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Orange Banana Smoothie

Embrace summer with this bright and creamy orange banana smoothie! It’s only 5 ingredients with 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. Perfect for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack.

orange banana smoothie near some mandarin oranges.

Why You’ll Love it:

This orange juice and banana smoothie is a match made in citrus heaven! It’s bright and zippy from the orange, yet sweet and creamy from the banana and yogurt.

  • Protein – It boasts 10 grams of filling protein! Add a scoop of protein powder for even more.
  • Antioxidants – Oranges and their juice are full of immune boosting flavonoids, carotenoids, and vitamin C!
  • Refreshing – Refreshingly sweet and summery!

It only takes 5 minutes to make AND it’s a great way to use up bananas before they go bad. Don’t toss your bananas! Peel them, transfer them to a Ziploc bag, and freeze them for smoothies instead.

Key Ingredients:

frozen banana, orange, orange juice, and yogurt.
  • Frozen banana – My frozen banana was on the larger side. If your bananas are small, use 1 1/2. Don’t forget to freeze a banana the night before. Just peel it, cut it in half, and transfer to a Ziploc bag. It should be ripe and sweet!
  • Mandarin orange – A mandarin orange adds tangy sweetness. Mandarins boast an impressive amount of vitamin C which is beneficial for your skin and immune system.
  • Greek yogurt – I used plain nonfat Greek yogurt. For a sweeter smoothie, use vanilla Greek yogurt. Both add high-quality protein and creaminess.
  • Orange juice – For a boost of orange flavor! For the best flavor and nutrients, use fresh squeezed juice and not from concentrate.
  • Honey – To tame the tang a little. Feel free to add as much or little as you like.
a bowl of oranges.

How to Make an Orange Banana Smoothie:

It’s super simple! Here’s what you need to do:

  • Combine ingredients: Combine all the ingredients in your blender. I always start with the soft ingredients and end with the frozen. It gives the blades something to catch. The liquid can go in anytime.
  • Blend: Start your blender on low, then gradually increase the speed. Blend until smooth.
  • Adjust: Check your smoothie for sweetness and consistency. For a thicker smoothie, add a handful of ice or more frozen banana chunks.
  • Serve: Pour into a glass and serve immediately.
pouring an orange banana smoothie.

Expert Tips:

  • Bananas greatly vary in size! For a thicker smoothie, use more frozen banana. I used one large banana. If your bananas are small, increase the amount to 1 1/2.
  • For a frostier texture, add ice. I prefer a smooth texture so I don’t use ice. If you prefer an icy texture, add 1/2 cup of ice cubes.
  • Consistency is a personal preference and it’s easy to adjust. For a thicker smoothie, use more frozen banana or less liquid. For a thinner smoothie, use more liquid or fresh banana.
orange banana smoothie.

Substitutions & Variations:

  • Dairy-free & vegan: Swap the Greek yogurt with a vegan substitute. Swap the honey with maple syrup.
  • Protein: Add 2 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder for a boost of protein. Or for a boost of plant-based protein, add 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts.
  • Orange: If you swap the mandarin with a larger orange, decrease the amount of orange juice. Otherwise the smoothie will be too thin.


Smoothies are best enjoyed right away! I always make my smoothies fresh, especially since they only take 5 minutes to make.

If you want to store it, you can make it into smoothie popsicles! Pour it into smoothie molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.


Is orange juice a good liquid base for smoothies?

Yes! Orange juice is a good liquid base for fruit smoothies. It’s full of antioxidants and vitamin C, plus it adds a sweet yet zippy tang! I highly recommend it with tropical fruits like pineapple and mango, or any smoothie you want to add a citrusy aftertaste.

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orange banana smoothie near some mandarin oranges.

Orange Banana Smoothie

Carolyn Truett
Embrace summer with this bright and creamy orange banana smoothie! It's only 5 ingredients with 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. Perfect for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 248 kcal


  • high-speed blender


  • 1 mandarin orange peeled
  • cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large frozen banana, cut in half (or 1 1/2 small ones), see note
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the frozen banana, mandarin orange, yogurt, and orange juice.
  • Blend on low speed, then gradually increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!


* For a frostier/icier texture, add 1/2 cup of ice cubes. 
*For a sweeter smoothie, add more honey to taste. 
Note 1: If your banana is on the smaller side, use 1 1/2 frozen bananas. 


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 10gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 28mgPotassium: 911mgFiber: 5gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 925IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 126mgIron: 1mg
Keyword orange banana smoothie, orange juice banana smoothie
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