Orange Julius Recipe (4-Ingredient)

Two orange julius smoothies in glasses with purple striped straws.

This Orange Julius recipe tastes just like the original. It’s frosty and frothy with that orange and vanilla flavor that we all love!

I had a hallelujah day today – After 2 weeks of being on a solid non-solid foods diet, and enjoying WAY too many of these Clementine {Orange Julius Copycat} Smoothies and Salted Caramel Yogurt Popsicles, my dentist told me I could chew again, with the left side of my mouth. Woot woot! I kind of rushed back into things, heading to the farmer’s market for lunch and ordering a half a roast chicken and some sautéed veggies – Not the best idea… Better to ease back into things slowly… #ThingsToKnowForNextTime

But, even now that I’m back on the wagon (or is it off the wagon)… Just googled it – You’re off the wagon when you’re drinking – So, I’m never on the wagon. ANYWAY, this phrase totally doesn’t fit here… SO, now that I’m back to EATING again, I’m ready for pork chops and steak and salads. I really, REALLY missed the crunch of a salad!

But, I’m still going to be fixing this Orange Julius recipe – I’m totally hooked!

These smoothies are bright and refreshing and a perfect morning pick-me-up. Plus, with just three simple ingredients, they’re a breeze to throw together in the morning.

There’s a couple added bonuses to this Orange Julius recipe – It’s much more healthy that the original and it only takes four ingredients. But one of those ingredients will surprise you…

Orange Julius Ingredients

  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Ice
  • Clementines

That’s right, I’m using clementines instead of oranges in this recipe.

Why?

I find them so much easier to peel, they’re seedless, and I also find them to be a bit more sweet than oranges. Of course, if you only have oranges on hand, you could also use them. Swap out the four clementines for two large oranges and you’ll be good to go.

More Smoothie Recipes:

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie (Vegan + GF)
Cranberry Orange Smoothie
Pineapple Peach Mint Smoothie

Orange Julius Recipe

Two orange julius smoothies in glasses with purple striped straws.

Orange Julius Recipe

Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clementine smoothie, healthy smoothie, orange julius, orange smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Erin

This Orange Julius recipe tastes just like the original (but it's healthier). It's frosty and frothy with that orange and vanilla flavor that we all love!

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Ingredients

  • 4 clementines
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Julius Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.3g7%
Cholesterol 9.6mg3%
Sodium 332.2mg14%
Carbohydrates 38.2g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 29.8g33%
Protein 7.8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you loved this Orange Julius recipe I would appreciate it so much if you would give this recipe a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished smoothie and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings.

More Copycat Recipes: 

In the market for a great blender? I’m absolutely obsessed with my Vitamix. It’s a bit of a splurge but so worth it in my book. It will last a lifetime and the cleanup is so much easier than with traditional blenders.

Clementine Smoothie {Orange Julius COPYCAT} | platingsandpairings.com

20 comments

  1. Bill Volckening

    Love copycat recipes. My all-time favorite is the baked garnet yam from Lone Star steak house, baked low and slow until the sugars seep out. Amazing.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      That sounds delicious Bill – I’ll need to seek that recipe out!

      Reply

  2. Lindsay Ingalls (@RunWithTongs)

    Simple and easy recipe! Love when things so simple just taste so good! Also Orange Julius – yum yum!

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    1. Erin

      I love an easy recipe too Lindsay! Especially first thing in the morning when I’m too tired to think!

      Reply

  3. Meredith {MarthaChartreuse}

    As a kid I loved orange julius! Now I find them too sweet, but this is the perfect fix!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      This should be just right Meredith – It’s definitely not too sweet at all – Just right! Enjoy!

      Reply

  4. Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife

    Oh my goodness, talk about childhood memories! My kids are going to love this recipe — and so will I! Thanks! And, congrats on being able to eat again. You survived! I’m not sure I would have! 🙂

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Yay – I hope your kids love this Marlynn!

      Reply

  5. Renée ♥ The Good Hearted Woman

    Glad to hear you are back on solid foods again, Erin! Two weeks on liquids is enough to make anyone go nuts. I used to love getting an Orange Julius back in my “mall days,” and every so often I get a yen for one even now. I will have to give this a try. Cheers!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Renée – Reunited and it feels so good!

      Reply

  6. Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago

    Love this – I think I may be having one for breakfast tomorrow morning!!!

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    1. Erin

      Cheers to that Kathryn!

      Reply

  7. Shinee

    Erin, this is absolutely beautiful smoothie! I’d love to drink those 2 glasses you have there! Glad to hear you’re feeling better!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thank you Shinee! I’m feeling SO much better – It’s hard for a self-proclaimed foodie not to eat!

      Reply

  8. Dawne

    The second I saw the picture I knew this was going to be something I could get behind. To find out how simple it was to make just made my whole day. Guess I am going to have to get some clementines.

    http://www.dawnehanks.com

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Dawne! It’s a perfect way to start the day!

      Reply

  9. Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk)

    Yum! I used to get an Orange Julius almost every weekend at the mall when I was in middle school. I’ll have to try your homemade version.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      It was definitely a teenage favorite for me – This version we’ll call our “grown up” version 😉 Much healthier!

      Reply

  10. Gina

    Hi! My family & I detest yogurt of any kind so can anything be used as a substitute? Thanks! 🙂

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Gina. You could use ice cream in place of the yogurt.

      Reply

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