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! xoxoPrint
Creamy Blood Orange Tropical Smoothie
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
Blood oranges and pineapple make for the perfect winter time smoothie treat!
- 4 blood oranges (peeled)
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used homemade cashew milk)
- 1/2 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.
Sarah | Broma Bakery says
I just got a huge bag of blood oranges. Looks like I have another recipe to use them for!
Traci | Vanilla And Bean says
This must be such a creamy smoothie with the cashew milk and pineapple! I can’t get enough citrus this winter either… and blood oranges are fabulous! One can never have too many smoothie recipes. Thank you Abby!
Suuuuuh-lurp! I’ll accept this as a treat any ol’ day! I really must start making my own nut milks – cashew milk would be first on the list! Love that you use pineapple in this tasty bevvie! It just looks so sweet, creamy, and nutritious!
Ashley Melillo says
This looks awesome, Abby! I’m a bit obsessed with blood oranges , but I’ve never tried them in a smoothie — so smart! As always, your photos are gorgeous!
Jameson Fink says
Blood oranges are my favorite fruit. If anything makes me look forward to a dreary Seattle winter, it’s the arrival of them!
ANNA| ANNAdventure says
I love to drink smoothies year-round mostly because I am terrible at getting in my daily dose of fruits and veggies… I love blood orange and cannot wait to try this smoothie! Sounds super yum!
Jennifer Janz/A Fabulous Food Stylist says
Love those beautiful blood oranges. Pretty pics and looks like a delicious smoothie recipe! Another excuse to buy more blood oranges 🙂
Christina @ The Beautiful Balance says
And that’s how cashew milk + blood orange became my new combo obsession! This looks incredible! Pinning now
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
I just love this flavour!! Looks lovely!
I too couldn’t resist the blood oranges at Trader Joe’s. Hadn’t thought about putting them in a smoothie, great idea!
amanda @ fake ginger says
I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for blood oranges. Totally making this as soon as I find them.
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
Blood oranges are the BEST! Love this recipe 🙂
For something a bit less juicy try a “BLOODY HONEY”: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk – 1 whole pineapple (a smaller one works best) – 1 and 1/2 blood orange – a handful of ice – and… wait for it… 1 heaping spoonful of Manuka honey! Cool, crispy and obsessively yummy 🙂
The Frosted Vegan says
Ohh that sounds so lovely!