I know smoothies aren’t usually winter treats, but I’ve been chipping away at this sweet/salty fudge and just polished off this cake and it’s high time for something a little lighter. I like my smoothies on the thinner side, but don’t want juice, I want a smoothie! If I wanted juice, I would have juice, you know? So my solution was making a batch of homemade cashew milk and adding it in with the blood orange beauties I found at Trader Joe’s during my last shopping trip. Oftentimes, I grab the season’s produce without thinking about what I’m really going to do with it, but Kathryn’s creamy smoothie inspired me to go heavy handed on the citrus with a winter time smoothie. Blood oranges seem to be tad sweeter than their regular counterparts, with a gorgeous dark red juice that was just perfect for a pink-hued smoothie. Frozen pineapple seemed like another perfectly tart addition, as well as balancing out the sweetness of the blood oranges. I loved this smoothie as is, but if you want to add some sweetness, I think a tablespoon of agave nectar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract (DIY it!) would make perfect additions. If you can’t find blood oranges, sub in your favorite winter citrus. But honestly, that color and the touch of sweetness the oranges bring can’t be beat!
Bon weekend friends! xoxo
- 4 blood oranges, peeled
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used homemade cashew milk)
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- Blend together all of the ingredients until mixture is completely smooth. Add in vanilla and agave nectar for a bit more sweetness. Serve immediately.