some Seville oranges between December and February, incorporate them into fish or pork marinades, jellies and marmalades, sauces, salad dressings, or sweetened cocktails.
How to Make Apple Orange Smoothie
Is Apple Orange Smoothie Healthy?
Yes, our apple orange smoothie recipe is healthy.
Apples come enriched with plenty of potential health benefits, such as reducing the risk of stroke, lowering cholesterol levels, and boosting heart health.
Meanwhile, oranges are a well-known source of vitamin C, along with essential nutrients like fiber, calcium, potassium, and citric acid. They can help to prevent cardiovascular disease, maintain bone health, and boost the body’s immune system.
How Long Does an Apple Orange Smoothie Last?
You can keep this apple orange smoothie in the fridge for 2 days. We recommend storing your drink in an airtight container, such as a bottle or mason jar with a tight fitting lid, to keep your drink nice and fresh.
Apple Orange Smoothie Recipe
Our apple orange smoothie recipe is a combination of sweet fruits, serving up a pleasantly enjoyable drink. Let’s check it out.
- prep TIME 10 mins
- total TIME 10 mins
- COURSE Beverage
- CUISINE American
- SERVINGS servings
- CALORIES 112 kcal
- 12 ozred apples (core removed, cut into chunks)
- 1.5 cupsorange juice
- 2 tbsphoney
- 0.3 ozginger (peeled and finely minced)
- 8 mint leaves
- 2 cupsice
Blend all the ingredients: Tip all the ingredients (leave a couple of mint leaves behind) in a blender and whizz until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into 4 glasses.
Garnish with the remaining mint leaves and enjoy your refreshing beverage.