Quench your thirst with this refreshing Strawberry Citrus and Ginger Smoothie, a fast and fruity treat perfect for crushing your sweet cravings.

This smoothie is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or anytime in between.

The orange juice and bananas add loads of sweetness while the strawberries boost the nutrition and the pretty pink color. Add a chunk of fresh ginger for warmth and as a digestive aid!

Strawberry and citrus ginger smoothie in glasses on a wooden countertop.

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Fresh or Frozen Fruit in Smoothies?

You can use either one.

In smoothies where the fruit is fresh, it’s important to add ice. In this recipe, no ice is needed because the strawberries are frozen. If you have no frozen components at all, your smoothie won’t taste chilly and refreshing!

On the flip side, too many frozen components (i.e., frozen fruit AND ice) might create pockets of air in your blender.

Strawberry citrus ginger smoothie ingredients on a white plate.

How do you use ginger root in a smoothie?

Do you have to peel ginger for a smoothie? Yes! But it’s really easy to rub off the ginger’s brown, papery skin with the tip of a spoon.

Then, add the knob to your blender (if you have an inexpensive blender, it’s good to slice the ginger into thin pieces before adding it to your blender, just in case).

Four common ingredients uncommonly combined. This is definitely my new favorite smoothie!

Two strawberry citrus ginger smoothies on a wooden cutting board.

Strawberry citrus ginger smoothie in a clear mason jar.

Strawberry Citrus and Ginger Smoothie

Quench your thirst with this refreshing Strawberry Citrus and Ginger Smoothie, a fast and fruity treat perfect for crushing your sweet cravings.
5 from 25 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 2 servings
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 169


  • 1 ¼ cups orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 (1 inch) cube fresh ginger peeled
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.


Adapted from Fresh Blends.


Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 744mgFiber: 5gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 365IUVitamin C: 167mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I don’t have any bananas and want to make this for my kids tomorrow morning before school. Can 8 skip it or replace it with something else?

    1. Hi Jessica, I would suggest replacing it with some more frozen fruit, or even maybe some yogurt so it stays creamy! If you are omitting completely, I would add less ginger and add more to taste. – Meggan

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