Creamy Clementine Smoothie

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This creamy clementine smoothie combines clementines with almond milk, a banana and chia seeds for a delicious smoothie that tastes like a creamsicle. Vegan and gluten-free. 

I make protein smoothies all the time. They’re super easy to whip up and a great way to get in a good amount of protein and healthy carbs after a workout. Plus, I like that they’re super portable. I work from home most days but it’s still nice to have a breakfast I can carry up the stairs to my office.

As most of you probably know, I’ve been on a clementine kick lately, which totally inspired the smoothie I’m sharing today. It’s a little untraditional as clementines aren’t a fruit I add to smoothies very often, however if you give this smoothie a whirl, I think you’ll be delighted at how delicious it is.

Creamy Clementine Smoothie served in a tall clear glass on wood cutting board with clementine slices.

To keep from getting bored, I’m always trying different smoothie combinations but tend to stick with using 1/2 a frozen banana, almond milk and protein powder as my base. You really can’t go wrong with this combo but if you hate bananas (I personally don’t know how it’s possible), you can substitute 1/2 cup of frozen mango in it’s place. It gives smoothies a similar texture and sweetness.

This smoothie is not only tasty, but it’s super easy to make (only 5 ingredients). In addition, it has the perfect amount of calories (around 370 with the protein powder) and a good mix of healthy sugar, protein and fat. I like it for breakfast or a post workout recovery drink.

Creamy Clementine Smoothie served in a tall clear glass on wood cutting board with clementine slices.

If you make this creamy clementine smoothie, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

Creamy Clementine Smoothie

5 from 6 votes
This creamy clementine smoothie combines clementines with almond milk, a banana and chia seeds for a delicious smoothie that tastes like a creamsicle. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana, peeled and sliced before freezing
  • 3 clementines, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional

Instructions
 

  • Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie Calories: 374kcal Carbohydrates: 63g Protein: 23g Fat: 6g Sugar: 35g
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clementine smoothie

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    26 comments
    1. Taylor Byers
      June 14, 2021 AT 2:49 pm

      5 stars
      The one unique thing I LOVE about this smoothie is that it’s so naturally sweet that you don’t even need natural sweetener as an addition! The combination of sweet clementines and the sweetness of a banana does this smoothie wonders. This smoothie brings out the summer vibes! I used the optional protein powder and I feel it helped add to the creaminess! (Let alone adding some extra protein in!)

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 14, 2021 AT 6:35 pm

        I’m so glad you’re loving this smoothie, Taylor! Thanks for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    2. Lily’s mom
      June 12, 2021 AT 7:57 pm

      3 stars
      I think I may have done something wrong. I just made this, and mine looks nothing like the photo 😆 It did taste like a creamscicle, but it was really runny, so I added more bananas which tweaked the flavor and didn’t help much with the consistency. Definitely worth trying again though!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 13, 2021 AT 11:16 pm

        Did you change anything about the recipe?! Maybe added a bit more liquid? Either way, I’m glad it still tasted good!

    3. Marianne @ Living with Greater Purpose
      February 11, 2014 AT 7:00 pm

      I have so many clementines to use up. I’m thinking this may be breakfast tomorrow!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        February 11, 2014 AT 9:15 pm

        Woo-hoo! Let me know how it turns out.

    4. Emily
      January 23, 2013 AT 1:41 pm

      Winter means clementines to me…we always got them in our stockings on Christmas morning. Thanks so much for this great recipie!

    5. Renae
      January 18, 2013 AT 11:44 am

      5 stars
      Just had this for my post-run recovery drink. SO good!! Thanks!

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