I decided to create a smoothie recipe that will boost my immune system, simply because I have had 2 colds back-to-back in 1 month! My whole month was just filled with coughs and blowing my nose.
Has anyone got that bug? It’s terrible. I got some quality honey, some oranges, and spinach, and I got to business.
I drank this citrus spinach smoothie for 3 days, once a day every morning and I really did feel better. So, I decided to share the recipe with y’all.
Spinach Orange Smoothie Benefits
Orange and spinach are a fantastic combination. They will help you battle colds, boost your immune system, assist your digestion, and offer many other benefits too.
If you decide to use orange juice instead of a whole orange, make sure it’s 100% pure orange juice with no added sugar.
Here’s a more thorough breakdown of the benefits of drinking this spinach and orange smoothie:
- Vitamin C Boost: Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, which can help support the immune system.
- Rich in Antioxidants: The smoothie contains antioxidants that may help combat oxidative stress in the body.
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties: The turmeric and Manuka honey used in the smoothie have anti-inflammatory benefits which may help reduce inflammation in the body.
- Digestive Health: The combination of ingredients used in this orange smoothie are good sources of fiber, which can aid in digestion.
- Potential Anti-Bacterial Benefits: Manuka honey has been known for its potential antibacterial properties.
This smoothie is so easy on your throat too. If you have ever experienced coughing from drinking smoothies, this smoothie is sure not to cause any of these issues.
In fact, it is a great remedy for coughs and irritated throat!
How To Make Spinach & Orange Smoothie No Banana
To make this recipe healthier, I used whole orange rather than orange juice.
I also used fancy honey such as Manuka honey, because it’s the best at providing the benefits you need if you have a cold.
These are the ingredients you will need:
To make this orange spinach smoothie – simply add all the ingredients to a blender, and blitz until completely smooth.
I hope you like this spinach orange smoothie with no banana!
Recipe Variations And Substitutions
The ingredients I chose were predominately because I wanted to achieve a smoothie that will help me boost my immune system.
Furthermore, I wanted it to help me battle the cold that I had, however, maybe some of the ingredients I used might not be to your liking.
Which is why I have left some options for you below that you can use to make a slightly different smoothie, but a lot simpler.
- Instead of pear and if you don’t mind bananas, you can use banana instead of pear, alternatively, use mango or pineapple instead!
- The flaxseeds can be replaced for chia seeds or oats.
- I used almond milk, but you can use coconut milk too, which works very well with orange and spinach.
- I used manuka honey, but if you are on a budget, or have another type of honey at home, feel free to substitute the manuka honey for the honey you have.
More Orange Smoothie Recipes:
Orange Spinach Smoothie
- 1 Blender We used this one
- 1 small orange peeled and seeds removed
- 1 handful of spinach washed
- 1 small pear cored and diced *See notes
- 1/4 tsp of ground turmeric
- 1 tbsp of Manuka honey or regular honey
- 1 tbsp of milled linseeds flaxseeds
- 125-250 ml of dairy free milk depending on how thick you like your smoothies
- Peel the orange and remove the seeds.
- Wash the spinach and measure the rest of the ingredients.
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender starting with the spinach and blitz until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Spinach And Orange: Frequently Asked Questions:
Are Oranges Good In Green Smoothies?
Oranges are great in green smoothies. Especially if you use the whole orange rather than orange juice. Oranges work great with leafy greens and in green smoothies in general.
Are Orange Smoothies Good For You?
Orange smoothies can be good for you, as long as you use the orange fruit rather than orange juice. Orange juice contains too much sugar and little nutritional benefits.
Is Orange Juice And Spinach Good For You?
Orange juice and spinach is a good combination. The fiber from the spinach helps keep the digestion healthy. As for the orange juice, it can help boost your energy and provide you with Vitamin C.