With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these smoothies scream “I BLOODY LOVE YOU!!!”.
Who wouldn’t want to wake up to this treat on Valentine’s morning?
I first encountered blood oranges while I was traveling through Italy during my semester abroad in college. The sweet, deep burgundy flesh was just so tasty! But, it wasn’t until years later that I began to see this fruit gain attention in the US. In fact, I was thrilled when I first saw the Blood Orange flavored Chobani come on the market last year, which, by the way, is my oldest son’s favorite Chobani flavor.
So, yesterday, I picked up a bag of blood oranges at Target. I knew they wouldn’t last long, as my little blood orange fanatic went right to work peeling and chowing down on them. But, I managed to salvage a few to use in our “bloody” smoothie.
We served the smoothies with a batch of homemade cinnamon rolls. This time I chopped up an apple and added that to the cinnamon roll filling before rolling up….result: yuuummmm!!!
Blood Orange Smoothies
1-2 medium blood oranges – peeled and seeds removed
1 cup frozen melon (or other frozen fruit, I used canteloupe)
1 container Chobani greek yogurt – blood orange flavor
1 cup ice cubes
2 cups orange juice
Whirl everything together in a blender and enjoy this version of “bloodies” for breakfast.