Citrus Vegan Smoothie


Jump to Recipe Plant-Based Recipes • Citrus Vegan Smoothie This simple Citrus Vegan Smoothie is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients to help boost your energy levels in minutes. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the health benefits of this tasty smoothie. Green smoothies and plant-based eating are becoming more and […]

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This simple Citrus Vegan Smoothie is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients to help boost your energy levels in minutes. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the health benefits of this tasty smoothie.

Green smoothies and plant-based eating are becoming more and more popular (hello Beyonce!). People are looking to add more plants to their diet because the results don’t lie. And well, that’s our goal here at SGS. We want to inspire everyone to eat more plants and blend green smoothies with us.

What’s in this vegan smoothie

This citrus vegan smoothie contains some of my favorite fruits: pineapple, oranges, banana, and mango. What makes it green is the fresh spinach (that you won’t even be able to taste, but your body will thank you!).

What you won’t find in here is anything using animals— cow’s milk, yogurt, honey, etc. Some of this foods can cause digestive and skin issues, so we stay away from it all when making smoothies. And you know what? They taste even better and I feel even better!

You can blend this smoothie any time of year because the ingredients are available year-round fresh and frozen. If you’re on a budget, I recommend sticking with frozen fruit (and look to Costco to save the most).

Vegan Smoothie Ingredients

Add Plants, Crave More, Live Better

When I was 28 years old with two babies…. I realized hadn’t been giving my body the right kind of fuel. Instead of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, I was living off of coffee, Lucky Charms, and mac n’ cheese. I called myself the world’s unhealthiest vegetarian and I felt like crap.

Well, that all changed after that first taste of a green smoothie.

Thanks to childhood pickiness, portrayal in the media, and the color green, a lot of people think they don’t like veggies, especially leafy greens. By leaving those out of the diet, the body misses out on so many nutrients that it can’t get from other places. Vitamins and supplements still aren’t as good as eating your fruits and veggies.

Vegan Smoothie with spinanch and mango

How This Vegan Smoothie Can Change Your Life

Eating and living healthy starts with the desire to do so. It can be a scary thing to do. And I’m not suggesting everyone needs to adopt a vegan diet and lifestyle. I live by a “you do you” mantra. But it almost goes without saying that most people could benefit from eating more plants.

During the day the majority of us are accustomed to three meals and a few snacks. Swap one of those with a green smoothie and see what happens. If you’re like me, you’ll find your energy start to soar. Your tastebuds will change. You’ll start craving more plants. And who knows? Maybe it will inspire you to make other healthy changes like going for a daily walk, practicing good sleep hygiene (we even have a vegan smoothie that helps promote good sleep!)

Healthy starts with a green smoothie

My point is you don’t have to go crazy. Start with one thing: a vegan smoothie, and see where it takes you. Green smoothies have taken me on a journey to other nations, they’ve fueled my body to run marathons, they’ve given me energy to be a girl boss, a wife, a mother, and all of the other roles I fulfill.

The more plants you add to your diet, the more you’ll start to crave them. That’s exactly what happened to me when I first started drinking green smoothies. (I didn’t dive fully into vegan smoothies in the beginning, yet I quickly realized the results get even better when you do!)

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Citrus Vegan Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This delicious citrus vegan smoothie is bright, citrusy and refreshing when you’ve been sweating and hot on a hot summer day. It’s also called Citrus Breeze in my best-selling book, Simple Green Smoothies.



  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup mango
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 banana


  1. Blend the spinach, water, and oranges together until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.

For more vegan recipes, check out Top 7 Green Smoothies of all time.


Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

Keywords: spinach smoothie, citrus smoothie


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  1. Betsy Alvarez says:

    Super Tasty! Love the citrus flavor. Even my kids love it

  2. Hubsch Shirley says:

    Loved this … tasty banana with a punch of sweetness from the mango, orange and pineapple

  3. Samantha says:

    This was my first time using an orange in my smoothie and I will definitely be doing so in the future – I loved the taste! A great choice to start off the challenge.

  4. Julia says:

    I love the simplicity of these recipes! The one for today was no exception. I added the protein powder to make it a meal replacement and the smoothies have wonderful “staying” power with that additional factor! I did not freeze my banana because I thought they were too green and I wanted to give them the opportunity to ripen just a bit more. However, though very green on the outside, the banana was perfectly ripe on the inside and that added more banana flavor than I like. I enjoy a banana on its own, but prefer that the banana flavor not permeate so fully. Recipes with only half a banana or no banana are my favorite. Still, this was tasty and a nice full, smooth texture.

  5. sarah rau says:

    I love this smoothie. It was such a great way to start my morning! It is helping me stay on track for the day!

  6. Jessie says:

    Sooooo good! This tastes like a tropical vacation in a glass (which is helpful when we’re all stuck at home during a global pandemic). I added some hemp seeds to mine to add a little protein. I will definitely make this smoothie again!

  7. Jone says:

    One of my favorite smoothies. I add ginger to mine and omit the bananas…lots of energy.

  8. Jan says:

    This was delicious! Very refreshing.

  9. Daniella says:

    First smoothie of the challenge. I didn’t have pineapple (forgot to get from the store) so I replaced it with mango. It came out super creamy and delicious.

  10. Kristin says:

    The Citrus Vegan was great! I’d forgotten how much I love green smoothies. I’m so glad that this challenge has started!

  11. Nancy Devitt says:

    I replaced the water with coconut water. I ended up making 4 cups of smoothie . I used all frozen fruits and spinach. Talk about yummy.

  12. Jen says:

    This is a great start to the 10-day smoothie challenge. Creamy while not being able to taste the greens. I love greens in my smoothies but my family does not. So it was perfect in that sense.
    However, since I followed the recipe from the guidebook which states to use 1 banana, it was not as great as it could have been. (I am not a big fan of bananas in my smoothies). Nonetheless, it was still great; and filling. I may substitute with avocado time though.

  13. Shalona says:

    This smoothie lacks no good thing! It’s so smooth and delicious, which is why I am a big fan of using mostly frozen fruit. This smoothie lacks no good thing!

  14. Geri Luciani says:

    I love how thick, smooth, and creamy the texture is. It’s got a great taste as well. The citrus is subtle, but a nice twist. I blended this in my $20 Hamilton Beach blender, so I needed to first blend the water and spinach before adding prepped frozen fruit. I added two fresh clementines instead of the orange. Great smoothie.

  15. Dora Suarez says:

    Simple, sweet and tangy. As is a perfect mid-morning snack.

  16. Pam Brockett says:

    This was so good. It’s been awhile since I’ve done the green smoothies. I don’t know why I stopped. So healthy and so good. Thank you Jen for this challenge!

  17. Anna says:

    Loved this one! I always forget about throwing oranges in my green smoothies so it was a great add on. I was even able to get my fiance to drink a little of it and he was impressed that it was so sweet (he always expects the green smoothies to taste just like the spinach…). I totally think I can get him hooked on this 10 Day Challenge too!

  18. Terri says:

    Delicious! Couldn’t find mango so just left it out. I also used kale instead of spinach.

  19. Bobbi Bailey says:

    Had my morning smoothie after my morning workout and it gave me a boost of energy. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s smoothie. Love the taste of banana that comes through

  20. Sherry Baugh says:

    This smoothie was great to start the 10 day challenge!! Easy to make with frozen mango, pineapple and banana. Cool and delicious on a hot summer morning!! Just peeled the orange, dropped in a huge handful of spinach and blended with water.

  21. Kathy Overstreet says:

    Love this smoothie (Citrus Vegan) as it has subtle flavors popping out, such as the citrus taste and the mango! It will definitely be one I make again and again!!! 🙂

  22. Brittany says:

    This smoothie is delicious and will put you in a tropical state of mind. I made a double batch to help me get through all my work emails. And the SGS protein powder compliments the taste perfectly.

  23. Amy Marshall says:

    I have enjoyed this smoothie many times and it is so great!! Love the splash of citrus taste!

  24. Amber says:

    Great way to start my morning. Because of allergies, I had to replace mango with peaches. I will try it again and add a protein.

  25. Heather says:

    I added protein and it was a great start to my day!

  26. Laura says:

    This was freaking amazing! I added protein powder to make it a meal and fresh lemon basil from the garden. The basil really complimented the citrus and it was delicious!

  27. Sharah DeMena says:

    This was delicious and as someone who is allergic to caffeine it gave me a great push of energy this morning and I immediately got my workout in with that energy spike. Very excited about this 10 day challenge.

  28. Laura Peters says:

    I was really impressed with this smoothie. Even my daughter liked it once she tried it. I usually am not a fan of citrus in my smoothies as I find the texture of the orange off putting , but I had my oranges previous frozen which helped it blend very smoothly !

  29. Becky Cromwell says:

    Love how well the citrus blends with the spinach for this smoothie! Definitely a new fave!

  30. Christene says:

    Added a squeeze of lemon to take it over the top! Excited for the challenge.

  31. Deborah says:

    I had frozen pineapple and mango and did not feel like it would be enough so I added some ice cubes. I thought this smoothie could have used something to add some zip to it, but I don’t know what. Basil comes to mind. Maybe some nutmeg, I love the smell of nutmeg and have been on a nutmeg kick lately. It was good, it won’t be my favorite.

  32. Cristina Ribeiro says:


  33. Shannon Stroschein says:

    Love it!!! Simple and smooth and a great way to start my smoothie cleanse!

  34. Kate A says:

    I think I could drink this one every day! It’s like happiness in a smoothie 🙂 I used frozen mango and pineapple and it was the perfect temp.

  35. Adriana says:

    Sooooo yummy

  36. Darlene says:

    I made my different.
    2 cups spinach
    2 cups water
    1 cup of pineapple
    1 orange
    1 banana

    I love orange, pineapple, banana juice. Now I did it as a smoothie.

  37. Kim says:

    So sweet and delicious. Perfect summer night treat. 🙂

  38. Brandi Collis says:

    I have had tremendous results on my green smoothie challenge. I am down 7lbs since starting on January 1st but most of all I have so much more energy. I babysit a 2yr old and a 4 yr old and I can now keep up with them when they want to play “Superheroes”. I will continue to drink my green smoothies everyday even after the challenge is over. I just feel really good.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Brandi,

      Wow that is amazing that you are down 7lbs!! It’s so crazy how adding one green smoothie to your daily diet can make such a huge difference!

  39. Windy says:

    Simply freedom was the best!! All the smoothies ate so simple to make and enjoy.

  40. Martha Coleman says:

    Sweet and so fresh! You think you’re having dessert.

  41. Kathy says:

    Truthfully, I need to give all of the 30 day challenge recipes 5 stars! If I had to pick just one from week 3, it would be the one I had today: MANGO GREEN-A-COLADA
    1 cup kale
    1 cup coconut milk
    1 cup mango
    ½ cup pineapple

    ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and very creamy!!! 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      That is so awesome, Kathy!! We are so stoked that you loved every smoothie you tried. That’s a huge win for us!!

    • Amy says:

      Thanks for the recipe Kathy! I will try that – love coconut!!

  42. Yvonne Bishop says:

    Loving all the recipes and craving my smoothies in the heat wave we are having here in Australia

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Wow it sure sounds like this smoothie came at the perfect time for you!!


  43. Eve says:

    Citrus Breeze is perhaps my favorite smoothie recipe! It is so refreshing and makes me think of summer. Perfect for these dreary winter skies. Sometimes I even add coconut milk to make it extra creamy.

  44. Milagros says:

    Love it is really refreshing. Love the combination

  45. Sandra Simkins says:

    Freestyle today- OH My Grapefruit!
    Very tangy and refreshing! Great for a hot summer day! ☀️

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yay!!! So awesome you made this for your freestyle option! 🙂

  46. Holly T says:

    Very refreshing! I enjoyed it and so did my son. He now gets his own smoothie cup!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Love that! It’s the same in my house too. No more sharing because then I don’t get any =P

  47. Patricia says:

    Refreshing the second time around!

  48. Mireille says:

    Love this smoothie so much!!

  49. Joyce Moy says:

    I think this is another great one for those new to green smoothies! Yum!

  50. Kanndis says:

    Perfect for a 24-hour challenge that I am on with a current group. Thanks for encouraging us on our health journey.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Kanndis!

      That is awesome that we were a part of your own challenge as well. Super excited we could play a part in it!!

  51. Emily Pyatt says:

    This is a tropical dream!!! So good! My picky 10 year old loves it!

    • Marie Fraser says:

      The Citrus Breeze is my favorite so far!
      Love the 30 day challenge:)

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Tropical dream sounds like a great name for this smoothie as well 🙂 So happy that you and your 10 year old love this recipe!!

  52. Angelic Neal says:

    Omg omg omg absolutely delicious!!!! I loved it, my picky kids loved it so much I had to make a second batch. Yes score 5pts for mommy and 5 stars for this smoothie! #simplegreensmoothies #30daychallenge

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yay Angelic!!!

      I am so excited that you and your kids loved this recipe so much. That is a huge win for us here at SGS!!!

  53. Robin says:

    The vegan smoothie is delicious, but I don’t know if I like the taste of mango in there as much as I do in some of the others.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Robin,

      Feel free to substitute the mango with peaches, nectarines, papaya, or apricots if you are not liking that flavor.

  54. martha coleman says:

    OMG… I had this drink for 3 days in a row that’s how good it is!

  55. Carol says:

    Loved this combination, nice citrus flavor.

  56. Nina Roy says:

    Btw what can mango n pineapple be substituted for? Curious…

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Nina!

      You can substitute those for peaches, nectarines, papaya, and apricots.

      Hope that helps 🙂

  57. Nina Roy says:

    I love how I make this smoothie and puree fruits for my baby and she always picks the smoothie! Needless to say fav amongst our large household of 11!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Wow that is impressive that your whole family loves this smoothie!! That is a huge win for SGS 🙂


  58. Cathy A McCra says:

    Love this smoothie.! Just enough citrus. Yumm.

  59. Sandy says:

    One of my favorite smoothies. Just the right balance of fruits and vegetable creating a very tasty citrus drink

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Awesome, Sandy! I am so happy to hear that this recipe was perfect for you!

  60. Courtney says:

    This is a house favorite! My husband and I plus 3 boys- 1, 5 and 7 all love this smoothie!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      That is awesome Courtney! We love hearing that our recipe is a family favorite!!

  61. Rosalie I Shaw says:

    I think this is my new favorite smoothie! It tastes like happiness!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I love that saying, Rosalie!

      It really does taste like happiness =D

  62. Emily says:

    Tropical and delicious!

  63. Kelly says:

    I really thought this one would be too sweet for me but boy was I wrong. This one is my favorite so far!

  64. Sami Rice says:

    This one was delicious!

  65. Connie Bell says:

    Love love love this one. Great combo of friuts with kale.

  66. Jennifer Jacobs says:


  67. Erin says:

    Any smoothie that includes orange is a winner in my book. Love the bright and sweet taste of this one. Definitely adding this to my regular rotation.

  68. Amber says:

    Citrus Breeze is one of my favorite smoothies from simple green smoothies…

  69. Salem Snowdy says:

    This is my go-to recipe as I have these ingredients routinely in my home. SGS is the best place to get recipes AND inspiration!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Thanks Salem! We are so happy that you joined us for the 30 day challenge and found a new go-to recipe!! 🙂

  70. Molly says:

    Simply delicious!

  71. Stephanie Nicholson says:

    Very tasty with or without the orange! I love how refreshing this one is. It would be perfect in a hammock at the beach!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I can picture that setting perfectly! Sounds like the best place to drink this smoothie =D

  72. Beth Mastroianni says:

    I absolutely love the refreshing flavor of Citrus Breeze! After I finished drinking it I wanted to make another one. I am proclaiming this smoothie as my new favorite!

  73. Jody C. says:

    The Citrus Breeze is hands down one of my favorite smoothies from Simple Green. I would drink it every day if there weren’t so many other tasty smoothies too try as well.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yay!!! We love hearing that. Thank you so much for that awesome feedback!!

  74. Paula says:

    Loved this smoothie! Very fresh and sweet. It also filled me up for quite a while.

  75. Jada says:

    I love a good citrus smoothie on a cloudy, cold winter morning! Just what I need to brighten the day! I loved this smoothie, but I want to try it with almond milk next time.

  76. Brittany Gibson says:

    My idea of a green smoothie and my favorite to date! Simply delicious with a variety of ingredients!

  77. Darlene says:

    I LOVED the Citrus Blast recipe! I love citrus fruits but suffer from severe acid reflux but for some reason I can have them in a smoothie! It dosent bother me at all! The mix of pineapple and oranges is a favorite of mine!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I am so glad that even though you have acid reflux you can still enjoy your favorite fruits in a smoothie!

  78. Valerie W says:


  79. tiffany says:

    This one is a great combination. One of my favorites. Can’t wait to try it with coconut milk!

  80. DonnaA says:

    I could drink this smoothie every day and not get tired of it. Love orange, mango, pineapple & banana together!

  81. Brittany Spencer says:

    I used coconut water to add more of a tropical vibe. A new favorite for sure!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Oh yum!! Coconut water sounds like the perfect addition to this smoothie.

      Thank you for sharing!

  82. Kate says:

    Love this one! I don’t like mango so I substituted peach

  83. Patricia says:

    Citrus Breeze is the perfect name for this smoothie!

  84. Nancy Zuchowski says:

    This smoothie is soooooo good. I love anything with citrus and pineapple. This will definitely go on a freestyle day. 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yay we love hearing that Nancy!!

      Citrus fruits are definitely a winner in my book too 🙂

  85. Anita says:

    Five stars very good

  86. Shari says:

    Another winner! Very refreshing and bright green (my favorite) Thank you for another great recipe.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yay we love hearing that! So glad to hear that you love this recipe so much!

  87. Wendy says:

    I have a severely allergic reaction to pineapples so I added a cup of mango instead and kept everything else the same, I ended up making another one around three for a snack ..Love love this smoothie..

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Ohh mango sounds like a delicious substitute!! Thank you for sharing!

  88. Sandra Simkins says:

    I loved the Citrus Breeze! I’m renaming it Citrus Bliss! Oranges, bananas, pineapple, mango and spinach! Takes me to a tropical state of mind!

  89. Cecily says:

    I loved this one! So creamy and yummy to drink, definitely a keeper this one!

  90. Jeanine Long says:

    I so love this smoothie! And the color is wonderful. It’s a bright spot in the cold weather we are having today. I will pay for the citrus fruits with heartburn tomorrow but it’s completely worth it today!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I am so glad that you love this smoothie, Jeanine! Although I am sorry you normally have heartburn after. Hopefully this smoothie recipe was kind to you.

  91. Tanya says:

    I love all these fruits! Blending with greens is becoming a daily habit now, thanks for all the great recipe ideas!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yay Tanya! I am so glad that you are enjoying this challenge and all the new recipes!! 🙂

  92. Carys says:

    This was one of my favorites so far. We were out of pineapple so we made it without and it was still delicious! I am looking forward to trying it with pineapple soon!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      If you liked this smoothie without pineapple then I know you will love it with the added pineapple!! 🙂

  93. Really enjoyed Citrus Breeze! I’ve been trying different citrus fruits.Navel oranges,tangerines, cara cara, blood oranges, and tangelos. #simplegreensmoothies #30daychallenge #14days

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I’m so glad that you have been enjoying the citrus fruits! That is why we love this challenge so much because you really get to experience new flavors and really find what you like 🙂

  94. Christina says:

    Liked this but the orange does take over a bit in terms of flavor. I am going back down the orange a bit and hope then the other flavors stand out.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      The orange might not be for everyone so if you need to add less and more of another fruit that is totally fine! You make this smoothie work for you.

  95. Bonnie says:

    Added 1/2 lemon (juiced) and 2 stalks celery to this(usually I had these to all my smoothies).
    A keeper 🙂

  96. Bethany Vines says:

    Hmm… I thought I would love this one because of all the yummy fruits, but I still just tasted the banana. I may try it again with less banana, or avocado instead.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Feel free to do half and half or swap completely for the avocado!

      Your smoothie will still have that delicious creaminess too.


  97. Kari says:

    Very good, made me want to go to a beach and sit in the sun!

  98. Brittani Kendrick says:

    I usually don’t like smoothies with oranges but once noticed that in the recipe instructions that you blend the oranges with the spinach and water, I ended up loving this recipe!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I am so glad that our little tip made you love oranges in your smoothie! It really makes a huge difference when blending 🙂

  99. Neal says:

    Loved this one. Used tinned mandarin slices in juice for the orange as i really dont have time for peeling and chopping. Added some avocado also for healthy fats. Delicious and refreshing.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      That sounds really delicious, Neal!

      Thanks for sharing that with us.

  100. Liz says:

    Nice! Liked that little hint of pineapple! Very yummy

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