orange banana smoothie

Orange Banana Smoothie

By Swasthi on August 20, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Orange banana smoothie, a refreshing breakfast smoothie that can be whipped up in a jiffy. This orange banana smoothie is the perfect way to start your day! Made with the freshest ingredients like banana, oranges, seeds and nuts, it makes for a bright and delicious morning drink! It’s a great way to get some healthy plant based protein, vitamin C and other essential nutrients into your breakfast or a snack.


orange banana smoothie

So you’ve had a long day, right? Maybe a long week? You wake up, everything’s groggy and sore, and you just want to put a simple, hydrating, easy-to-make breakfast in your belly. One of the best ways to take care of yourself is to make a healthy, tasty breakfast in the morning. When getting up is hard, a sunny orange banana smoothie makes it just a little bit easier.

It takes barely any time at all! Whether you take the time to prepare everything when you wake up or meal prep it the night before, you’re guaranteed a delicious meal to jumpstart your body and mind.

You can also enjoy this as a snack between meals, or even a dessert. There’s really no wrong time to treat yourself to a smoothie!

About this recipe

This banana orange smoothie only requires a couple of ingredients: ripe bananas, oranges, soaked sesame seeds and cashews, yogurt (optional) and a splash of water. You may also add orange juice to replace oranges.

Ripe bananas add natural sweetness and creaminess to the smoothie; the riper the banana, the sweeter the smoothie.

Oranges provide both their sweet and tart juice and their fiber-filled pulp, giving the smoothie a bright flavor that will wake up your taste buds.

Sesame seeds and cashews are both delicious sources of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, as well as important vitamins and minerals. Their fats and proteins help keep you full throughout the morning! When soaked in liquid and pulverized in a blender or food processor, they become creamy and soft.

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How to Make an Orange Banana Smoothie

1. To start, you want to soak your sesame seeds and cashews in liquid for at least 2 to 3 hours; they need to have absorbed some liquid before you make the smoothie. This helps to give that creamy and rich taste in your orange banana smoothie. It is also important to rinse and discard the water in which sesame seeds were soaked.

Sesame seeds add a nice nutty flavor, but you can leave them out entirely and the smoothie will still be, well, smooth and fruity. You can also replace the soaked sesame seeds with tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds—think of it as sesame seed butter.

soaked sesame seeds in a blender

2. Add the soaked sesame and cashews to the blender. If you forget to soak or don’t want to soak the cashews, all you have to do is replace them with cashew butter for a little less effort. If you don’t have any cashews on hand, soak some almonds or use almond butter or peanut butter instead.

soaked cashews in a blender

3. Pour half cup water and 1/4 cup yogurt (optional). Blend until smooth and creamy.

water and yogurt to make orange banana smoothie

4. Peel your bananas, then give a rough chop to help them break down later. For a chilled smoothie, you may chop and freeze the bananas for an hour.

banana for smoothie

5. Peel the oranges and discard the pith completely. Divide the orange to 2 halves. Cut open the segments in the center and remove the seeds. This is the easiest way you can remove the seeds. (this picture is just for reference and was taken another time)

orange segments to make smoothie

7. Add the orange segments. There are many kinds of oranges and if you happen to get some seedless you may add them directly but ensure you remove the pith completely to avoid a bitter taste.

oranges in a blender to make smoothie

8. Blend everything together until smooth. You may add sweetener if you prefer. But I don’t. Don’t be afraid to experiment with liquids too. A dash of coconut water or plant-based milk will keep the smoothie vegan and add a little extra flavor. However you decide to customize your smoothie, it will taste great.

smooth creamy and delicious orange banana smoothie in a blender

Pour your orange banana smoothie into a glass or to-go cup to take your breakfast (or snack!) on the go. Got leftovers? Freeze your smoothie mix and turn them into popsicles! Who can resist a sweet frozen popsicle for snack?

orange banana smoothie recipe

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orange banana smoothie

Orange Banana Smoothie

This orange banana smoothie is the perfect way to start your day! Made with the freshest ingredients like banana, oranges, seeds and nuts, it makes for a bright and delicious morning drink!
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Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings2
AuthorSwasthi

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2 large bananas ripe
  • 2 to 3 medium orange or 1½ orange juice with pulp
  • 20 cashew nuts (or 2 tbsps cashew or almond butter)
  • tablespoons white sesame seeds (or 1 to 1½ tbsp tahini) (optional)
  • ½ cup water or orange juice
  • ¼ cup yogurt (dairy or plant based) (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey (optional, or any sweetener)

Instructions

How to Make Orange Banana Smoothie

  • Optional – Rinse sesame seeds well in lots of water and soak them for at least 2 hours. Later drain the water and rinse them well. Also soak cashews for 2 hours or longer. Pour half cup water and blend them until very smooth.
  • Peel the oranges and remove the pith. Separate each orange to 2 parts. Cut open each part such that, all the segments open up in the center. (check picture in the post) Seeds are easily visible. Remove them.
  • Add yogurt, chopped bananas and orange segments to the blender. Blend until smooth with a splash of water or orange juice. For a thinner orange banana smoothie add more water or juice.
  • Pour orange banana smoothie to serving glasses.

Notes

  1. Ensure you don’t add the pith of the oranges to avoid bitter taste.
  2. Taste test the sesame seeds before using. Make sure they are not bitter. Soaking is essential. Overnight soaking is best if you don’t like the nutty flavor.
  3. I use upto 1 tablespoon sesame seeds & 12 cashews per serving. You may experiment with lesser quantity first as mentioned in the recipe.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Orange Banana Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 905mg26%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 413IU8%
Vitamin C 82mg99%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Orange banana smoothie recipe first published in January 2015. Updated and republished in June 2021.

Orange Banana Smoothie

About Swasthi

I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills.

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Hi Swathi, I am new to ur site.. I also like to follow Ayurveda kind of food habits, I give milk shake to my 21/2 year old with banana and blueberries. Is that ok to give?

healthy and yummy swathi sis

Very healthy smoothie, loved that u added powdered nuts in it.

Is it good for 8 months old baby..