Smoothie with orange juice and berries

Smoothie with orange juice and berries

A vegan and fruity pick me up, perfect for any time of day

Many people turn to smoothies when they are trying to lose weight, or eat healthier, or feel better about the 3 pieces of bougatsa they had the night before. We get it, and that’s okay. But we’re here to tell you that there’s another reason to enjoy smoothies – because they are delicious! And, they are a fun way to get some fruits, veggies and other goodies into people (kids? husbands?) who may otherwise be less inclined to welcome them into their diet.

We’re looking forward to sharing several of our favourite smoothie creations with you in the coming weeks. First up, we’ve got something very straightforward, and very simple. This is a perfect recipe to start with if you haven’t yet blended into the smoothie crowd (see what we did there?).

Smoothie with orange juice and berries

We actually first shared this recipe as part of our Nativity Fast Meal Plan‘s additional recipes. Because it uses orange juice as the liquid base, along with some frozen berries and maple syrup as the sweetener, this smoothie is naturally vegan. If you don’t really care about these things, you can always sweeten your smoothie with honey instead of maple syrup.

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Smoothie with orange juice and berries

Looking for other delicious drinks – that aren’t smoothies? How about these:

Vanilla milkshake

Frappé float

Hot toddy

We love hearing from you!  If you have made our recipes, or if you have a question or comment, or simply want to say Hi!,  please leave a comment below!

Smoothie with orange juice and berries
Smoothie with orange juice and berries

Smoothie with orange juice and berries

A vegan smoothie perfect for a pick me up any time of day!
5 from 13 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • Blender


  • 1 cup (250 mL) Orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Frozen berries


  • In a blender combine 1 cup of orange juice, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, 1/2 cup of frozen berries (in that order) and blend well.
  • Enjoy!


For the smoothie pictured we used a combination of frozen raspberries and frozen strawberries.  You can use any combination of berry you like however.

Thanks for sharing!


  1. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen says:

    This looks so beautifully vibrant!

    1. miakouppa says:

      Thanks so much Dorothy! It tastes that way too 🙂 xoxo Helen & Billie

  2. Jenny Kouros says:

    May i use honey instead of maple syrup ? Thank you !!!

    1. miakouppa says:

      You sure can! Enjoy 🙂 xoxo Helen & Billie

  3. This was so simple and so very tasty!!! I used half orange juice/half oat milk to cut down on the sugar and ended up adding a few ice cubes at the end to perfect the consistency to my liking.

    1. miakouppa says:

      Thanks Stefanie! So glad that you gave it a try, and we love your twist with the oat milk 🙂 xoxo Helen & Billie

    1. miakouppa says:

      Absolutely! You may want to add some ice to make it cold and have the texture more like the original recipe. Enjoy! xoxo Helen & Billie

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