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 early 2009, Amanda has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their lives without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to give up their hip mama selves and trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. She can often be found sipping green tea, behind her camera, diy’ing, instagramming, in the middle of a workout, chasing her two little boys around her farm or with her nose in an ingredients list in efforts to help other moms become more aware of what is really in the products they buy.


  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. Mary Beth Elderton says:

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

    • 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. How do you know exactly what I need when I need it?!

  6. Megan Powell says:

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

  7. Megan Powell says:

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

    • 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!

  8. This was so good. I love it.

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

  10. Megan Powell says:

    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…

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

  12. 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.

  13. Michelle Teixeira says:

    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.

  14. anonymous says:

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


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