This is one of my favorite easy fruit smoothies! It's made with bright and delicious citrus, and easily blends to be frosty and delicious.
I love making this orange and grapefruit smoothie because it's centered around citrus and tropical fruit.
The flavors are light and refreshing in this tropical smoothie recipe and truly taste like vacation!
I also like having the option to make a smoothie without yogurt. I love using plant based yogurt in my smoothies, but I don't always have it on hand. This recipe still turns out deliciously creamy.
Grapefruit: Adding grapefruit and making this a grapefruit smoothie, is relatively unique in the smoothie world. I feel that the tartness of this fruit turns most people away from adding it to their blender. I think it makes the prettiest pink smoothie and adds a great pop of flavor.
Orange: Another star of the show in this recipe. The orange is a key player and adds delicious flavors and bright color to this tropical drink.
Pineapple: Another tropical fruit in this recipe, but one that's still important. Like the orange, the pineapple brings major flavors and sweetness to the table.
Banana: I love using bananas in my smoothie recipes, and freezing them in advance to make things super frosty and creamy. Make sure you freeze the banana (peeled and sliced) at least an hour before blending.
Oat Milk: This is my liquid base of choice in this recipe because it will make your smoothie extra creamy. I usually opt for unsweetened and unflavored oat milk, but you can spice things up if you prefer.
See recipe card below for quantities.
This is a really easy recipe, just the way I like it!
Step 1: Simply add everything to your blender and blend until your smoothie is nice and mixed.
Step 2: Transfer to a bowl or cup, garnish as desired, and enjoy.
Top Tips and Substitutions
Freeze your fruit: I always use frozen fruit in my smoothie recipes. This allows you to have a frozen and frosty smoothie without needed to dilute it with ice.
You'll want to make sure everything is washed as needed, then peeled (banana, citrus, etc.), and sliced before freezing.
At the very least, freeze the banana, and add a scoop of ice.
Omit the banana: If you either don't have one on hand, or just want to make a smoothie without banana, you can leave it out of the recipe and add ½ cup of vegan yogurt and a cup of ice in its place.
I like this recipe because it tells you how to make a smoothie with frozen fruit and milk, (vegan milk). But I also like giving people the option to use a vegan yogurt.
If you aren't familiar with plant based yogurts, you can head to this guide about vegan yogurts.
If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to try these next:
- 1 cup oat milk
- 1 banana frozen
- ½ cup orange frozen
- ½ cup grapefruit frozen
- ½ cup pineapple frozen
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer to a bowl or cup, garnish or add any desired toppings, and enjoy.
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