Ginger Fruit Smoothie

BY : PUBLISHED : February 16th, 2022

This yummy and refreshing fruit smoothie laced with ginger goodness is all you need to perk your mornings right up! Ginger Fruit Smoothie is a sugar-free and healthy drink perfect on days when you're feeling under the weather and need a quick pick-me-up to boost your spirits. It is tangy and sweet from the orange, mango, and strawberry, with a hint of nuttiness from the coconut water and made zesty with the freshly grated ginger!

completed ginger fruit smoothie in a tall glass cup with a paper straw in the forefront and a small glass of the smoothie in the background

An Easy and Healthy Smoothie Recipe

We love fruity smoothies! They are an effortless and delicious way to incorporate a variety of fruits into your daily diet. They do not require a lot of ingredients, nor any complicated steps! All you need is a blender, and you've got yourself a nourishing drink that you can customize to your liking. The addition of ginger takes this fruit smoothie to a whole new level! It adds a sharp, zesty flavor that compliments the sweetness of the fruits while infusing it with lots of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and nutrients that are good for you. Add these on top of all the natural vitamins you get from the fruits, and you have a winning drink for sure!

Ginger Fruit Smoothie Ingredients

  • Orange - While citrus fruits are not usually added to smoothies, we think it is time more people start adding them! The lovely bright flavors of the oranges give this smoothie a taste of sunshine! You can also use tangerines, lemons, and mandarins.
  • Frozen mango chunks - Ripe mangoes add a sweet tropical flavor that brings you a taste of summertime all year round! You can also use other tropical fruits like pineapples, bananas, avocados, and papaya.
  • Frozen strawberries - A burst of berry sweetness with a hint of tart is perfect for this smoothie! You can also try using blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
  • Coconut water - We love a tall glass of this refreshing drink! It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor with low sugar content.
  • Ginger - Freshly grated ginger provides a robust punch of sharp and zippy flavors. So make sure to use just enough to not overpower the whole drink.

ingredients for ginger fruit smoothie on a white speckled tray

How to Make Ginger Fruit Smoothie

5 ingredients and a blender! That is all you need to make this amazing smoothie any time of the day! Just add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can also use a stab mixer for this recipe.

ingredients for ginger fruit smoothie in a blender

Helpful Tips

  • Always add the liquid first before the solids. So, in this case, add coconut water before the fruits. This will make it easier for your blender without straining it. Especially if you are not using a high-powered one.
  • We froze the mangoes and strawberries, so we do not need to add ice which will water down the smoothie. However, if you do not have time to freeze them, you can just add ice cubes and reduce the coconut water when blending.
  • The riper the fruits are the better! Ripe fruits are sweeter and softer, which are perfect for making smoothies.
  • Add more nutritious ingredients to your smoothie like vegan yogurt, chia seeds, greens, spices, and herbs.
  • Top it with nuts, coconut flakes, dried fruits, berries, or grounded flax seeds before serving to take it to the next level!

Frequently Asked Questions 

  1. Why is my smoothie too thick? This can happen, especially when using creamy fruits like mangoes and bananas. You need to add more liquid to thin it out.
  2. Why is my smoothie too sour? It can happen if the mango and strawberries you are using as not ripe or sweet enough. You can remedy this by adding a small amount of agave syrup to sweeten it up.
  3. How can I make my smoothie creamier? Bananas are always a great way to thicken your smoothies and add a wonderful flavor to them too. We also keep frozen bananas ready for this purpose. You can also add ground oats, vegan ice cream, or vegan yogurt to give it a thicker consistency.

completed ginger fruit smoothie in a tall glass cup with a paper straw in the forefront and a small glass of the smoothie in the background

Storing Ginger Fruit Smoothie

It would be great if we could make a huge batch of this and enjoy them the rest of the week, right? Unfortunately, smoothies are not made to be stored. They are easy enough to make anyways and are best enjoyed right off the blender. You can possibly make it an hour early and keep it in the fridge. Just make sure to give it a good stir before drinking.

Here are other yummy smoothies to try!

  1. Citrus Mango Smoothie - This super easy and summery citrus mango smoothie is fresh and full of nutrients! You can enjoy it as a smoothie or as a topping-filled smoothie bowl! It is like sunshine in a glass, and we absolutely love it. It is sweet and creamy, and it tastes like summer.
  2. Peaches and Cream Smoothie Bowl - This super creamy and perfectly sweet smoothie bowl is a great way to kick start your morning. Packed with plant-based protein and fruit, you'll be fueled up and ready to tackle the day!
  3. Kale Pineapple Smoothie - Is made using only a handful of ingredients and tastes like the tropics! It's easy to get in your servings of fruits & vegetables with this delicious vegan smoothie recipe! Not only is it delicious, but it's super simple, fast to make, and is a great way to keep getting your greens in year around and begin your day in the right way.

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

completed ginger fruit smoothie in a tall glass cup with a paper straw in the forefront and a small glass of the smoothie in the background

Ginger Fruit Smoothie

Stephanie Lundstrom
This yummy and refreshing fruit smoothie laced with ginger goodness is all you need to perk your mornings right up! Ginger Fruit Smoothie is a sugar-free and healthy drink perfect on days when you're feeling under the weather and need a quick pick-me-up to boost your spirits.
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drink
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 140 kcal
METHOD Blender
DIET Vegan

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of orange slices
  • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • a pinch of freshly grated ginger

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend to desired consistency.

Notes

  • Always add the liquid first before the solids. So, in this case, add coconut water before the fruits. This will make it easier for your blender without straining it. Especially if you are not using a high-powered one.
  • We froze the mangoes and strawberries, so we do not need to add ice which will water down the smoothie. However, if you do not have time to freeze them, you can just add ice cubes and reduce the coconut water when blending.
  • The riper the fruits are the better! Ripe fruits are sweeter and softer, which are perfect for making smoothies.
  • Add more nutritious ingredients to your smoothie like vegan yogurt, chia seeds, greens, spices, and herbs.
  • Top it with nuts, coconut flakes, dried fruits, berries, or grounded flax seeds before serving to take it to the next level!

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 128mgPotassium: 726mgFiber: 6gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 1104IUVitamin C: 123mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg
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  1. melstero says

    This is excellent! I love mango and make a lot of mango lahssis. This is a nice alternative when I don't have any plant based yogurt. Thanks!

    • Andrea White says

      Nothing like a delicious smoothie!

  2. Jay says

    Delicious & refreshing love it!!

    • Andrea White says

      I've been loving this smoothie too!

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