How to Make a Banana Orange Smoothie (4 Ingredient Recipe)

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Learn how to make a banana orange smoothie with this easy and delicious recipe full of essential nutrients using only 4 simple ingredients.

Banana orange smoothie recipe with greek yogurt, orange flavor, creamy bananas, and vanilla extract.
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There’s something incredibly satisfying and cozy about starting your day with a refreshing smoothie. 

It’s a quick, delicious, and nutritious way to fuel your body with essential vitamins and energy.

In this blog post, I’m sharing one of my favorite smoothie recipes that combines the tropical flavor of bananas with the tangy zest of oranges. 

This drink reminds me of the days when you would go to the mall and, after a busy day of shopping, you’d head to Orange Julius for one of their orange creamsicle smoothies.

Do you remember those days?!

This homemade smoothie captures that nostalgic, creamy delight but with a healthier twist, perfect for kicking off your morning or rejuvenating you in the afternoon. 

Let’s take a look at how you can enjoy a delicious smoothie in less than 5 minutes with simple ingredients found at the grocery store!

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • This is one of those healthy smoothie recipes that is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and protein. It’s perfect for a quick breakfast, after a workout, or an afternoon snack.
  • With just four ingredients and a blender, you can whip up this smoothie in no time. It’s perfect for busy mornings or when you need a healthy snack on the go.
  • The combination of sweet ripe banana, tangy orange juice, and creamy yogurt is refreshing and satisfying.
  • Customize the recipe to suit your taste. Add a handful of spinach for extra greens, a spoonful of honey for natural sweetness, or a scoop of protein powder for an extra protein boost.
The simple ingredients you'll need to make this orange creamsicle smoothie recipe.
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Banana Orange Smoothie Ingredients

Before we get blending, here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious smoothie:

  • Orange Juice: Orange juice is not just a breakfast drink, it’s a fantastic source of vitamin C, great for keeping a healthy immune system.
  • Frozen Sliced Bananas: Freezing the banana beforehand adds a creamy texture to the smoothie without the need for ice. Bananas are rich in potassium, which helps regulate fluid balance and muscle function.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt: Adds a rich creaminess, tangy flavor, and a healthy dose of protein and probiotics that are great for your digestive system.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: A great way to add depth of flavor. Make your own with this vanilla extract recipe.

Ingredient Note: Feel free to squeeze your own fresh orange juice for your smoothie. Large oranges yield about 1/4 cup of juice, so you’ll need about 2 oranges to get the right amount of juice. 

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Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe

Making this banana orange smoothie is as easy as 1-2-3!

Follow these simple steps, and you’ll have a delicious, nutritious drink in minutes.

Prepare the Ingredients

Make sure your banana is pre-sliced and frozen. This is essential for achieving that creamy, thick texture.

Handy Tip: Prepare Ahead!

I like to slice up a week’s worth of bananas on my grocery shopping day so that I don’t have to worry about freezing bananas during the week. Slice each banana, add to a snack sized baggie, and store in the freezer. This method ensures you have perfectly portioned bananas ready for smoothies throughout the week, making your morning routine easier.

Measure out the orange juice, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract.

Blend the Ingredients Together

In a high speed blender combine together the orange juice, frozen banana slices, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract.

Blend until smooth and creamy.

Use a high speed blender to mix the simple ingredients together to make a banana orange beverage.

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Serve & Enjoy

Pour your smoothie into a glass and enjoy!

Delicious smoothie recipe with frozen bananas and naval oranges.

Tips

  • Make sure to use frozen banana slices to create a thick and creamy smoothie texture without ice.
  • You can adjust the thickness of the smoothie by adding more or less orange juice, depending on what you prefer.
  • Use vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain for added vanilla flavor.
  • Add a drizzle of natural honey for extra sweetness.
  • Include a handful of ice cubes when blending the ingredients together to create a frothier texture.
  • Sprinkle chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, or garnish with fresh fruit slices for added texture and nutritional value. 

Can I use fresh bananas instead of frozen?

Yes, you can use fresh bananas. However, the texture will be smoother and less creamy compared to using frozen bananas. 

You could add a few ice cubes to achieve a similar texture. 

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What type of orange should I use to make this smoothie?

You can use any type of orange for this smoothie, all varieties will provide a delicious and refreshing flavor.

Whether you prefer navel, Valencia, blood oranges, or Cara Cara oranges each type will work perfectly and add its unique orange flavor to your smoothie.

FAQs: Banana Orange Smoothie

You can substitute Greek yogurt with regular yogurt or a dairy-free alternative like almond or soy yogurt. Each will slightly alter the texture and flavor of the smoothie.

Absolutely! Spinach, kale, berries, mango, or pineapple are great additions to boost nutrition and flavor. Experiment with different combinations to find your favorite.

To make the smoothie thicker, reduce the amount orange juice or add more frozen banana slices. For a thinner consistency, increase the amount of liquid or add a splash of regular milk, coconut milk, or unsweetened almond milk.

A morning drink or afternoon snack with frozen bananas, vanilla Greek yogurt, and fresh oranges.

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Delicious smoothie recipe with frozen bananas and naval oranges.
5 from 2 votes

Banana Orange Smoothie

Combining the sweetness of bananas with the tangy zest of oranges, this smoothie is a refreshing, nutritious, and quick way to start your day or recharge as an afternoon snack. Ready in less than five minutes, this smoothie is sure to become a favorite in your daily routine.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice no pulp
  • 1 Sliced, Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Blend all of the ingredients together, adding ice as necessary to reach a frothy consistency you enjoy.

Notes

  • Make sure to use frozen banana slices to create a thick and creamy smoothie texture without ice.
  • You can adjust the thickness of the smoothie by adding more or less orange juice, depending on what you prefer.
  • Use vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain for added vanilla flavor.
  • Add a drizzle of natural honey for extra sweetness.
  • Include a handful of ice cubes when blending the ingredients together to create a frothier texture.
  • Sprinkle chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, or garnish with fresh fruit slices for added texture and nutritional value. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 smoothie | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.2g | Protein: 17.2g | Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 4.8g
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, Banana Orange Smoothie, Orange, Smoothie
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 297kcal

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3 Comments

  1. Coconut milk could be a good substitute. The smoothie might not be as thick with the coconut milk, however you could add ice cubes to help make it a little thicker.

  2. 5 stars
    Any ideas for a substitute of the Yogurt? I can’t eat any type of yogurt any more.

  3. 5 stars
    One of my favorite smoothies to start the day! The combination of oranges, bananas, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract is delicious!!!

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