Simply Healthy Family: Copy Cat Orange Julius Smoothie Recipe {Naturally Sweetened, Dairy Free} #SundaySupper

26.7.15

Copy Cat Orange Julius Smoothie Recipe {Naturally Sweetened, Dairy Free} #SundaySupper



Some things automatically snap you wholly and completely into your past. Smells, sounds, images and of course, tastes. Simple yet delightful indulgences such as a trip to the mall with mom to window shop, pick up a few new clothes for school and of course stand in line for an ice cold Orange Julius. Sheer and complete joy. 









We didn't get sugary sweets very often when I was little which of course seemed like a burden then but a restriction I am grateful for now. Once a month my mom would walk me and my two younger sisters and little brother down the street to the Quickie Mart for a slushy and a candy bar OR take us to the mall for a special treat. I ALWAYS chose an Orange Julius Smoothie. My younger, less knowledgeable siblings sometimes opted for a Cinnabon.


The indulgences we are allowed as children aren't always so forgiving on the body when we become adults. What I once thought was a healthy, fruity treat later revealed itself as a sugar loaded indulgence. But after years of abstaining, I sorely missed my special monthly treat and set out to make it myself minus all of the sugar and artificial flavors.


It turned out to be quite simple thankfully and I can whip up an ice cold, frothy "Orange Julius" any time I get the hankering for one and not feel the least bit guilty about it! Turns out all of the added sugar isn't necessary to accomplish the sweet, natural, delicious taste.








TIME         10 MINUTES                 SERVES       6


You Will Need

1 can frozen, no sugar added orange juice concentrate
1 can Coconut Cream

1 cup water
1 teaspoon real vanilla
2 cups ice cubes
Optional (I always use) 2-3 small pieces orange peel for extra zingy flavor and vitamins




Putting it all Together



In a blender combine all ingredients. On high power, blend until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately!

















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26 comments:

  1. Perfect summer copycat recipe! I remember that these were the rage when I was in college--still yummy and going strong :)

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  2. Yum and I never see an Orange Julius around anymore and loved them as a kid. Plus I love anything I can put my Vitamix to use for.

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    1. Yup! Love using my Vitamix ;)

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  3. I had an older cousin who would make us copycat Orange Julius' when she babysat us (as kids) and it was always the best treat! YUM :)

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  4. I can't use Coconut Cream. What can I use instead? Thanks bnrudy@yahoo.com

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    1. regular milk is what is normally used. Also could use almond milk or any other type of milk.

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  5. I haven't had one in years! Yes, your childhood memories and mine are similar regarding shopping mall visits but I remember spending most of my time at the record store buying cassettes and then CDs. (Remember those? I feel old now.)

    BTW, do you use the whole peel or just the zest?

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    1. Oh my gosh, I totally did too!!!!

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  6. I have never had an Orange Julius - I always opt for that Cinnabon!
    Could this be done just as succesfully with milk? I can't have coconut.

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    1. Yes, typically it is made w regular milk. I just opt not to drink cows milk.

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  7. Reminds me of my childhood days, so yummy!

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  8. You know, I don't think I've ever had an orange Julius!

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  9. I have never been a fan of orange julius' but my hubbie is obsessed. Can't wait to give this a go for him!

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  10. YUMMY! Can't wait to try this!

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  11. This sounds so amazing and I love thats its made with healthy ingredients!

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  12. looks delicious and easy! Always perfect for a breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack!

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  13. Thanks for sharing such a useful blog here with a healthy eating recipe. Keep updating more blog with us.

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  14. This sounds raelly good. Thanks, Gwen.

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  15. I love the addition of the coconut cream - I bet it tastes fantastic!

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  16. I love orange julius! These looks amazing. YUM!

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  17. My daughter worked at the Orange Julius stand when she was a teen. They added some sort of protein powder to the mix, too. I'd rather have your version :)

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  18. Perfect! They are so good at the retail location, but so expensive too!

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  19. I love how you took a childhood fave and made it healthier! It looks deliciously refreshing!

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  21. Coconut + a fruit is always amazing! I really love coconut mango shakes, but I#ll have to try this one as well very soon!

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  22. I love a good no sugar recipe. I have some friends that don't drink alcohol and are diabetic. This will be perfect to serve the next time we play bunco.

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