Fresh fruit smoothie

Here’s a very pretty, delicious and healthy fresh fruit smoothie that I had this morning. Made with mango, blood orange, cranberries, banana, a bit of fresh ginger, some water and ice cubes, having a glass or two at breakfast is a great way to start the day.

High in antioxidants, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals, it can also be consumed after working out to replace electrolytes.

The recipe is below.

Fresh fruit smoothie

  • 1 big and ripe mango, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large or 2 small blood oranges, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh or frozen ripe banana, chopped
  • 2-3 handfuls of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 small piece of ginger root with peel (about 1 cm or 1/2 inch chunk), or more according to taste
  • 1-2 cups of water (start with less and add more as you blend to obtain a desired thickness)
  • 1 handful of ice cubes


Makes 6 cups or more

Put all ingredients into your high speed blender. Blend on low gradually increasing to high until creamy. Add more water as needed. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Pour leftover smoothie into a glass bottle or container with lid and keep in the fridge for one full day.

Enjoy throughout the day.

Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

2 thoughts on “Fresh fruit smoothie

  1. Smoothies are so easy to make, easy to consume, yet taste so good! This smoothie has such a beautiful colour,I am sure it must have tasted amazing too! I absolutely love fruit smoothies, so tasty and so healthy! Do share more smoothie recipes ☺️

    1. Thanks! Smoothies are so amazing and it’s a great way to not waste fresh fruit. If I’d have to keep only one kitchen gadget it would be my high speed blender. Hope you get to make this smoothie version (or a similar one) soon! Have a nice day and thanks for popping by! ☺️

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