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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!
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.
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!
Strawberry Citrus and Ginger Smoothie
- 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.
Meggan Hill is the Executive Chef and CEO of Culinary Hill, a popular digital publication in the food space. She loves to combine her Midwestern food memories with her culinary school education to create her own delicious take on modern family fare. Millions of readers visit Culinary Hill each month for meticulously-tested recipes as well as skills and tricks for ingredient prep, cooking ahead, menu planning, and entertaining. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the iCUE Culinary Arts program at College of the Canyons.