Recipe: Fresh Orange Smoothie

by | Jul 9, 2014 | Blog, Cooking Demonstrations, Healthy Recipes, Volunteers | 0 comments

Lake City-based Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) works to bring food to local families and now seniors through its Healthy HIP Packs Program, meal programs, and by advocating for our hungry neighbors.

HIP’s volunteers and staff are back at North Helpline Food Bank each week, showing how to make healthy dishes easy and delicious. Check back here on The HIP Stockpot for new recipes each week.

Fresh Orange Smoothie
Makes 4 servings

The warmer it gets, the more we want to reach for those thirst-quenching drinks. Rather than picking up a soda or sugary fruit juice, try a freshly made orange smoothie (or use other fruits of your choice, and leave the skin on whenever possible)!

4 fresh oranges, peeled
2 cups ice
1/3 cup milk (or milk substitute)
(optional) 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
(optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla
(optional) zest of one orange


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add more ice if you would like.
  2. TIP: pop the peeled oranges in the freezer for 30 minutes prior to making the smoothie, so that they’re not thoroughly frozen but definitely chilled and beginning to freeze. Then you can use slightly less ice!

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