Monday, February 27, 2012

Blood Orange Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

Blood Orange Pineapple Spinach Smoothie recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


We had several blood oranges in our Chow Box this week. I was excited to try them and see how the flavor might be different from regular navel oranges. When I opened the box and saw them next to the spinach, I decided right then to make smoothies for an afternoon snack.

The blood oranges were more tart than regular oranges. So, I added an extra banana and some frozen pineapple as well. We all enjoyed these smoothies. If you are making this with regular orange juice, a single banana would probably be all that you need.

Blood Orange Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
(printable recipe)

1 cup orange juice, I used the juice from 4 medium size blood oranges
a large bunch of spinach, approx 4-6 ounces - if the stems are very long, trim the excess
1-2 small bananas, frozen is best
1 cup frozen pineapple tidbits

Layer ingredients into the blender in the order listed above. Puree until smooth. Enjoy!

Makes (2) 12 ounce smoothies

14 comments:

  1. I just purchased a blood orange yesterday for the first time, interested to try it out. My husband and I both thought it had a grapefruit taste to it. I don't know what I was thinking, for some reason I thought they'd be sweet :)

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  2. what nice smoothie! I love them!

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  3. You are the smoothie queen! I've gotta get some blood oranges and have some fun. My husband has been asking for green smoothie recipes - printing this for him!

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  4. We've been receiving blood oranges as well and am liking the idea of combining them with bananas and pineapple. :-)

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  5. You always get me with your Smoothies Mary. I look and think, "Wow,that's really green!" and then I get a little scared. BUT I look at your enticing list of ingredients and feel compelled to try it! P.S. Thanks for the email advice for my cauliflower appetizer!

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  6. Sounds interesting! And again, I just LOVE the color & the addition of spinach sounds great! But I don't think so my sons like the color! They just got freaked out every time they see green color drinks! I guess I have to try harder to convince them.

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  7. Smoothie's are a life saver - did your kids go for it?
    Mary x

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    1. Absolutely. Although, they think it's so funny to put carrot tops into smoothies, they were bummed we didn't have more of them to add to this one.

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  8. I love the color of this smoothie. Your so creative with each of your smoothies. I love how healthy they are.

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  9. Love all the smoothies you've been whipping up! So healthy and delicious looking! You are super-creative... :D

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  10. This is probably a stupid question, but when you freeze you bananas do you leave the peel on or peel them first?

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    1. I usually peel a bunch of bananas and then freeze them all together in a gallon size ziploc bag. That way, I can remove however many I need at a time. Good luck!

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  11. How many calories,protein, fiber is this smoothie???

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    1. Here is a link for a recipe calculator you can use to figure it out. I don't track that information myself. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp

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