Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie
Replace the classic mall drink with a healthier orange smoothie made with whole fruit. This version is naturally sweetened with fruit and makes a healthy and refreshing snack!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 smoothies
- 2 oranges peeled
- 1 banana large, peeled, quartered & frozen
- 1/4-1/2 cup almond milk or sub coconut milk
- 15 large ice cubes
- 20 grams whey protein isolate optional*
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
For a thick smoothie, be sure your banana is completely frozen prior to making a smoothie. I also only use 1/4 cup of liquid to keep things on the thicker side.
Add peeled oranges, frozen banana, ice cubes, your choice of milk (can sub orange juice for a sweeter smoothie), optional protein powder, and vanilla to a blender. This works best in a high speed blender, but can be made in a good quality standard blender.
Blend until the oranges are completely smoothie and the smoothie is thick and creamy. Top with a dollop of yogurt or coconut cream, if desired.
*Use almond milk for the lowest calorie/sugar smoothie. Use orange juice if you'd prefer a sweeter smoothie. I often use coconut milk to add a bit of extra creaminess and richness to the smoothie.
*Whey protein is optional, but I recommend it for the best texture. The whey protein isolate I've linked to in the recipe is unsweetened, but has a natural vanilla flavor added that also adds an extra boost of vanilla flavor.
Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 77.8mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1.1mg