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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.Β 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).

FourΒ common ingredients uncommonly combined.Β 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 27 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 2 servings
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 169


  • 1 ΒΌ 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

  2. Simple & delicious!
    One little note for everyone: You do NOT need to peel your ginger. Unless you have an abnormally sensitive pallet, you will never taste the peel on a 1×1″ piece of ginger.

    Tip: Put your ginger in the freezer (zip-locked). It loses no flavor, can be kept for well over a month, and grates perfectly using a microplane (don’t even need to cut a piece off, just grate the amount you will need directly into the smoothie before blending & pop the rest of the root back into the freezer.)
    Be well and stay safe!5 stars

    1. That is a great tip! I didn’t even know that, that you didn’t need to peel it. but it makes perfect sense. Thank you so much! -Meggan

    1. Hi Cecilia, that’s wonderful! I think I might make one myself, that sounds so good. I’ve been making versions of aΓ§aΓ­ smoothies lately, but maybe I’ll go back to this old favorite of mine. :) Take care – Meggan

  3. Yum! This look so great. And you’re right. I can NEVER have enough smoothie recipes. Love the ginger here!5 stars

  4. Great tip about the iced components, Meggan. The flavour combo sounds just perfect with the addition of the ginger. Definitely a ‘pick-me-up’ smoothie!5 stars

  5. I’ve got this one printed and ready to go. I would add protein powder to it, simply because I cannot survive on straight carbs. The flavor combination here sounds wonderful.5 stars

    1. I completely understand why you’d add protein powder. I personally would never use this as a meal replacement or anything, more as a beverage to go along with my breakfast. I see it as gussied-up orange juice. If I’m going to have some OJ, I may as well have some more good stuff with it! I hope you and your fancy new blender love it!

  6. I always love a great smoothie in the morning, and strawberry is one of my favorites! This recipe is particularly interesting with the addition of ginger – what a fabulous idea!5 stars

    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen! This is definitely one of my favorites. It’s just the smallest piece of ginger, enough that you can taste it but it’s definitely not overwhelming.

  7. Beautiful! I make a smoothie at least once a day, but totally agree, you can never have enough smoothie recipes :) Pinned!5 stars

    1. Thanks for the pin, Mira! Always nice to know of another smoothie fan. :)

  8. You make the best smoothies, I have to get myself a new blender and of course I love the addition of the ginger. Beautiful pics.5 stars