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 varieties 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?


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

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Orange Flavor Pairings

Red Wine Vinegar, Spearmint, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon (Ground), Cider Vinegar, Rosemary, Cranberries, Starfruit, Fig, Lime, Kiwifruit, Plum, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Tangerine, Pineapple, Watermelon, Strawberry, Broccoli, Brussel Sprout, Celery, Kale, Endive, Mushroom (shiitake), Garlic, Onion, Snap peas, Parsnip, Rutabega, Radish, Jicama, Watercress, Yam, Shallots, Fennel Bulb, Radicchio, Sesame Seeds, Hazelnuts, Pecans, Quinoa (raw), Cilantro, Lettuce (butterhead), Sweet Potato, Blackberry, Apple, Almonds, Banana, Avocado (commercial), Balsamic Vinegar, Basil (fresh), Brown Sugar, Cabbage (red), Chard (swiss), Tofu (soft), Apricot, Coconut Meat, Collard Greens, Grapes, Honey, Horseradish Tree Pod, Olive Oil, Peppermint, Pumpkin, Squash (butternut), Beet Root, Black Pepper, Cauliflower, Arugula, Beet Greens, Carrot, Blueberry, Dandelion Greens, Maca Powder, Date (medjool), Pomegranate, Spinach, Maple Syrup, Peach, Parsley, Pear, Turnip, Walnuts, Papaya, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mango, Onion (spring/scallion), Ginger Root, Asparagus, Melon (cantaloupe),
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.
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
Copper 0.045mg
Magnesium 10.0mg
Phosphorus 14.0mg
Selenium 0.5µg
Zinc 0.07mg
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 86.75g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific Name Citrus sinensis
Nitrogen Factor 6.25
Protein Factor 3.36
Fat Factor 8.37
Carb Factor 3.6