A healthy whole fruit orange smoothie in a clear glass.
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3.82 from 11 votes

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
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy orange julius, orange julius, orange smoothie, vegan orange julius
Servings: 2 smoothies
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Michelle Miller

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

*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.

Nutrition

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