Immune Boosting 4 Ingredient Smoothie
Tangy and delicious vitamin C packed strawberry orange banana smoothie made with fresh fruit and creamy almond milk. This easy, 4-ingredient smoothie is vegan and perfect for adding a boost of your favorite protein. A wonderful, healthy breakfast or snack! AND your kids will love it too!
Ingredients in this strawberry orange banana smoothie recipe
You’ll need just 4 simple ingredients to make this dairy free strawberry orange banana smoothie:
- Frozen strawberries: I recommend using frozen strawberries instead of fresh so that you don’t need to add additional ice cubes.
- Banana: feel free to use a fresh or frozen one to naturally sweeten this smoothie.
- Orange: there’s no orange juice concentrate in this recipe, just one fresh orange packed with vitamin C.
- Almond milk: to help get the right consistency and keep the smoothie vegan & dairy free. You can use any milk you’d like but I like to use almond or cashew milk. For a tropical twist, try coconut milk.
- Toppings: I love topping this smoothie with fresh banana or strawberry slices! Feel free to unsweetened coconut flakes. Yum!
Don’t like bananas? You can easily swap 1 cup frozen pineapple for a delicious, tropical flavor!
- Flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals as well as healthy plant-based fatty acids. It’s especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Usually a tablespoon is plenty!
- Chia seeds: add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber. Great to slow down digestion and keep you fuller longer!
- Hemp seeds: for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.
- Oats: add about 1/3 cup oats to your smoothie for an additional thickness & heartiness. Do not use steel cut oats as they will not blend well.
- Organic spinach: if you’re looking to get more greens in your smoothie, try adding a few cups of spinach. It may turn the smoothie a different color, but you won’t be able to taste the spinach.
- Greek yogurt: add a boost of protein with a scoop of Greek yogurt (or your favorite, dairy free yogurt). You may have to reduce the almond milk to 1/2 cup in this smoothie when adding yogurt.
- Protein powder or collagen peptides: another great way to add some protein. I recommend a plain or vanilla flavored protein powder in this recipe. Vegan, collagen and whey all work! I LOVE BPI’s new Veggie Protein line – you can check that out here in the web-exclusive section of the store. RYALL saves you 20%
Makes 2 servings.
Serving size: 1 smoothie. Calories: 120 cals Fat: 1.5g Carbohydrates: 28.8g Fiber: 5g Sugar (fructose): 17.1g Protein: 1.9g *boost this by 20-25g by adding a scoop of protein.