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Orange, Mango, Banana Dessert Smoothies

I love smoothies.

While I normally make them with milk or yogurt, but when asked to come up with a recipe using Sunkist® Valencia Oranges, I thought a “dessert” smoothie was in order.

Substitute milk/yogurt with ice cream…and voila…a dessert smoothie!

OK…but first…have you heard of “re-greening”?!?

I haven’t/hadn’t. But I know what it means now!

Sunkist® Valencia oranges may occasionally “re-green” in warm weather. When Valencias ripen on the tree, they turn a bright orange color but warm temperatures may make their skin reabsorb chlorophyll as they hang on the tree causing the orange color to look partly green—although the outside is green, the inside remains ripe and delicious!

You can learn more by watching this quick video about the process.

Sunkist Valencia Oranges Re-greening Video [3]

And a few more cool and interesting facts about Valencia Oranges…

You can find additional Sunkist citrus recipes [4] …now get to sneaking in these Vitamin C packed orange gems in more places than your dessert smoothies!

Orange, Mango, Banana Dessert Smoothies


  • 2 Sunkist® Valencia Oranges, peeled
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (2 Sunkist® Valencia Oranges worth)
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  • Peel the oranges (see video above).
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree.
  • Serve immediately.