We’re falling in love with smoothies and both of my girls have long been addicted to all things orange. So these orange smoothies—an allergy-free kid-friendly Copycat Orange Julius recipe—were a massive hit at our house. It’s an amazing treat for breakfast or after-school snack.
We used to make all of our smoothies with homemade yogurt. But since Goose’s milk allergy developed, we make them with coconut milk. We make this version allergy-free with coconut milk and we make it in our high-powered blender, but it can easily be made in a standard blender if you don’t have one of these lovely ladies. If you don’t have allergies, feel free to make this with whole milk.
It tastes so much like the original (not that the girls have every had one) and we absolutely loved it, as did a few guests we had over. Try this delicious, creamy, fresh smoothie with your littles today.
Copycat Julius Orange Smoothies
1 cup coconut milk
15 ounces mandarin oranges
1 1/2 cups ice cubes
2 cups orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons gelatin powder (optional, for vegetarian/vegan try white matcha instead)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Serve.
If you’re not a gelatinarian like myself, you can use white matcha instead! It has amazing health benefits, too! It’s loaded with antioxidants, tastes great, and it’s detoxifying. It can also boost your immune system and help you burn calories, enhance concentration and increase your energy levels and endurance. Its flavor is much calmer than the green version and can blend into the flavor of your usual smoothies much more easily. Check it out: white matcha.
For 1 large serving (about 12 ounces) use these amounts:
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