This Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie is made with 5 ingredients in 5 minutes. A refreshing spin on an orange vanilla smoothie that's lighter and waist-friendly! Whole30 + Gluten Free + Low Calorie + Vegan + Paleo
This Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie recipe was originally published June 2016. I've re-tested and rephotographed the recipe. Hope you enjoy it!
I've been dying for a lazy week on the beach lying around in my swimsuit sipping on a cool, refreshing drink (alcohol optional). In a few weeks, my dreams will come true as we head to New Jersey to see my boyfriend's family at the shore.
This will be my first REAL week long vacation in 3 years. You know I've just been working on a few things. Graduating from nutrition school, transitioning to blogging and practicing nutrition full-time. Needless to say, I'm more than ready! I'll just be over here sipping on a Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie and kicking back.
Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie
Do people even know what Orange Julius is anymore? Is it still at the mall? Do people even go to the mall anymore? Wow...how times have changed!
When I was in high school, I worked at a department store in the mall and would frequently go to Orange Julius for my fix. Not sure if that's a thing anymore but if it is, I've got a healthier option for you today!
HEALTHY ORANGE JULIUS SMOOTHIE! Made with 5 ingredients in 5 minutes. Lower in sugar, lower in calories and high in nutrients, Vitamin C and TASTE. A refreshing way to cool off when it's hot out!
Now I may or may not be telling you this, but you may or may not be able to add a little vodka to turn your Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie into an adult version. Just giving you all your options here because it is summer and it would be a healthier way to enjoy an adult beverage!
What You Need
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Milk
Freeze the orange ahead of time! While you can certainly use an orange at room temperature or from the refrigerator, freezing the orange when it's ripe then using it to make your Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie makes it SO much better. Trust me!
To sweetened I recommend an organic stevia. I personally avoid added sugar and adding sugar to my foods unless it's purposefully. When I do want to add a touch of sweetness, stevia gives it just the right amount of what it needs! I recommend avoiding artificial sweeteners due to their negative impact on health. If you're following Whole30, the stevia is not complaint and you will need to omit it.
BUT this Orange Julius, you will love it! It's perfect to sip on in warm weather, it's healthy, only has 5 ingredients, and takes 5 minutes to make in a blender. So....you better get blending and leave me a comment about how much you like it before I take this show to the beach peeps! Unless you're coming with me that is? Enjoy!
More Smoothies To Enjoy!
Healthy Orange Julius
- Blend the milk, orange, ice, vanilla and stevia together in a blender.
- Transfer to a glass, top with orange zest and enjoy!
What I Used For The Recipe