By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
Hello, strawberry orange smoothie! This strawberry orange juice smoothie is the tastiest orange smoothie you'll ever sip. Plus, it's one of the easiest layered smoothies.
Looking for a mouth-watering layered smoothie recipe? Here you go! This strawberry smoothie with orange juice is delicious, nutritious, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face this morning.
It’s National Orange Juice Day! Celebrate with this orange strawberry layered smoothie, a breakfast that’s bursting with beneficial nutrients, fueling protein, and Florida sunshine.
Thanks to the folks at the Florida Department of Citrus for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions, as always, are my own.
My Sunny Childhood
I’ve lived in the New York City area for so long that many people don’t realize I’m from Florida. But I was born there, raised there, and went to college there!
And I’ll tell you a secret: I still have my Florida cell phone number that I got as a teenager. It makes sense that growing up in Florida, I enjoyed my fair share of orange juice.
My family’s fridge was always stocked with it, and I found a glass of it so refreshing on the numerous hot, sticky, and humid afternoons of my always-summery childhood.
Why This Strawberry Orange Smoothie is So Healthy
Love fruit smoothies? Nowadays, as a registered dietitian nutritionist, there are plenty of opportunities to drink Florida OJ straight up. But I also think it’s a great smoothie addition (you probably know by now how much I love my smoothies!).
So I created an orange strawberry smoothie recipe that’s reminiscent of my Florida youth. The fresh orange smoothie is bright, sunny, and cheery, with orange juice and strawberry layers.
It also reminds me of the drinks I used to buy at Orange Julius when I was a kid. I wish I had that Orange Julius recipe now!
If you love orange, you'll love this smoothie. And while you’ll hit your daily quota of fruit servings with this strawberry and orange smoothie, it’s not all fruit: I added plain Greek yogurt for a protein boost.
In this orange strawberry smoothie, you get 15 grams of the power nutrient. The layered protein smoothie will help you stay full till lunchtime or snack time (whichever comes first!). Make sure to blend until smooth!
Health Benefits of Orange Juice
You probably already know that orange juice is bursting with the immune-helping antioxidant, vitamin C. And it's always a good idea to incorporate immunity-boosting foods into your day.
But did you know that 100% OJ also contains many other nutrients? I’m going to tell you about a handful of the really important ones, which you get from sipping this orange juice strawberry smoothie.
This mineral helps counteract the effects of sodium and can help control your blood pressure levels. An 8-ounce glass of Florida OJ is a good source of potassium.
100% OJ also contains this mineral, which helps athletic recovery by aiding muscle function and replenishing electrolytes.
You might be wondering what the heck this is! I only recently learned myself, over the summer at a nutrition conference in Copenhagen. A powerful flavonoid (a type of antioxidant), hesperidin has many potential beneficial effects.
It could help brain health by helping reduce inflammation and maintaining blood flow to the inner parts of your noggin. And 100% orange juice contains the pulp, juice, and peel of the orange—all of which contain hesperidin, making the beverage one of the few significant sources of the antioxidant.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about OJ portion size (which I’m always thinking about as a dietitian), here’s what you need to know.
The recommended serving size for kids is 4 to 6 ounces daily, while the recommended amount for adults is 8 ounces daily. You can incorporate the beverage into a healthy weight loss or weight maintenance plan.
Ready to Make a Layered Smoothie?
Ready to whip up this delicious orange strawberry smoothie? Make this layered smoothie for breakfast tomorrow, or serve it for a Mother’s Day breakfast. It looks so impressive, yet is so easy to blend up!
How to make a strawberry orange smoothie? You simply make each layer of the smoothie with frozen fruit, place them in the freezer, and combine the layers!
Because you're using the frozen fruit, you don't even need any ice cubes. You can of course add ice if you want your drink extra cold.
Now, that's a quick and easy recipe. You don't even need any fresh oranges or fresh strawberries for this smoothie.
More Healthy Smoothie Ideas
I hope you love this strawberry orange juice smoothie recipe as much as I do. Want more ideas for the best healthy smoothies to blend up?
I bet you'll also enjoy:
Let me how you enjoy this strawberry smoothie recipe with orange juice. Then tell me: What are your favorite ways to enjoy orange juice?
Orange Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 ½ bananas, frozen
- 5 ounces 100 percent orange juice, divided
- 8 strawberries, frozen
- ½ cup 2 percent fat plain Greek yogurt
- Blend together bananas and 3 ounces orange juice.
- Pour into glass, cover, and freeze for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, rinse out blender; blend together strawberries, yogurt, and remaining orange juice.
- Remove orange juice smoothie layer from freezer, and top with strawberry smoothie layer. Serve immediately.
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