Looking for a healthy breakfast that not only tastes great but if also guaranteed to help boost your immunity? This Orange Smoothie Bowl is it! Ready in just 5 minutes, this smoothie bowl is perfect for anytime of day.
Waking up in the morning is always better with a delicious breakfast. But why settle for the same old cereal when you can make something a bit special? This orange smoothie bowl takes just minutes to whip together, making it perfect for any time of the day really!
Simply combine freshly peeled oranges, vanilla yogurt, banana, and milk in your blender and blend until smooth. Top with whatever fruits or nuts or even granola – then grab your spoon and get ready for a bowl of delightfully refreshing goodness! Not only that but it’s packed full of vitamins and minerals which will give you the energy!
Why we love oranges
Oranges are not only delicious, but they are loaded with nutritional benefits. Here are just a few reasons with love oranges:
- High in vitamin C: Oranges are a great source of vitamin C, which is important for immune system function, wound healing, and the production of collagen.
- Rich in fiber: Oranges are high in dietary fiber, which helps to promote healthy digestion and can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
- Low in calories: Oranges are relatively low in calories, making them a good choice for an easy snack or breakfast option.
- High in antioxidants: Oranges contain a variety of antioxidants, including flavonoids and carotenoids, which can help to protect against cell damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
- May lower the risk of heart disease: Some studies have suggested that consuming oranges and other citrus fruits may help to lower the risk of heart disease by improving blood pressure and reducing inflammation.
What is a Smoothie Bowl?
Smoothie bowls have been gaining popularity in recent years, and it’s easy to see why! They are a delicious meal or snack that is healthy, not to mention, they are pretty 🙂
A smoothie bowl is essentially like a smoothie, but thicker and with more toppings. It’s made with fruits, sometimes vegetables, and other nutritious ingredients blended together. After the blend is complete, you can top it off with your favorite toppings such as nuts, seeds, granola, or fruit slices. The best part about making a smoothie bowl is that you can get creative with the flavors and the toppings so there’s no need for boredom!
What toppings are best for smoothie bowls?
Granola is one of the most popular choices when it comes to topping off your smoothie bowl. Not only does it add a little crunch, but granola also has plenty of health benefits like protein, fiber, and healthy fats. You can buy granola at any grocery store or make it yourself if you’re feeling adventurous!
Another great topping for a smoothie bowl is fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.
If you like a little more crunch, seeds are great toppings, and salted nuts are great if you’re feeling the need for something a little more savory. We’ve seen people add coconut, chia seeds, flax seeds, and so much more.
How to Make Your Own Homemade Granola for This Orange Smoothie Bowl
It’s no secret that granola is one of the most popular snacks around. And it’s not hard to see why – it’s crunchy, nutty, and filled with so much delicious goodness. But if you want to make sure you get all the good stuff without any added sugar or preservatives, why not try making your own? Making your own homemade granola for our orange smoothie bowl is easier than you might think!
First off, gather together some rolled oats and nuts of your choice – almonds are a classic option but walnuts, pecans and macadamia nuts all work just as well. You can also add seeds like sunflower and pumpkin seeds to the mix!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together roughly one cup of oats, 1/2 cup of a mixture of seeds, about 1/2 cup of honey, and a pinch of salt.
Then, stir in about two tablespoons of oil or butter until the mixture is well coated.
Optionally you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon and/or a teaspoon of vanilla to the mix if you like flavored granola.
Finally, in a small baking pan, spread the granola mixture and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once during baking.
Cool before adding to the top of your orange smoothie bowl.
If you want to try some other smoothie bowl combos, check out our How To Build A Smoothie Bowl guide!
Orange Smoothie Bowl
- 8 oz. low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 2 oranges peeled, segmented
- 1 ripe banana
- ¼ cup 2% milk
- Granola for topping
- Optional: Sliced oranges
- Blend yogurt, oranges, banana and milk in blender until smooth. Add additional milk if too thick.
- Pour into bowl and top with sliced oranges and granola.