Sunshine Smoothie

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This Sunshine Smoothie is summer in a glass! It’s bright and refreshing with only five ingredients. I love it for an afternoon snack or post-workout refuel! This smoothie is refreshing, citrusy, and hydrating.

Sunshine Smoothie

This Sunshine Smoothie is giving me brightness, life and all the good vibes lately.  It is simple to make and tastes so creamy, citrusy and refreshing! When I’m craving something nourishing and fun this is what I make. I usually enjoy it first thing in the morning or as a post-workout snack. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness to brighten up your day.

Sunshine Smoothie Ingredients

Sunshine Smoothie Ingredients

To make this smoothie you only need five ingredients:

  • Orange
  • Frozen mango
  • Milk of choice
  • Dates
  • Ice

Together they create a bright and uplifting smoothie that tastes sweet and satisfying.  My husband absolutely loves this smoothie after a workout and my kids keep requesting it first thing in the morning.  It is never a bad time to make this vitamin-C packed smoothie!

Orange Mango Smoothie Recipe
Orange Smoothie Recipe
Sunshine Smoothie in Blender

Health Benefits of Oranges

As we all know, oranges provide loads of immune-boosting vitamin C! Evidence even suggests that for some people, high doses of vitamin C might actually shorten a cold by as much as one and a half days. In addition, vitamin C fights free radicals to prevent or delay certain cancers and heart disease. It is essential for the growth and repair of bodily tissues, helps heal wounds and repairs and maintains healthy cartilage, bones, teeth and skin.

Vegan Sunshine Smoothie Recipe

All About Mangoes

Mangoes are naturally sweet and are such a wonderful fruit that can satisfy your sweet tooth while packing in important nutrients.  Mangos offer fiber, potassium and vitamins A and C, which together boost immunity, improve heart health and reduce your risk for many chronic diseases.

Orange Smoothie

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, soy-free, refined sugar-free and peanut-free.  It also has a nut-free option! If you give this a try, please snap a pic and tag #eatingbyelaine and @eatingbyelaine on InstagramTwitter or Facebook so I can see your creations.

Orange Sunshine Smoothie

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Orange Sunshine Smoothie

Sunshine Smoothie


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 3 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Sunshine Smoothie is summer in a glass! It’s bright and refreshing with only five ingredients. I love it for an afternoon snack or post-workout refuel! This smoothie is refreshing, citrusy, and hydrating.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted (soaked in advance if you do not have a high speed blender)
  • 1 large navel orange, skin removed
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened mango chunks
  • 1 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk (or plain, unsweetened milk of choice)
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place dates, orange, mango and milk in your blender in the order listed (dates first). Blend until smooth and creamy. Add ice and blend again until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Breakfast or Snack
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, nut-free option

Keywords: mango orange smoothie

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2 Comments

  1. Elaine Q

    This is a sugar addict’s dream: two of the sweetest fruits, plus dates, too. OMG.

    Many Americans work so diligently on our healthy diets, spend more on organics, hunt down exotic superfoods, etc. But most of us also try to maintain our sugar addiction.

    I don’t mean to pick on you and your delightful recipes. It’s everywhere: keto products/recipes with monkfruit levels that match the taste of Snickers bars, Paleo or vegan brownies with 20-30 grams of sugar per serving.

    People who actually cut back on sugar change their sugar tooth and can barely eat or drink the ‘normal’ sugary snacks that fill our health food stores. Something to think about.

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    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you, Elaine!

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