Natural Orange Julius Recipe

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Do you love the taste of Orange Julius? Learn how to make a homemade orange Julius so that you can enjoy an all-natural version of this delicious drink or smoothie!

Do you love the taste of Orange Julius? Learn how to make a homemade orange Julius so that you can enjoy an all-natural version of this delicious drink or smoothie! #homemadeorangejulius #allnaturalorangejulius #orangejulius #smoothierecipes #yummy #smoothies

Homemade Orange Julius

Yes. We love smoothies in our house and this “orange Julius” is no different! The nice thing about this orange juice drink is that unlike the real Orange Julius (which contains up to 22 ingredients, ewe) this orange Julius recipe with fresh orange juice one only contains 3. We like to enjoy it for a night-time snack or even as a healthy breakfast! It has a great smooth texture.

–If you like more fruits in your smoothie, try this Orange Julius Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe!

It’s been so long since I had a real Orange Julius in the store. I’m not even sure how much they cost any more, but I’m guessing that this version is a little bit cheaper. 🙂 Plus with this healthy orange Julius recipe version, you get a healthy dose of probiotics! (If you use yogurt with cultures or kefir.)

Homemade Natural Orange Julius Recipe

What You Need:

  • Orange Juice Cubes
  • Yogurt or Kefir
  • Some kind of sweetener (You can omit this if you use regular yogurt, the Greek yogurt seems to need a little sweetener though!)

Grab your orange juice cubes. You will need a full tray for a recipe for 2. You may need to thaw these out just a bit first. Put these into the blender.

Add in about a half a cup of yogurt. (Or kefir if you want to add in extra probiotics)

— You can also use your Cream Cubes in this recipe in place of yogurt!

Add in a little sweetener. How much you add will depend on your tastes, it’s a trial and error thing 😉 We add a little turbinado (raw) sugar. You could add in honey, stevia, or whatever sugar works for you. We also added a little bit more fresh orange juice to make the blending easier.

Blend!

And enjoy!

 

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Homemade Natural Orange Julius Recipe

Ingredients

  • Orange Juice Cubes
  • Yogurt or Kefir
  • Sweetener of your choice optional

Instructions

  1. Grab your orange juice cubes. You will need at least a full trayful for a recipe for 2. You may need to thaw these out just a bit first. Put these into the blender.
  2. Add in about a half a cup of yogurt.
  3. Add in a little sweetener. How much you add will depend on your tastes, it's a trial and error thing. We add a little turbinado (raw) sugar. You could add in honey, stevia, or whatever sugar works for you. We also added a little bit more fresh orange juice to make the blending easier.
  4. Blend and enjoy!

It’s been quite a long time since I had a real Orange Julius but I think this homemade version tastes great and I don’t have to feel bad about eating it! Make sure you make up your orange juice cubes ahead of time and store in the freezer so you have them ready to go next time you have a craving!

Here are a few more smoothie recipes you might want to try next:

Frozen Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
Banana Raspberry Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
Cucumber Mint Smoothie
Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
Strawberry Orange Smoothie

Find even more Healthy Breakfast Smoothies on Little House Living.


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Do you like Orange Julius? Have you made this real Orange Julius before?

This Homemade Orange Julius Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in October 2012. It has been updated as of October 2019.

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4 Comments

  1. I make an old, version from the ’80’s my brother found that I just love! I think it’s better than the real thing, without the million ingredients.

    I use orange juice concentrate, ice cubes, a splash of milk and a touch of vanilla.

    I like your idea of freezing the orange juice for it, especially since we only buy the concentrate for this these days.

    Yummy!

  2. We make one with Frozen Oranges, Vanilla cream Stevia & Vanilla coconut milk. YUMMY!! I should try vanilla Almond milk yogurt.

  3. Super smoothie recipe, Merissa! It works really well with greek yogurt. I added some ground nuts for an extra nutrition boost. Always use them in smoothies. What a treat!

  4. I have not used yogurt or frozen orange juice, but now with your recipe I know things will change at our house.

    Thank you so very much.