Clementine Season Is Here Again

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Clementines are easy to peelYou can only buy Clementines during this time of the year, and lately, you can only buy them in a HUGE bag. I’ve talked about Clementines before:

My favorite aspect of clementines is how easy they are to peel and the fact that they have no seeds. I DON’T like that I have to buy a huge container of them instead of being able to just buy a couple at a time. The big box of clementines inevitably goes bad before I can finish them all.


This year, Mike had a great idea. We took half of the clementines, peeled them and put them in plastic bags to freeze them.

Frozen Clementines

“I don’t think you can freeze citrus,” I told Mike. “They’re going to go bad anyway, so let’s just try it,” he replied, “Maybe they’ll be like frozen grapes.”

Just last week, I tried using the frozen clementines in a smoothie and they worked PERFECTLY!

Clementine Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen clementine sections
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 tsps of healthy oil (I like to sneak it into treats so I don’t notice it)
  • 1 packet of Stevia (or Splenda) – optional (most of the time the clementines are sweet enough)

Put all the ingredients into the blender and mix on high until smooth.

1 serving – Approximately 250 calories – 5 WW Points – 2 fruit, 2 oil and 1 milk serving.

The smoothie tasted like a healthy dreamsicle, and I LOVE that I get to check off so many boxes on my food journal.

Clementines are only available for a short time each year, so make sure you grab a bag of them and enjoy them both fresh AND frozen.


3 Responses to “Clementine Season Is Here Again”

  1. Elisa Says:

    Well, I’ve been buying the little crates of these at Kroger for $5.99. My girls love them and so do I! I never thought about freezing them. Wonder how they taste when they thaw?

    They are deeelicious!

  2. suzee Says:

    I never would have thought to put citrus in a smoothie…sounds GREAT. Thanks!

  3. stephanie cataliotti Says:

    my clementines smell and taste musty. My friend says it comes from the little crate they came in. Bought them 3 days ago. First ones were great but today they had a horrible musty smell and taste. What can I do? I tried soaking them in cold water, but that didn’t work. Any suggestions?

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