So happy it’s orange season again! My family looks forward to this recipe every year. I first developed it in 2012 and since then, it’s been pinned on Pinterest over 200,000 times, and has resulted in me being invited to 2 television shows to demo the recipe. I’m telling you right now, you have to try it. Give you kids a mega boost of vitamin C and other immune boosters and they’ll think it’s just dessert!
This particular way of making orange julius makes it healthier than juice and has WAY more vitamin C and antioxidants than just eating an orange on its own. I’ll place notes next to the ingredients below to explain how…
This makes about 40 oz. of healthy orange julius (leaving our family wanting more, every time)
4 whole oranges, peeled and halved (because you’re not juicing the oranges, you keep all the beneficial fiber from pulp and pith, which makes the effect on your blood sugar much less than if you were to juice, and it’s great for digestion)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (balances things out with a bit of protein and fat)
1 cup ice
5 drops orange essential oil (This not only gives your orange julius an extra shot of delicious flavor and sweetness, but is also a great immune system booster.) My favorite brand is here, for only $14, which will make well over 100 of this recipe.
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
nutmeg (a generous sprinkling) is great for your liver kidneys, plus acts as a mild brain stimulator, fighting fatigue, stress, and possibly even anxiety and depression)
10-15 drops of liquid stevia
Add all ingredients to your blender. If you’re using the Blendtec, use the “whole juice” setting so that you can’t feel the pulp of the orange, just pure creaminess!
Can you see how this orange julius makes the perfect morning pick-me-up during winter? I can’t wait for you to try it and let me know in the comments below how you like it! My kids beg for it, and the hubs and I just can’t get enough!
p.s. throw in a little handful of greens if you like! You won’t taste ’em!