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A real fruit smoothie is a low calorie refreshing frozen drink to enjoy for breakfast, snack or when you’re just craving something sweet. Made with fresh orange, banana, and frozen fruit, this smoothie is a quick and healthy way to start the day.

fresh fruit smoothie in a glass.
Fruit smoothie in a glass

If you love my real fruit smoothie, try my Peachy Berry Smoothie and my Pineapple Raspberry Smoothie.

Now that the weather is warming up, these deliciously sweet and satisfying fruit smoothies are back in my rotation. If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast, this real fruit smoothie is the one for you. They also make a light, refreshing snack to grab and go.

This fruit smoothie is one of my favorite blends. I use oranges, bananas, frozen strawberries, and dairy-free almond milk (but you can use any nut milk you like).

These real fruit smoothies are healthy, nutritious, and a great meal replacement. I’m confident you’re going to LOVE them as much as I do.

Are Fruit Smoothies Healthy?

Smoothies, especially the ones you make at home from whole fruits and vegetables, are high in vitamins, minerals, and many other beneficial nutrients.

berry fruit smoothie in a glass.
Fruit smoothie close up

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s healthy! There’s no added sugar and fruit smoothies are packed with calcium. Vitamin C and fiber.
  • This simple smoothie takes only 5 minutes to make.
  • Kids love these healthy sweet treats and there is no need to feel guilty about it.
  • Great way to add more fruits to your diet.
  • Dairy-free, vegan, and low calorie!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Orange – adds a burst of sweet citrus flavor and is a natural immunity booster.
  • Banana – is a great source of potassium and fruit that supports overall health. It thickens frozen drinks perfectly.
  • Frozen Strawberries– Any blend of frozen fruit will work great.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk – You can use any dairy-free milk in place of almond milk (cashew, coconut, oat, etc).

How To Make This Recipe

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Real fruit smoothie process

Step 1:

Add a peeled orange, half of a banana, and a cup of frozen fruit to the blender.

Step 2:

Add a half cup of unsweetened almond milk to the blender. Blend until all the ingredients are thoroughly blended, about 1 minute.

basic fruit smoothie in a glass.
Top of a fruit smoothie

Recipe Tips

  • Any fruit can be used to make a real fruit smoothie, so feel free to customize it to your liking. Throw in whatever you have on hand or use what’s in season. I like using a combination of fresh fruit and frozen fruit.
  • Frozen fruit thickens smoothies without having to add ice. If you’d rather use all fresh fruit and/or fruit juices, add a scoop of ice to the blender to thicken and chill the smoothie.
  • This smoothie is made with real fruit, so no added sugars or sweeteners. If your smoothie is too tart, add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup to balance it out.
  • Real fruit smoothies are great for meal prep. Freeze single-servings in jars and then simply microwave for a minute before you’re ready to drink.
  • Real fruit smoothies are a great way to refuel after a workout. Add your favorite protein powder for even more nutrition.
strawberry fruit smoothie with a straw.
Fruit smoothie with a straw

Fruit Smoothie Variations & Substitutions

  • Try different blends of fruits. Fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple, etc.
  • To keep things dairy-free and vegan, use oat, coconut, cashew, milk etc.
  • Add yogurt. Regular and Greek yogurt are great ways to thicken smoothies.
  • Top with a little crunch. (Dried coconut, chia seeds, nuts, etc).
  • Make real fruit ice pops! Use molds to freeze into smoothies on popsicle sticks!
  • Make daiquiris by blending your smoothie with your favorite rum. Don’t forget the whipped cream.

How To Store Leftover Smoothie

Leftover smoothies should be stored in airtight glass containers. Make sure the lid is sealed tight before storing in the refrigerator for about a day. You can also freeze leftover smoothies and simply thaw before you’re ready to drink.

fruit smoothie in a glass.
Close up fruit smoothie


Which milk is best for smoothies?

You can use any type of milk in a smoothie. Almond milk is a good option if you are lactose intolerant or prefer your smoothie to be dairy-free.

Can you freeze smoothie leftovers?

Yes, you can! Keep in mind that liquid expands when frozen, so leave some space in the container to account for that.

Do frozen smoothies lose nutrients?

Yes, but that’s to be expected when freezing anything. You won’t be losing much.

What frozen vegetables are good for smoothies?

Frozen kale and spinach are great in smoothies as well as other vegetables with high water content, like cucumbers and celery.

Can I leave the peels on the oranges in my smoothie?

Yes, just be sure to wash the oranges well if you do. The peels allow you to get the most nutrition from the fruit.

Yield: 1 Serving

Real Fruit Smoothie

berry fruit smoothie in a glass.

A real fruit smoothie is a low calorie refreshing frozen drink to enjoy for breakfast, snack or when you’re just craving something sweet. Made with fresh orange, banana, and frozen fruit, this smoothie is a quick and healthy way to start the day.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 large orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, or a fruit medley
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk


  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend about 1 minute, or until ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour in glass and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 9gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Monday 16th of December 2019

This vanilla almond milk-based fruit smoothie sounds delicious! Will be making it for sure:)


Monday 16th of December 2019

Thanks! I hope you enjoy. :)

Jas @ All that's Jas

Sunday 15th of December 2019

Perfect breakfast option especially during the holiday season when we (I) tend to overeat. :)


Monday 16th of December 2019

Thanks, I love them for breakfast too.

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Sunday 15th of December 2019

I love a fruit smoothie in the morning, it makes a tasty breakfast option. This smoothie sounds totally delicious.


Monday 16th of December 2019

Thank you! :)

Tawnie K Kroll

Sunday 15th of December 2019

We had a bunch of oranges so this was the perfect smoothie to use some up, thank you!


Monday 16th of December 2019

That's great. :)


Sunday 15th of December 2019

This looks amazing and so nutritious! I can't wait to jazz up my morning smoothies with your recipe!


Monday 16th of December 2019

Thanks, Jenn. I hope you enjoy. :)

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