Are blood oranges good in smoothies? Make this Carob Raspberry Blood Orange Smoothie at home and you’ll find that the answer is in the affirmative! Also known as Red Sicilian Tarocco Oranges, blood oranges are a natural mutation of oranges and their deep red flesh is due to the presence of anthocyanins, something normally found in flowers but uncommon in citrus fruits. They are known to be great sources of Vitamin C and are rich in dietary fiber.
What fruit goes well with blood orange?
With its unique taste and appearance, this is a classic question that people would often ask about.
This citrus fruit complements all types of less acidic fruit. From berries to apricots to stone fruits, any fruit that attenuates the tartness of blood orange would be excellent. For this carob smoothie, apples and raspberries seem to be the fitting fruit line-up that would highlight the best of this orange. The sweet, tangy side.
Carob Raspberry Blood Orange Smoothie Recipe Details
The combination between an acidic and a sweet element brings harmony and freshness to the palate. That is the story behind the ingredient list of this refreshing breakfast or afternoon dessert smoothie. Don’t be fooled by this deceptively simple line-up. Once blended and served, the resulting smoothie is an absolute explosion of flavors that you’ve never tasted before!
- Blood Oranges (reserve one thin half-slice for presentation)
- Cosmic Crisp Apple
- Red Raspberries
- Organic Carob Powder
- Pure Maple Syrup
If you’d wish to turn this into a blood orange smoothie bowl, we recommend making your own frozen blood orange slices and raspberries. Just place the fruits inside the freezer the night before you need them.
We have a long list of healthy smoothie recipes that you can make at home or for your cafe. It would be great to see more and more food establishments using carobs in their offer line-up. Please visit our Carob Smoothies to view all your options, from smoothie drinks to smoothie bowls.
Carob Raspberry Blood Orange Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Food Blender
- Quarter, peel and pit the blood oranges and put in blender jar.
- Quarter and core the apple and add to jar.
- Add the raspberries, carob powder and maple syrup and blend thoroughly.
- Transfer to serving glass and top with slice of blood orange and pieces of raspberries.