From The Archives: In The Kitchen: How To Make an Orange Julius at Home | Smoothie Recipe

When my children are sick (and therefore ridiculously picky eaters like most kids are when they’re under the weather) this is filling (if you make it with whole milk) while giving them a boost of vitamin C that’ll help heal their colds. Also, the nice thing about this smoothie is that you likely already have everything you need on hand to whip it up.

It’s delicious, frothy and tastes just like the real deal. My kids go absolutely crazy over it!

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– 2 cups orange juice

– 1 cup milk

– 1 tsp vanilla

– 1 tbsp sugar

– 6 ice cubes (or about 1 cup of ice)

 Pop it all in a blender and mix til it’s smooth.  Makes approx 4 servings. If you have extra it makes delicious frozen “Creamsicles”!


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Amanda Robinson is the eco-chic, green living, fitness loving mom behind Natural Mommie. Since 2009, Amanda Robinson has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their homes without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about design, wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. In addition to Natural Mommie, Amanda is also the owner and designer behind Top Knot Style - a beautiful collection of handmade oversized luxury knitwear.

29 thoughts on “From The Archives: In The Kitchen: How To Make an Orange Julius at Home | Smoothie Recipe

  1. Thanks! We are just finishing up every last drop in our cups for lunch right now.

  2. Such an easy recipe – I will definitely be trying this! Thank you for sharing :-)

  3. Wow! I haven’t had an Orange Juiius in ages–thanks! And you’re right–I have everything in the kitchen right now.

    1. Brings back childhood memories for me…I remember always getting them when my mom and I went on a “big” shopping trip to the city. They were such a treat!

  4. Sounds good. I would use whole milk keifer I ferment and vanilla stevia instead of the sugar and fresh squeezed OJ.

  5. These were my favourite when I was little. I am definitely going to try making some of these this weekend!

  6. I wonder if vanilla Almond milk would give it an odd flavour or if it would still taste alright? I may try that instead…

    1. It definitely wouldn’t taste as creamy and the consistency might be a little off since it’s not made with whole milk, but I bet it would still be yummy!

  7. Made this tonight – easy, yummy, and a heck of a lot cheaper! And it makes a decent 4 servings.

  8. I ended up making it with regular milk and it was delicious! Next time I may try almond but not so sure how that will go with the OJ…

    1. Megan let me know how the almond milk turns out. I’d test it out myself, but we’re all out til the next costco trip :)

  9. Nice and easy recipe! I tried it also with almond milk and it is very good.

  10. Simple but effective I should imagine, I will have to make it for my kids when they are poorly. Would be nice with some yogurt as well.

  11. Thanks for posting this lil pick me up recipe. I will say that we subbed the milk for almond milk and skipped the sugar. It came out so frothy and delicious.

    1. Perfect! I haven’t made it with almond milk yet myself, but now that I know it works I will tomorrow! Glad you enjoyed!

  12. i used 1/4 cup of sugar not 1 tbsp… so try 1/4 cup of sugar

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