If you are feeling a little blue because of the weather, these 5 Fresh Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Day will change your mood!

5 Fresh Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Day
Let’s get refreshed with these recipes!

Refreshing Orange recipes for you to try

We all have dull days. But a refreshing meal, dessert, or drink can cheer us up in no time! Here are some fresh orange recipes you can try to brighten up a dull day!

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5 Fresh Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Day
I can smell the fresh scent!

1. Easy Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

Hey, cranberries and orange are so good together! It’s so easy to make and so good to eat. Make some today!

Ingredients Needed To Make Cranberry Orange Bread:

If you are looking for something simple and refreshing, Burnt Macaroni‘s Cranberry Orange Bread will do the trick! It’s perfect for breakfast.

5 Fresh Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Day
Refreshingly good orange muffins!

2. Fresh Orange Muffins Recipe

Make some tangy muffins treat for your kids. The orange flavor blends perfectly well with all other ingredients! Have fun!

Ingredients Needed To Make Orange Muffins Recipe:

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 large Eggs
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter, melted
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 3½ cups Flour
  • A cup of Sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons Baking Powder
  • Orange Zest (from 1 orange)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

For the Glaze:

How To Make Orange Muffins Recipe:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Next, line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  3. Then, in a mixing bowl, combine the milk, orange juice, sour cream, eggs, and melted butter.
  4. In a separate bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix together.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine.
  6. Fold in the orange zest.
  7. Then, add the batter to the muffin pan.
  8. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Next, to make the glaze, combine the orange juice, powdered sugar, and orange zest. Whisk them together, until smooth.
  11. Drizzle over muffins while the muffins are still warm.

This recipe is inspired by The Pastry Queen!

5 Fresh Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Day
This is a very nice drink!

3. Orange Banana Cream Smoothie Recipe

Grab your blender, an orange, and some bananas! Get refreshed by this amazingly sweet, tangy, and yummy smoothie recipe!

Ingredients Needed To Make Orange Banana Cream Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh Ginger Root
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Ice

How to Make Orange Banana Cream Smoothie:

  1. Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. This yields enough for one person.
5 Fresh Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Day

4. Easy Winter Fruit Salad Recipe

I love this winter fruit salad recipe! It’s sweet, soothing, and it’s minty too! Well, that’s if you’d add a mint leaf into the mixture. It’s my favorite fruit salad.

Ingredients Needed To Make Winter Fruit Salad:

  • 3 cups of Cubed Pineapple
  • 1 cup Kiwis (peeled, quartered and sliced)
  • 2 cups of Mandarin Oranges
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Poppy Seeds

How To Make Winter Fruit Salad:

  1. First, in a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, honey, and poppy seeds.
  2. Then, in a large bowl, combine the pineapple, kiwi, and mandarin oranges.
  3. Pour the dressing over the fruit.
  4. Add mint leaves on top for some extra flavor!
5 Fresh Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Day
Orange tea, anyone?

5. Fresh Orange Tea Recipe

They say a cup of tea can calm a bewildered mind. Add some oranges to your favorite tea and get a fresher view of everything! Well, that’s an overstatement, but it sure can calm your nerves!

Ingredients To Make Fresh Orange Tea:

How To Make Fresh Orange Tea:

  1. First, in a saucepan, bring orange juice and sugar to a boil. Simmer, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Then, remove the pan from the heat, and let it cool.
  3. Prepare the tea in a coffeepot or steep in a pot on the stove.
  4. Remove the tea bags, and then pour the tea and orange mixture into a pitcher.
  5. When ready to serve, add sparkling water into the pitcher. Then, top with some orange slices and mint.
  6. Serve.

This recipe is inspired by Giada De Laurentiis.

5 Fresh Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Day
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  1. Oh ! My ! Orange Tea! That looks so refreshing ! Not to mention the added vitamins from the Orange! The Cranberry Orange bread looks delicious! I could go on they all look so yummy! I am going to make the Tea immediately! Thanks for sharing these!

  2. Hi Chris, What a great collection of orange-flavored recipes! Love Cranberry Orange Bread and that smoothie recipe sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet