We’re interrupting doughnut week for a quick health break. I don’t know about you, but after the donut massacre that went down in my house yesterday, I could use a smoothie. Or 10.
It’s blood orange season and while I really don’t think they taste that dramatically different from a regular navel orange, their color is so striking that it somehow seduces me into spending triple what a normal orange costs as I load them in my cart every year.
I bought this amazing ginger brew a few weeks ago at Trader Joe’s and fell absolutely in love with the stuff. It’s spicy, strong and like the badass cousin of the ginger ale in the soda aisle. I mixed it with some oj one night (an old childhood favorite) and have been drinking some variation of that every day since.
Yesterday it was with blood orange juice, a little banana and ice. What resulted was half soda, half smoothie and full on deliciousness that got sucked down in about 5 seconds flat between donut taste testing.
There are so many things I could complain about during winter, this isn’t one of them.
Back to donuts tomorrow! And I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to share a recipe with you before so don’t miss it. Sneak peek here!
- 1 blood orange
- ¼ cup ginger ale (or ginger brew if you have it)
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ½ small banana
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- dash ground ginger
- handful of ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.