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Vitamin C Smoothie Recipe – Citrus Strawberry Banana

by Heather

Let me introduce you to this kid-favorite smoothie that is Vitamin C-packed, fruity and delicious! The combination of strawberries, whole oranges, and bananas leaves you with a super refreshing smoothie that gives your vitamin C intake a big boost! Great any time of the year, but especially during the cold season when more germs are floating around.

Vitamin C Smoothie Recipe - Citrus Strawberry Banana

Vitamin C Smoothie Recipe – Citrus Strawberry Banana

When runny noses start to make an appearance in our house, I start by leaning on tons of nourishing foods. We love my turmeric chicken soup during a cold or flu, but leading up, getting lots of vitamin C and ensuring we’re getting a big variety of colors and foods in is key!

We enjoy smoothies any time of year, they aren’t just reserved for hot days. My kids love sipping on fruity smoothies and this one is quickly becoming one they ask for over and over again.

Growing up my parents would make a similar one, but with a few key differences. For the orange flavor, they would use orange juice and here we’re using whole oranges for more fiber.

For the strawberry flavor, they would use strawberry jam, and we’re opting for frozen strawberries, again, to get a bit more fiber from the whole fruit and no additional added sugar.

All these fruits add quite enough sweetness to this smoothie!

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Why you’ll love this recipe

Vitamin boosting – Anytime I can add more nourishment to a recipe, I do! This fruit smoothie is loaded with vitamin C which is awesome for immune system support.

Kids love it – My kids are drawn to fresh fruit and anything fruity which makes them big fans of this delicious smoothie. It’s sweetened the natural way with just fruit!

Super customizable – Let the combination of strawberry, orange, and banana be the starting point – feel free to mix the fruits and try mango chunks or pineapple chunks for a tropical smoothie, add a splash of lemon juice, or use Greek yogurt in place of the milk. The combinations are endless!

Healthy ingredients you'll need for this delicious vitamin C smoothie

Healthy ingredients you’ll need for this delicious vitamin C smoothie

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

  • non-dairy milk
  • navel oranges
  • banana
  • frozen strawberries

How to make this fruity nutritious smoothie

Step 1: To a blender add all of the ingredients starting with the milk. Blend until you have a smooth and creamy texture.

Watch me make a vitamin C bomb smoothie

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

Serving suggestion

My go-to times to make this tasty smoothie is at breakfast time, or after school. I love pairing it with other breakfast recipes and healthy snacks.

Here are a handful that go well with it!

For breakfast try these:

For snacks try these:

refreshing orange strawberry banana smoothie

Great smoothie add-ins

Want to add even more goodness to your drink? Add a scoop of protein powder for extra protein or ½ a cup of Greek yogurt – both give you a nice protein boost!

For some added healthy fats, include 1-2 tbsp chia seed or hemp hearts.

Do you love adding veggies to all of your smoothies? A little frozen cauliflower rice or fresh spinach won’t impact the taste at all!

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Substitutions, optional variations & dietary adjustments

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this immune boosting smoothie recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Non-dairy milk – You can use any type of milk here – almond milk, carton coconut milk, cow’s milk, or even coconut water for an extra refreshing hydrating option!

Navel oranges – Whatever type of fresh orange you have on hand works great here!

Banana – While there is no 1:1 substitute for bananas, frozen peaches give a similar creamy texture that bananas provide.

Frozen strawberries – Fresh strawberries will work in place of frozen. If you end up not using any frozen fruit, add a few ice cubes in when blending.

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Orange Strawberry Banana Vitamin C Smoothie Recipe

Let me introduce you to this kid-favorite smoothie that is Vitamin C-packed, fruity and delicious! The combination of strawberries, whole oranges, and bananas leaves you with a super refreshing smoothie that gives your vitamin C intake a big boost! Great any time of the year, but especially during the cold season when more germs are floating around.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, orange, smoothie, strawberries
Servings: 8
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups non-dairy milk
  • 3 navel oranges
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Instructions

  • To a blender add all of the ingredients starting with the milk. Blend until you have a smooth and creamy texture.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.4mg

If you try this vitamin C booster recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

Originally published June 2011. Updated February 2024.

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17 comments

Allie June 6, 2011 - 5:46 am

Sometimes (no, all the time) you post delicious recipes. YUM 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather June 6, 2011 - 6:34 pm

Thanks Allie 🙂

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Jess June 6, 2011 - 12:41 pm

That drink sounds perfect for a summer drink 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather June 6, 2011 - 6:34 pm

It sure is refreshing!

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Carol June 6, 2011 - 2:02 pm

I just made Jacob a strawberry smoothie for breakfast half an hour ago before reading this, but blended ice, strawberries, vanilla yogurt, milk, apple juice and a dash of honey. Would love to use bananas but haven’t had any in about 6 months. Since the Queensland floods the prices went to over $12 per kilo.

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Get Healthy with Heather June 6, 2011 - 6:33 pm

Those Jacobs must have a thing for smoothies. I like the added apple juice, that would be a good substitute for when I run out of OJ.

I can’t believe the price of bananas there! It’s the opposite here. They’re one of the more affordable fruits I keep on hand. You could always come here and pick up some bananas 🙂

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Erica June 6, 2011 - 2:13 pm

hahah. Josh and I went for an “easy” walk yesterday that turned into an hour and a half walk….so I know how the “easier/lighter” route can sometimes become harder. The smoothie sounds delicious. Summer smoothies…heaven!

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Get Healthy with Heather June 6, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Summer smoothies are the best! It’s funny how I forget about them until the heat turns up a notch. Sounds like a great 1 1/2 hour walk for you guys!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal June 6, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Orange Banana Strawberry sounds like it’d be delicious together! I bet the yardwork was rewarding though!

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Get Healthy with Heather June 6, 2011 - 6:30 pm

It is very rewarding and it’ll really pay off after another month of two!

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner June 6, 2011 - 7:08 pm

Absolute YUM! 🙂

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Snohomish Backyard | Get Healthy with Heather June 7, 2011 - 4:15 am

[…] think part of the reason why he’s been wanting the fruit smoothies is to toughen up his immune system like me. I’m always telling him that’s what keeps me […]

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Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite June 8, 2011 - 1:25 pm

I love the combination of orange and strawberry but I haven’t made it in the longest time. Thanks for the reminder!

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Get Healthy with Heather June 8, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Welcome Michelle 🙂

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[…] orange-strawberry-banana smoothie started out as a slushy back when I was a kid, but now it’s a smoothie.  A very tasty smoothie […]

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Megan February 27, 2024 - 7:58 am

5 stars
This had all the orange Julius vibes, it was so good! I added protein powder and Greek yogurt and it was chefs kiss delicious!

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Heather February 28, 2024 - 5:45 am

Yay, so glad you loved it Megan!! Orange Julius vibes are where it’s at 🙂

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5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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