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I didn’t realize quite how bright this orange broth smoothie was gonna be ’til I started blending it up. It really is electric!
Unoriginal name notwithstanding, this is probably the best, most sneaky and delicious way to add some extra collagen rich broth to your day.
Yup, I said sneaky. Because you really have no freaking clue that it’s hiding a full cup of broth AND a whole carrot in the mix, too.
It was important to me to make this orange broth smoothie without any added sugar and the whole orange & frozen pineapple take care of the sweetness, balancing out the carrot juice and the more savory broth.
The fresh ginger gives everything a refreshing kick, while the turmeric adds a smidge of earthiness and a bit of a color boost. I’m not big into touting “superfoods”, but if I can add a little extra something something to a recipe without compromising taste, I’m all about it. (The black pepper helps with absorbing the curcumin in that turmeric).
So, voila! Start the day with this orange broth smoothie and you’re well on your way to a more vitamin and mineral packed day.Print
Electric Orange Broth Smoothie
This orange broth smoothie is made with whole fruits & fresh ginger, plus hidden veggies & collagen rich broth for a bold, refreshing & boosted beverage.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1/3 cups / 550 ml 1x
- Category: broth, smoothies, breakfast
- Method: blender
- 1 cup / 240 ml chilled bone broth, frozen in cubes if your blender can handle it
- 1 peeled & segmented orange, I used cara cara
- 3 oz / 85 g unpeeled, shredded carrot, about 1 medium
- 3/4 cup / 120 g frozen pineapple
- 1 tbsp / 18 g minced ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground turmeric, I like this one
- Pinch of ground black pepper, optional, omit for AIP elimination phase
BLEND: Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If your broth isn’t frozen, you might want to add a couple cubes of ice to further chill the orange broth smoothie to your liking. Will keep in the fridge for 2 days; store it in a jar or bottle with a lid so that you can give it a good shake before drinking!
The final flavor of the broth smoothie will depend on the flavor of your broth. I prefer to make these with chicken or pork broth as they’re more mild & to use a broth that isn’t strongly flavored or highly salted.
I have tested this with both conventional boxed broths and with homemade, unsalted broth. The recipe works just fine with both, but using homemade and unsalted broth if you can will give you the most neutral flavored base.
Start out with 50:50 broth to water if you’re feeling a little unsure about this whole broth smoothie idea! Or you could add a smidge of banana for extra sweetness as counterbalance if you need it.
If you use homemade broth, note that the collagen rich broth may make the orange broth smoothie gel or set if you make it ahead and store it in the refrigerator. If that happens, just give it a good shake or re-blend it.