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Refreshing Orange Smoothies

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First of all, let’s talk about the color orange. Did you know that this vibrant color is associated with feelings of happiness, excitement, warmth, health, and prosperity? No wonder people of all ages love sipping on these colorful orange drinks! Because they are so appealing, I call these Refreshing Orange Smoothies cheery glasses of liquid sunshine! Now that should put a smile on anyone’s face.

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Refreshing Orange Smoothies

As you know, oranges are extremely juicy, naturally sweet and an excellent source of vitamins C and A, as well as B vitamins. In addition, they contain calcium, copper, potassium, pantothenic acid, folate, and fiber.

Refreshing Orange Smoothies

Since these smoothies require just a handful of ingredients, they are ready in a matter of minutes. The combination of oranges, fruit juice/nectar, milk, nutmeg, cinnamon and a touch of sweetener certainly provide a winning combination.

Refreshing Orange Smoothies

Orange Smoothies are naturally gluten-free and can easily be created dairy-free, providing yet another great health benefit. In my opinion, this beverage option is way better than sipping on sickening sweet, preservative laden soft drinks. It’s a fabulously refreshing drink for children and a delicious way to take in vitamins and minerals.

Interested in making Orange Smoothies an adult beverage?  Try adding Bacardi White Rum or Spiced Jeremiah Weed! (May not be suitable for gluten-free diets. Please check with the manufacturer before using.)

Refreshing Orange Smoothies

Summertime is always a good time for lounging at the pool with friends and a cold glass of fruity lemonade, peach teablackberry mojito, or a refreshing Orange Smoothie.



661 cal


8 g


151 g


8 g
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Refreshing Orange Apricot Smoothies

Yields 6 cups

A delicious and naturally gluten-free, refreshing smoothie that is ready in minutes.

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen 100% orange or orange-tangerine concentrate
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (apple, pear, papaya, mango or apricot nectar also work well)
  • 1 cup milk OR Dairy-Free Option - such as almond, cashew, coconut, rice, or soy milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar, or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (GF option: use a gluten-free brand of vanilla)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • Optional: 1 - 2 ounces Baccardi White Rum OR Spiced Jeremiah Weed, or to taste (May not be suitable for gluten-free diets. Please check with the manufacturer before using.)


  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients (except ice). Cover and blend until smooth.
  2. Add ice cubes and mix until slushy. Pour into chilled glasses. Serve immediately.

Refreshing Orange Smoothies

Here’s a toast to sunshine, happy days, and YOU!



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