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Orange Julius Smoothies

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Orange Julius Smoothies are refreshing and full of vitamins, with no added sugar. Simple to make and a perfect breakfast on-the-go or post work-out snack!

For a smoothie with berries, try my Berry Peanut Butter Smoothies!

Overhead view of two glasses of orange Julius smoothies.

Featured Review from Kaylin
~“This was delicious! I wanted to make another! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk since I like using it instead of cows milk in smoothies to cut down on calories and avoid my increasing issues with lactose. I whole heartedly recommend!”

Daily Smoothies

For the last couple of years, we’ve made smoothies almost EVERY SINGLE DAY. My hubby is a runner, and after his morning workout, I usually whip up a smoothie for him after he eats his Steel Cut Oats.

Oranges, bananas, frozen fruit, yogurt, and milk are constantly being re-stocked in my kitchen. Because if I run out, the day just won’t be complete. In fact, someone might even cry. 😀

Why make your own smoothies at home?

  1. You control what’s in your smoothies.
  2. You can save a ton of money by making your own.
  3. Anyone in the family can be taught to make smoothies.
  4. There are endless combinations of ingredients and options, so you’ll never get bored.
Side view of two jars of smoothies with oranges.

For those of you who have (or haven’t!) had an Orange Julius, you will be pleased. This smoothie has zero added sugar, unlike the original Orange Julius. But trust me. You do NOT need any additional sugar. It’s naturally sweetened, and tastes great.

Ingredients needed for Orange Julius Smoothies:

We’ve got a short list of ingredients here, and ones that you can keep stocked in your kitchen at all times.

  • Oranges – You’ll need two medium to large oranges.
  • Banana – You can freeze the banana or not.
  • Greek yogurt – I like to use the vanilla flavor, but plain works great too.
  • Vanilla – We buy the Watkins brand, but any kind works.
  • Milk – Just a small amount is needed to blend.
  • Ice – You’ll need several cups of ice to get it to a nice consistency.
The ingredients on a board, labeled.

How to make the BEST Orange Julius Smoothies:

Step 1
Using a large blender, combine the oranges, banana, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and milk. Blend until very well mixed.

Step 2
Add ice cubes to get to your desired consistency.

Step 3
Serve with orange slices and a straw! Sip away!

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My guys surprised me with a Vitamix for Mother’s Day last year, and I’ve been a smoothie queen ever since. We also love drinking our smoothies out of glass straws. These are super fun!

I also love serving these in some pretty mason jars. I purchased these at our local World Market.

Side view of a blender full of orange Julius smoothies.

Other smoothies to try next!

Now you can make a different smoothie every day of the week!

Overhead view of two smoothies, with orange wedges.

xoxo ~Sue

Overhead shot of two glass cups of orange Julius smoothies.

Orange Julius Smoothies

These Orange Julius Smoothies are refreshing and full of vitamins. Perfect for a post-workout snack!
4.67 from 6 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 2 medium oranges – peeled
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 5.3 ounce vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3-4 cups ice – or enough for desired consistency

Instructions

  • In a large blender, combine oranges, banana, yogurt, vanilla, and milk. Blend until very well combined.
  • Add ice until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Serve with orange slices and a straws.
  • ENJOY!

Notes

Why make your own smoothies at home?

  1. You control what’s in your smoothies.
  2. You can save a ton of money by making your own.
  3. Anyone in the family can be taught to make smoothies.
  4. There are endless combinations of ingredients and options, so you’ll never get bored.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg
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15 Comments

  1. This was delicious! I wanted to make another! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk since I like using it instead of cows milk in smoothies to cut down on calories and avoid my increasing issues with lactose. I whole heatedly recommend!

  2. I replaced the milk with orange juice and it still turned out great

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Donette! So happy you enjoyed the smoothies! 🙂

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      You’re very welcome!

  3. Can you omit milk or replace it with water?

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I don’t recommend it. You would lose the creamy texture and taste.

  4. Do you put whole orange in blender? Or peel first? Sounds yummy!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Yes, peel the orange first! Enjoy, Amy! 🙂

  5. I’m not a fan of Greek yogurt….will regular vanilla yogurt work the same?

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Jen! Yes, you can substitute vanilla yogurt for Greek yogurt! Enjoy. 🙂

  6. My husband would love these (and I would, too!) – definitely will be giving them a try! I love that there’s no added sugar. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks Lauren! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 🙂

  7. 6 ingredients and that includes the ice. These are awesome and healthy. Great for breakfast or after a workout!

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