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. 

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Creamy Clementine Smoothie

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie


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


  • 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)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and serve immediately.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 374
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 63g
  • Protein: 23g

Keywords: clementine smoothie

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    1. 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.

    2. 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!

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

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

    4. Liz @ iheartvegetables
      January 17, 2013 AT 7:05 pm

      I’m having a protein smoothie right now! But I haven’t added clementines before! YUM!

    5. Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy
      January 17, 2013 AT 1:41 pm

      That smoothie looks heavenly. I’m definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

    6. Lindsay
      January 17, 2013 AT 10:57 am

      This sounds so good, I’m making it after my workout this afternoon!

    7. Sounds delicious! I never think of adding oranges to smoothies but the combination of orange and banana is a good one ! 🙂

    8. I love clementines this time of year. I actually made carrot and clementine juice this past weekend.

    9. Sues
      January 16, 2013 AT 5:25 pm

      I LOVE the idea of a clementine smoothie, especially if it tastes like a creamsicle. Definitely trying this one!

    10. Angela
      January 15, 2013 AT 4:31 pm

      Sounds delicious! I have always wondered how you would put citrus in a smoothie. Now I know! 🙂

    11. Emily
      January 15, 2013 AT 4:19 pm

      I made a similar one a few weeks ago – the only addition mine had was vanilla. It was my smoothie replica of an orange julius!!

    12. jodye @ chocolate and chou fleur
      January 15, 2013 AT 3:44 pm

      This smoothie looks great, and sounds os refreshing! My boyfriend has been nagging me to make a creamsicle type dessert lately, and this looks like it fits the bill!

    13. Gillian @ Drop that Debt
      January 15, 2013 AT 12:29 pm

      Somehow read this at the perfect time. Bought my first crate of clementines this season last week, and I’ve been digging them ever since. I’m going to try this this afternoon and the lucky boyfriend will get some too. 🙂

    14. Amber @ Slim Pickin’s Kitchen
      January 15, 2013 AT 12:17 pm

      I’ve been squeezing oranges and clementines into my smoothies lately, and I love the brightness it adds to them!

    15. Sara @ fitcupcaker
      January 15, 2013 AT 12:12 pm

      yum… I love making smoothies too! This looks like a great one to try 🙂

    16. Rachel
      January 15, 2013 AT 10:26 am

      I have never thought about putting clementines in a smoothie.. good idea!! I’ll def try it out 😀

    17. Elena
      January 15, 2013 AT 10:21 am

      I have so many mandarins and clementines in my garden now (in Israel)!
      Will try this idea!

    18. Becky @ Olives n Wine
      January 15, 2013 AT 9:42 am

      I never would have thought to add clementines to smoothies! I have a big bag of them at home right now so I’ll definitely have to give this smoothie a try 🙂

    19. Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
      January 15, 2013 AT 9:00 am

      yum! I have never put a clementine in a smoothie, I always think about doing it but never do! Glad I have this recipe now so I can try it out!

    20. NYC Fit GIrl
      January 15, 2013 AT 8:54 am

      You have so many great ideas for clementines! Love it!

    21. Looks like you love clementines almost as much as I do! 😉 I’ve actually thought about making a smooth with them. I haven’t had many smoothies lately due to the cold weather, but I really want to give this a try.

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