Very Orange Smoothie without Oranges


I invented this smoothie last Sunday and I liked it. I hope you like it too.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • 1 mango - peeled, seeded, and chopped

  • 2 carrots, cut into chunks

  • 1 banana, chopped

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped, or to taste

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped, or more to taste

  • 1 ounce chilled mineral water, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Blend mango, carrots, banana, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, mineral water, lemon juice, honey, or chia seeds in a blender until smooth. Add more water for a thinner consistency.

Cook's Notes:

If you like your smoothie frozen or colder, you can add frozen banana or mango into your smoothie instead of room temperature fruit. Or you can chill it afterwards if you are patient.

If you like a thicker smoothie you can also add almonds or cashew nuts. But then it becomes less drinkable, at least with a straw.

You can use flax seeds in place of chia seeds if desired. Use maple syrup or stevia in place of honey if desired.

If you have a smaller blender, start with the hardest vegetables and then add them one-by-one until you get your required smoothie-consistency.

Be careful if you add chia seeds as they tend to form some jelly around them as they are put into water, so you might be able to eat your smoothie with a spoon if you add too many.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
1g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 89mg 447%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 377mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.