Surprise! I hopped on the blood orange train.
Partly because they were on killer sale, partly because I couldn’t actually remember what they tasted like it had been so long since I had one and partly because I’m lame and figured everyone else was doing it, why not me? I’m not above admitting it.
So, here we are face to face with another fruit that leaves a murder scene in your kitchen. Granted, this one doesn’t take 20 minutes of picking apart so it’s definitely got the advantage.
Citrus this time of year is one of the few things that makes winter bearable. Although, I’d rather live a life without citrus for the exchange of warm, sunny days all year round (oh wait, that exists, it’s called Florida) if I had the choice.
I don’t have a choice right now though so instead, I’ll sip my fresh, tart and just slightly sweet blood orange smoothie and keep bugging Ulysses to pick some days that we’re going back to the sunshine state in February.
Seriously Ulys, pick the damn days.
- juice of 1 blood orange
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt (or vanilla ice cream for a dessert smoothie)
- ¾ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon blood orange zest
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 2 teaspoons honey or agave
- handful of ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.