Healthy Blood Orange Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

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This healthy and delicious Blood Orange Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie will start your day off on the right foot! With plenty of vitamin C, powerful antioxidants, fiber, and added protein it will keep you feeling full and energized all morning long.

2 blood orange blueberry breakfast smoothies with a bowl of blood oranges, blueberries and lettuces
Is it any coincidence that citrus season (January – April) runs in conjunction with cold and flu season? I think not.

Do you get enough vitamin C in your diet? If I’m being honest, I probably don’t. However, this year I am trying to be more mindful about my daily fruit intake, and I’m trying to make sure I get at least two helpings of fruit in a day.

I’ve found that blending up a morning smoothie is a really good way to do just that. This Blood Orange Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie is one of my very favorites.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making this healthy breakfast smoothie is available near the end of this post. 

Blood orange smoothie in a glass with title text in upper right hand corner

 

The ingredient list;

  • Blood Oranges
  • Blueberries
  • Organic Baby Lettuces
  • Almond Milk
  • Protein Powder
  • Ice Cubes

This winter season has been a difficult one because many people have been suffering from bad colds, and there’s been a nasty flu bug that seems to want to hang on forever.

I, however, have been one of the fortunate ones and only mildly suffered from a tiny cold that lasted only three days, and the flu hasn’t darkened our doorstep at all this winter *knock wood* even though a lot of people at my husband’s work have been out sick.

Together, we’ve remained healthy.

Is it because we start off our days with drinks like this blood orange blueberry breakfast smoothie? Well, it sure doesn’t hurt, that’s for sure!

What are some of the differences between blood oranges and navel oranges?

  • Like navel oranges, blood oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.
  • However, blood oranges also contain the pigment, anthocyanin, which is what gives them their distinctive color. Anthocyanin is also found in blueberries and sweet cherries. This pigment helps protects your cells from oxidative damage and may help reduce the risk of heart disease. 
  • Navel oranges are typically sweeter than blood oranges which tend to be slightly tart in flavor.
2 blood orange blueberry breakfast smoothies with straws and a bowl of cut oranges
Start your day the healthy and nutritious way!

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blood orange breakfast smoothie with blueberries
Healthy Blood Orange Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This healthy and delicious Blood Orange Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie will start your day off on the right foot! With plenty of vitamin C, powerful antioxidants, fiber, and added protein, it will keep you feeling full and energized all morning long.
Course: breakfast smoothie, Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blood orange smoothie
Servings: 2
Calories: 109 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 2 blood oranges peeled
  • cups fresh blueberries
  • cups organic baby lettuces
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 3-4 tablespoons protein powder I use vanilla flavored
  • ice cubes optional
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until creamy.

  2. Drink immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Blood Orange Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 29.9%
Calcium 31.2%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s blood orange breakfast smoothie recipe as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you!

Two glasses of blood orange smoothies with assorted lettuces on a wooden board.
Cheers to your good health!!

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4 Comments

  1. Meagen Brosius


    Smoothies are such a great way to start eh day. I love finding ones like this that are unique and delicious! Yum!

  2. Dara Michalski


    Blood oranges are one of my favorite winter fruits! And I love that you snuck in a big portion of greens. Great way to start the day!

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