My dairy-free orange smoothie bowl recipe tastes incredible and is perfect for loading up on Vitamin C during cold and flu season. It’s made with naturally gluten-free ingredients and everything is dairy-free too! Please see my disclosures.
Citrus season is in full bloom and I’m going all out on the sweet, tart, and juicy fruits right now. I cannot get enough of them!
If you love citrus fruits, you’re going to love today’s recipe featuring a variety of beautiful oranges and Meyer lemons, along with other delicious winter fruits.
While smoothies are meant to be sipped, smoothie bowls are meant to be enjoyed in a bowl with a spoon. That’s why I’ve piled on all sorts of goodies in this delicious orange smoothie bowl recipe.
Let’s Make an Orange Smoothie Bowl
To make this beautiful orange smoothie bowl, gather the following ingredients:
Citrus Fruits: Of course to make a citrus smoothie bowl, you’ll need plenty of citrus fruits. I used sumo and navel oranges and Meyer lemons to ensure this citrusy smoothie bowl is oh-so-citrusy and bright orange too. There are many wonderful oranges in season now, so pick what you like. I like naval oranges, cara cara oranges, and even blood oranges with their bright red flesh.
Bananas: Freeze a couple of ripe bananas the night before you make this orange smoothie bowl. Frozen fruit will make result in a thicker smoothie bowl. I recommend peeling the bananas before freezing them.
Almondmilk: To make this smoothie bowl dairy-free, you’ll need to use a dairy-free milk alternative. I used almondmilk, but you could use cashewmilk, soymilk, or another “milk” alternative. If using oatmilk, make sure it’s gluten-free. Consult my list of gluten-free oatmilks before heading to the grocery store.
Mint: Mint adds a wonderful minty flavor to this already flavorful smoothie bowl. I like to combine the mint with a little sugar in my food processor and blend it together until the mint leaves are pulverized. You’ll use this mint-sugar mixture as a refreshing topping for your orange smoothie bowl.
With all the ingredients ready to go, it’s time to make the base of the smoothie by adding the following ingredients to your food processor or high-speed blender:
- Frozen bananas
- Meyer lemon (peeled)
- Navel orange (peeled)
- Sumo oranges (peeled)
Blend the fruit until it’s smooth but not watery, then pour the mixture into two large bowls. Top each bowl with a layer of the mint-sugar blend, and then layer each bowl with fresh, in-season winter fruits such as orange wedges, blueberries, sliced kiwi, and fresh mint leaves.
You can also add a dusting of coconut flakes to the top for more texture and flavor.
Why We Love This Recipe
It’s Tasty: This recipe feels like I’m eating a bowl of creamy ice cream. It’s thick yet smooth and the minty topping is truly refreshing and delicious.
It’s Good For You: The start of cold and flu season means it’s time to load up on Vitamin C-rich foods. This orange smoothie bowl is loaded with Vitamin C and plenty of good-for-you ingredients.
It’s Easy: Throw everything in the blender and voila, breakfast is served!
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Dairy-Free Orange Smoothie Bowl
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves about 20 mint leaves
Smoothie Bowl Base:
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 Meyer lemon peeled
- 1/2 navel orange peeled
- 1/2 sumo orange peeled
- 1/2 cup almondmilk
- 1/2 navel orange segmented
- 1/2 sumo orange segmented
- 1/2 cup blueberries to top
- 1 kiwi sliced
- 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- Fresh mint leaves
For the Mint Sugar Topping
- Add granulated sugar and fresh mint leaves to a food processor. Blend on high until mint is chopped up and combined with the sugar. Scrape down the sides as needed. Set aside.
For the Smoothie Bowls
- Add frozen bananas, Meyer lemon, navel orange and sumo orange to a blender. Pour the almondmilk on top and blend until smooth.
- Pour the blended mixture into two large bowls, and top each bowl with wedges of oranges, blueberries, sliced kiwi, coconut flakes, and fresh mint leaves. Sprinkle mint sugar over the top and serve immediately.
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