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 one only contains 3. We like it for a night-time snack or even for a healthy breakfast! It has a great smooth texture.
It’s been so long since I had a real Orange Julius in the store I’m not even sure how much they cost anymore, but I’m guessing that this version is a little bit cheaper:) Plus with this version you get a healthy dose of probiotics! (If you use a yogurt with cultures or kefir.)
Homemade Natural Orange Julius
What You Need:
- Orange Juice Cubes
- Yogurt or Kefir
- Some kind of sweetener (You can omit this if you use a regular yogurt, greek yogurt needs a little though!)
Grab your orange juice cubes. You will need a full tray-ful 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 or even Cream Cubes!)
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.
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!