Orange Banana Smoothie

Plant-Based Recipes / Smoothies / Orange Banana SmoothieThis Simple Orange Banana Smoothie is loaded with plant-powered goodness and nutrients to give you energy. The best kind of “fast” food is a green smoothie, hands down. This one is simply delicious and incredibly delicious. Chances are you’ve already got everything on hand that you need to […]

Recipe for green smoothie with banana and orange

This Simple Orange Banana Smoothie is loaded with plant-powered goodness and nutrients to give you energy.

The best kind of “fast” food is a green smoothie, hands down. This one is simply delicious and incredibly delicious. Chances are you’ve already got everything on hand that you need to blend up this orange banana smoothie.

I am a runner and fueling my body with plants helps keep me energized and in good health – I don’t want anything to slow me down! After a long run, I love to blend up a green smoothie to rehydrate and replenish my electrolytes. To give myself an extra boost, I’ll often use coconut water in place of plain water.

Taking my smoothies on the go in reusable jars has made all the difference. After a workout, I’m much less likely to drive through fast food when I have a smoothie blended and ready to down. You with me?

Ingredients in Orange Banana Smoothie

We’ve packed in the goodness with spinach, banana and oranges. That’s it…. and all you really need here. Oranges and bananas are taken for granted. It’s seems like they’re always readily available on kitchen counters and cafeterias all over. But the reason they are so popular is probably due to the fact that we’ve come to rely on them for their vitamin C and potassium. But there are other benefits to oranges and bananas.

Health Benefits of Oranges

Like I said, oranges are a great source of vitamin C. When I’m feeling on the edge of a cold, I definitely start eating more oranges (or adding them to my smoothies!) and other foods high in vitamin C. This orange banana smoothie is loaded with vitamin c!

Oranges have other health benefits too. They are high in dietary fiber, which is essential for digestive function, but also to help reduce high cholesterol levels and keep blood sugar stable.

Healthy Orange Banana Smoothie

In addition to vitamin C and dietary fiber, oranges are also a good source of folate, vitamins A and B1, and B5 (pantothenic acid), which is essential for making blood cells and converting the food we eat into energy. Oranges also contain essential minerals potassium, copper, and calcium.

Health Benefits of Banana

Bananas are one of the greatest fruits out there, in my opinion. One medium banana provides 25% the recommended daily amount of vitamin B6, 14% vitamin C, 14% manganese, 11% fiber, 10% copper and biotin, and 9% potassium. Foods rich in potassium may help improve cardiovascular health.

Bananas are low on the glycemic scale, making them a good fruit to eat if you’re watching your blood sugar levels. Even though bananas contain around 15 grams of total sugar in one medium piece of fruit, they also contain 3 grams of fiber and pectin. Bananas contain FOS (fructooligosaccharides) that aren’t broken down in the digestive tract until the lower intestine where bacteria aids in metabolizing the FOS. Eating bananas has shown to increase the healthy bacteria in the gut. More reasons to love bananas!

How To Store Orange Banana Smoothie

If you want to blend your orange banana smoothie ahead of time, I recommend adding a little squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the jar. This helps preserve the smoothie. It has to be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. In the fridge, a smoothie will stay good for 1-3 days depending on the ingredients used. Keep in mind that really ripe fruit can start to ferment in the blended smoothie and could cause the container to leak or explode.

Smoothies can be frozen in wide-mouth canning jars. Leave a little head room at the top for expansion. To thaw either place in the fridge overnight or place the jar in cool (not hot!) water to thaw. Give the jar a little shake if the smoothie has separated.

Orange Banana Smoothie

This orange banana smoothie is also known as "Simple Citrus". I like to drink this smoothie post run. If I'm doing a long run, I'll swap the water for coconut water to help replenish my electrolytes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Servings: 1
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Jen Hansard


  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 oranges
  • 1/2 banana


  • BLEND: Place spinach, water and oranges in blender.
  • PUREE: Ingredients until smooth and making sure all leafy chunks are gone.
  • ADD:  Toss in the banana and blend again.


  • If using a high powered blender, you can add all ingredients at once and blend. 


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 3293IU | Vitamin C: 118mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Josh says:

    Yummy. I make this plus add chia seeds

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Chia seeds are such a great way to up that fiber, protein and Omega-3 content! Cool add!

  2. Holly says:

    I doubled the recipe & used coconut water. Delicious! Thank you!

  3. Diana says:

    Tasty and nutritious! I love the fresh taste.

  4. Nancy McDonnell says:

    Easy to make and tastes amazing. Definitely will do again. (I even added the Simple Green Protein to make it a meal for lunch). Trying to do the 30 days challenge to add more veggies into my diet. 🙂

  5. Ambriel says:

    I just have a question. On the nutrition facts, it says that its around 28 grams of sugar? is that just because of the natural sugars?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jen says:

      Yeah— since we’re blending whole fruits (no powders or juices) you’re also getting additional fiber. The fiber helps slow down the absorption of the fruit sugars into your body and give you sustained energy.

  6. Lucy says:

    Delicious and orangey! I love this combo

  7. Sowmya says:

    Really nice

  8. Keshelle Davis says:

    I loved this one. It’s refreshing!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      I do, too! It’s so tasty and really simple with only 4 ingredients!

  9. Susan says:

    I have a question about oranges: do you peel them first, or slice them and use them rind and all? Recipe doesn’t make it clear. Thanks.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Susan, great question! We like to either peel our oranges or use a knife and slice the outer rind off. We try to keep as much of the pith (the white stuff!) on as possible because that has more vitamin C than the fruit itself! Plus, it’s a great source of fiber. Here’s a post on all things peels I think you’ll find very helpful. 🙂 To Peel or Not to Peel?

  10. Nicole Cole says:


    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Nicole,

      Yum is the perfect word to describe this smoothie =P

  11. Dolores Johnson says:

    I liked the taste of this smoothie. I added 1T of coconut oil & 2T of vanilla protein powder to make it a meal.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Dolores,

      That sounds super tasty! Thank you for sharing how you made this smoothie in a meal replacement 🙂

  12. Jessica says:

    Oh I was also confused if I was supposed to peel the orange first or leave on the skin??? Just because in the shopping list the oranges in the other recipes specified “peeled”.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Jessica,

      You can totally leave the peel on your orange if you are up to it. I would suggest starting off with only a small amount of the peel first because it can be a little too intense for your stomach the first time you consume it.

  13. Jessica says:

    It really was simple! I’m not a big orange juice fan. But this was good. My 8 year olds favorite from week 1

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Jessica,

      Thanks for sharing! We love hearing when little rawkstars love our recipes too 🙂

  14. Jill says:

    This was one of my two faves from Week 1! The other one was Day 3 – Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.

  15. Gayathri says:

    Simple and amazing!

  16. Tanya says:


  17. Bonnie Good says:

    I used coconut water and kale instead of spinach. Yum

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Bonnie,

      Kale yeah!! Love that you swapped out spinach for kale on this recipe.


  18. Clare Jones says:

    Love it. Use small whole orange. Tastey and filling

  19. Anita says:

    Five stars for simple citrus. Added cia seeds and zinc powder.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Anita,

      I personally love adding chia seeds to all of my smoothies. The zinc powder has so many benefits especially for keeping any colds away that might be creeping up.

  20. Nice recipe. I added ground flax for my fiber.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Martianne,

      That sounds like a really good addition to this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

  21. Michelle says:

    I tried this one again on 1/5 – but I peeled the oranges. Love it – so smooth and creamy and delicious!

  22. Jessica says:

    Very simple and easy. I added a little salt and coconut oil and then a frozen banana half to make it cold. It was delicious.

  23. Patricia says:

    Liked this smoothie better the second time around as I used frozent fruit and cold water.

  24. Anette Stahl says:

    Day 5. Refreshing and a bit tangy almost bitter but in a nice way! Added some coconut oil too.
    #simplegreensmoothies #simplegreensmoothies30daychallenge

  25. Pam says:

    Light and refreshing!

  26. Ronna Acevedo says:

    I love this smoothie, it’s so easy and so good!

  27. Kim Aumonier says:

    Delicious! My kids loved it too, guess I’ll have to make more next time!

  28. Erica Marquez says:

    Delicious! I even got my 5 year old to drink some and she doesn’t like spinach.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Erica,

      That is so awesome!! We love hearing when kids approve our recipes 🙂

  29. Giselle Ferguson says:

    Super simple recipe! Great taste, perfect for beginners just trying out green smoothies.

  30. Stephanie Nicholson says:

    Very tasty and simple!

  31. My family loved this recipe. It was light, sweet and refreshing. We ate it with eggs and toast for a complete meal.

  32. Julie says:

    Simply delish!

  33. Rachelle Roberts says:

    This one is so yummy, I love the creaminess the banana gives. So simple and so perfect!

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  35. Julie Soares says:

    Delicious! Even the kids loved this one. Will be a staple!

  36. Aimee Dewar says:

    This was so delicious. You can’t go wrong with oranges and bananas! All 5 of us drank it.

  37. Lauren Gonzalez says:

    Simple smoothie that was sweet but not too sweet. My boys helped me make it and said it was one of their favorites! 🙂 Love the Vit C boost during this time
    of year.

  38. Barb says:

    this is good! I would never have thought to put an orange in a smoothie….

  39. Kristin says:

    My family all loved this smoothie!

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