This healthy and delicious Blood Orange 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.
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.
The ingredient list:
- Blood Oranges
- 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.
Additional blood orange recipes:
- Blood Orange Jam from The View from Great Island
- Blood Orange Buttermilk Poundcake from White on Rice Couple
- Blood Orange Bars from No Spoon Necessary
- Blood Orange Blueberry Salad with Feta Cheese (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen
Healthy Blood Orange Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
- 2 blood oranges peeled
- 1½ cups fresh blueberries
- 1½ cups organic baby lettuces
- 2 cups almond milk
- 3-4 tablespoons protein powder I use vanilla flavored
- ice cubes optional
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until creamy.
- Drink immediately.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's blood orange breakfast smoothie recipe as much as I've enjoyed sharing it with you!
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!