A famous Orange Julius drink was created in 1926 by Julius Freed, as an attempt to make orange juice less acidic, and is being sold ever since. It was made of orange juice, milk, ice and egg whites. Customers had a choice of having a whole raw egg added to the mixture. They would get a refreshing frothy drink.
Since I’m avoiding using raw eggs, in my version of copycat Orange Julius recipe I substituted egg whites with Greek yogurt to make the drink creamy. Vanilla ice cream also works good, I tried it. I used fresh orange juice, but you can also use bottled orange juice, if you don’t have fresh oranges at hand. Do not omit vanilla – it really gives another layer of flavor to the drink. If you freeze your orange juice prior to making the drink, you will not need to use ice cubes.
Orange Julius smoothie can be served all year long. It is a nice way to add C vitamin to your breakfast throughout winter. And it can be served as a refreshing afternoon drink all summer.
- 1 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- sugar to taste
- ice cubes
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into serving glasses and serve immediately.