Orange Smoothie Recipes, Healthy Benefits & Nutrition

The bright, sunny orange is probably one of the most popular fruits around. So it is no surprise that you’d want to add this sweet fruit to your next smoothie! But oranges have been popular for a very long time, all around the globe. Oranges likely originated from Southeast Asia and were cultivated in China as early as 2500 B.C.. In the 15th and 16th century, Italian and Portuguese merchants brought the orange tree to the Mediterranean area. Spanish travelers brought the orange to the Americas in the 15th century. Today oranges – the ones we eat are classified as “sweet oranges” – are grown in many places that are sunny and warm. In the U.S.A., you’ll find oranges grown in Florida.

The orange was named for the Sanskrit word for “orange tree” and this has changed a bit over time as it has translated through different languages. In Dutch, oranges are called “China’s apple.” This name for oranges is known for several languages. But no matter what you call the orange, it still tastes just as juicy and sweet!

Orange Nutrients

Oranges, like any citrus fruit, are a well known source of vitamin C. This is one of the best reasons to choose the orange for your smoothie, to get in your daily allowance of vitamin C. You’ll also find oranges to have thiamin, folate and potassium. But they are known to be a super source for vitamin C.

Adding Orange to Your Smoothie

This sweet and juicy fruit is a great addition to just about any smoothie. The orange is a popular choice because it is both delicious and healthy. Oranges are also a great tasting fruit while being pretty budget friendly, compared to some of the other more expensive fruits you could pick like berries or melon.
Many who feel a cold or a case of the sniffles coming on like to increase their vitamin C. This is the perfect time for a smoothie with orange in it, to get that vitamin C in a tasty way.

Oranges are also a great kid-friendly smoothie ingredient. If you are making smoothies as a family, be sure to pick up some oranges at the grocery store. Most kids, even if they are picky about other fruits and veggies, do like oranges. The taste of orange in a smoothie can often coax them to try a smoothie with other ingredients in it, and they may learn to like other types of fruits and veggies too!

Healthy Broccoli Smoothie

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