Orange Julius Recipe

Ashton Swank | Something Swanky

This Orange Julius is extra creamy because it is composed of frozen bananas and yogurt. Try it today!

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Until pretty recently, my two-year old daughter's diet has consisted primarily of ice cream, milk shakes, and Orange Julius.

Okay, wait, wait, wait. Before you send child services my way, you should know that ice cream roughly translates to "pulverized frozen fruit and yogurt," milk shakes to "pulverized frozen fruit and milk," and Orange Julius to... well, just good old fashioned Orange Julius!

The problem with my daughter isn't that she's a picky eater. It's that she's a disinterested eater. She'd rather be watching Dinosaur Train, playing princess, or running up and down the stairs in our building. Eating? Who has time for eating when you're two?! (Seriously, this cannot be my child!)

Fortunately, the girl does love her ice cream. So we've been able to blend up all sorts of healthy recipes into frozen slurpy treats that she can down in between laps around the sofa!

Our Orange Julius is a family favorite, and one that we don't feel guilty about about enjoying frequently. 

You're familiar with Orange Julius, right? I don't think there is a mall in America that didn't have an Orange Julius stand when I was growing up. It was always hard to resist getting one of those sweet, chilly drinks!

Confession: I may have stretched the truth a little bit when I said it was a "good old fashioned Orange Julius." A lot of Orange Julius recipes call for sugar and ice, but we've taken to replacing those ingredients with frozen bananas and yogurt, which we always have on hand.

I actually think it makes for a creamier drink. And it turns out, Dairy Queen is doing the same thing!  Many locations now offer a banana and yogurt filled alternative to their classic Orange Julius.

So drink up! And don't feel bad about it, not one bit.

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Orange Julius Recipe

  2 Servings


  • 2 large Bananas, frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups Orange Juice, high quality
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth and creamy!


Prep time can be 12 hours if you choose to freeze the bananas.

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Author: Ashton Swank
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 3
Calories 237

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 23mg
Total Carbohydrate 54g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 35g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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