Blood Orange Dream

by Peachy Palate on February 5, 2014

My favourite winter fruit…the only orange I find irresistible, raspberries, ginger, coconut and a twist of mint. A delicious breakfast or snack that packs a mighty thirst quenching refreshing punch.

I’m not a big orange fan. The only reason being that I’ve had far too many dry, far from juicy oranges in my time. You the kind…a little too firm, lacking any sort of flavour, and likely to lead to you ditching the flesh with the skin in favour of pretty much anything else on offer. There is no saving them.

Then there are blood orange. They’re a whole different story altogether! I’ve never had a bad one. Always juicy, slightly tart, delicious with and in pretty much anything. Sweet, savoury and all those snacks and meals in between. Lip smackingly good and totally irresistible.

 

Just before Christmas I bought three bags of them in one go just in case they sold out before I managed to get my fill.

Yep before Christmas…and I’m only getting around to sharing this smoothie now. I’d actually completely forgotten about it until I got a longing for something along similar lines and had a vague recollection of having taken snaps of it previously.

It’s partially seasonal…I did end up combining the citrus deliciousness with frozen raspberries; I’m trying to avoid buying fresh while there out of season merely due to the fact that one punnet is just never enough and it’s an extremely costly habit to maintain!

A delicious thick creamy and luscious smoothie that is at the same time incredibly refreshing. Coconut milk is a must and if you can get your hands on coconut yoghurt it makes for a delightful additional topping.

What’s your favourite Winter time fruit?

Blood Orange & Raspberry Smoothie

by Michelle Hunt

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: blender beverage breakfast snack gluten-free grain free vegan soy-free paleo almond milk blood orange coconut milk

 

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 250ml (1 cup) coconut milk
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) unsweetened almond milk
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 2 medium blood oranges
  • 1/2 cup (80g) frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 2 Medjool Dates pitted
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp fresh minced gingers
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh mint

Instructions

Blend together all ingredients until smooth.

Served topped with coconut yoghurt and toasted coconut shavings if desired.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal February 5, 2014 at 12:54 pm

This is definitely a dream! Lovely smoothie!

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Peachy Palate February 5, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Thanks Kammie!

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Jessi February 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Hi! I love your blog and have been following it for a while! I was wondering if you won’t be doing the What I Ate on Wednesday any longer, since I always looked up for those! Anyway, thank you for the amazing job you do here, posting easy and healthy recipes!

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Peachy Palate February 5, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Thanks Jessi! I will eventually get back to it just taking a break!!! Been too busy to put together a suitable post! :)

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Jessi February 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Of course! You must be really busy! Thanks a lot for the reply ;)

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Peachy Palate February 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm

No probs!

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Liz February 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm

I, too, always looked forward to WIAW. They are my favorite posts, by far, and I look forward to their return. :)

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Peachy Palate February 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Thanks!!! No need to leave a link to the site, visitors can click through from your details attached to the comment. :)

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