Easy, quick and delicious tropical & citrus flavored breakfast smoothie made using seedless mandarin oranges, orange juice and bananas! You may use fresh mandarin oranges or canned mandarin oranges like dole mandarin oranges in juice or frozen mandarin oranges if you can freeze the orange segments in advance! Also try this banana orange juice and banana pineapple juice smoothie if you like tropical flavored banana drinks!
The banana orange juice smoothie made of bananas, mandarin oranges and orange juice & also milk is sweetened with a little honey and it tastes much like an orange creamsicle smoothie!
Tangerines and clementines are two varieties of madarin oranges, you may use any kind of mandarin oranges, just make sure to use sweet & slightly sour ones for the best results and also make sure to use seedless or remove the seeds before you add them to blender.
You may also use canned mandarin oranges like dole mandarin oranges in the can or fresh mandarin oranges as we used in this recipe.
Mandarin Orange Substitutes To Make Smoothie
I have used fresh seedless mandarin oranges in this smoothie along with a little fresh orange juice, but you can use canned mandarin oranges in juice as well.
Canned mandarin oranges are available as orange segments in orange juice which can be substituted for fresh oranges & orange juice since the canned product already has the juice.
However, if you do not have orange juice, you can just use the oranges and use chilled icy water instead of juice and it will still be very delicious without using additional orange juice!
You may also replace mandarin oranges with other oranges like navel oranges etc, just make sure they are seedless oranges or remove the seeds before you add them to the blender to make the smoothie.
In fact, you can use any kind of juicy & fresh oranges that are sweet and slightly tangy in taste, to make the smoothie, if you make sure there are no seeds.
Once you add the oranges to the blender, it's really hard to find any seeds and if there are orange seeds, the smoothie may taste bitter which is something we don't want.
So if you think the oranges have seeds, separate the segments and slice in halves to see & remove any seeds that could be inside the oranges.
Once the seeds are all removed, you can add the prepared oranges to the blender along with other ingredients and make the smoothie!
Dairy Free, Vegan Substitutes To Make Smoothie
In this banana orange juice smoothie, I have used milk as well & also I have used honey to sweeten the smoothie.
To make the smoothie dairy free, you can replace milk with almond milk or coconut milk as you like!
To make the smoothie vegan, you can replace the milk with plant based alternatives like almond milk or coconut milk and also replace the honey with maple syrup, stevia etc or use any of your favorite sweeteners or you may even skip the sweetener if you do not want it very sweet.
Variations for banana orange juice smoothie:
More delicious variations for banana orange juice smoothie drink by adding more fruits!
Mango banana orange juice smoothie:
Mangoes goes great with bananas and oranges to make great smoothies!
You can also make delicious and thick dairy free mango orange juice smoothie without bananas!
Pineapple banana orange juice smoothie:
Pineapples are tropical fruits that are great to make smoothies!
Pineapples are perfect to be paired with bananas or oranges.
I have this delicious banana pineapple juice smoothie here if you would like to see!
Strawberry banana orange juice smoothie:
Strawberries are popularly used in fruit smoothies and strawberry banana smoothies are especially popular!
Strawberries also go great with bananas and oranges in smoothies!
You may also use other fruits like kiwifruits to make kiwi banana orange smoothie!
So here is how you can make easy, creamy and delicious tropical & citrus flavored smoothie using bananas & mandarin oranges as the main ingredients.
How to make banana mandarin orange juice smoothie?
To make banana mandarin orange juice smoothie, we need the following ingredients.
ingredients to make banana mandarin orange juice smoothie
bananas 2 large (frozen or fresh)
mandarin oranges 3 (seedless) (frozen segments or just chilled)
orange juice ½ cup chilled (or ice water)
milk (or almond milk) 2 cups chilled
honey 2 tablespoons
Notes: you can replace fresh mandarin oranges & orange juice with canned mandarins in it's own juice
Step by step instructions
Add the bananas and oranges (peeled and make sure there are no seeds) to the blender.
Also add the milk, orange juice and honey, blend until smooth.
Serve immediately for best results!
In this orange juice smoothie, we also use milk. Since we combine milk and orange juice, there is an increased chance of smoothie to curdle, if you keep it for long in room temperatures.
For best results, it is always good enjoy the smoothie as soon as it is made.
If you store in refrigerator too, there is a chance the smoothie may curdle.
To store for longer periods, it is a good ideas to transfer the banana orange juice smoothie to ice cube trays and store in the freezer where it can stay fresh!
Below you can get the recipe for banana mandarin orange juice smoothie in detail.
Banana Mandarin Orange Juice Smoothie
- 2 large bananas frozen or fresh
- 3 mandarin oranges seedless (frozen segments or just chilled)
- ½ cup orange juice chilled (or plain ice water)
- 2 cups milk or almond milk, chilled
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Add the bananas and oranges (peeled and make sure there are no seeds) to the blender.
- Also add the milk, orange juice and honey, blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately for best results!
- In this orange juice smoothie, we also use milk. Since we combine milk and orange juice, there is an increased chance of smoothie to curdle, if you keep it for long in room temperatures.
- For best results, it is always good enjoy the smoothie as soon as it is made.
- If you store in refrigerator too, there is a chance the smoothie may curdle.
- To store for longer periods, it is a good ideas to transfer the banana orange juice smoothie to ice cube trays and store in the freezer where it can stay fresh!