Making Smoothies with Oranges

Oranges are round citrus fruits that grow on evergreen trees (like their cousin the lemon). Oranges range in flavor from sweet to bitter, and contain juicy, pulpy flesh. Over 600 varieites of oranges exist today. The most commonly found varieties include the navel and valencia oranges (which are both sweet and good for juicing). Brazil is the largest producer of oranges in the world, producing roughly one third of the world's orange crop.

Fun Facts

  • The orange tree is the most common fruit tree grown in the world
  • Most green oranges are perfectly ripe. The green skin of an orange indicates that it is full of Chlorophyll (the green pigment responsible for absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis).

Peel it?

Definitely!

Orange has some extremely bitter oil in it. If you blend that you're going to have a bad time. Seeds can also add some bitter taste, so either use navel oranges or de-seed as best as you can.


Smoothie Recipes with Oranges

Gotta Have My Pops

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Beet & Berry 'em

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Be-Greener

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Apple Ginga

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Minx

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Orange Flavor Pairings

Blackberry, Grapes, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Melon (cantaloupe), Apple, Apricot, Arugula, Asparagus, Avocado (commercial), Banana, Basil (fresh), Beet Root, Blueberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Broccoli, Cabbage (red), Carrot, Date (medjool), Endive, Fennel Bulb, Fig, Garlic, Ginger Root, Dandelion Greens, Honey, Horseradish Tree Pod, Jicama, Kiwifruit, Lettuce (butterhead), Mango, Maple Syrup, Peppermint, Spearmint, Mushroom (shiitake), Almonds, Walnuts, Olive Oil, Onion, Papaya, Parsley, Parsnip, Pear, Black Pepper, Pineapple, Plum, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Radicchio, Radish, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Rutabega, Onion (spring/scallion), Sesame Seeds, Shallots, Snap peas, Spinach, Squash (butternut), Starfruit, Turnip, Brown Sugar, Sweet Potato, Tofu (soft), Vanilla Extract, Balsamic Vinegar, Cider Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Watercress, Yam, Cranberries, Peach, Tangerine, Watermelon, Brussel Sprout, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard (swiss), Cilantro, Beet Greens, Collard Greens, Kale, Cinnamon (Ground), Coconut Meat, Maca Powder,
Orange Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 47.0
Calories from Fat 1.08
Total Fat 0.12g
Saturated Fat 0.015g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.025g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 0.0mg
Potassium 181.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.75g
Dietary Fiber 2.4g
Sugars 9.35g
Protein 0.94g
Vitamin A 11.0µg
Vitamin C 53.2mg
Calcium 40.0mg
Iron 0.1mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins
Choline 8.4mg
Folate 30.0µg
Niacin 0.282mg
Riboflavin 0.04mg
Thiamin 0.087mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.06mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.18mg
Vitamin K 0.0µg
Minerals
Copper 0.045mg
Magnesium 10.0mg
Phosphorus 14.0mg
Selenium 0.5µg
Zinc 0.07mg
Other
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 86.75g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific NameCitrus sinensis
Nitrogen Factor6.25
Protein Factor3.36
Fat Factor8.37
Carb Factor3.6