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vegan orange Julius in glasses with slice of orange

Healthy Homemade Vegan Orange Julius

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Creamy, frosty and just a wee bit zippy, this healthy vegan Orange Julius is one of my favourite summertime treats. Made with fruit and juice and just a touch of maple syrup, it has about a third of the sugar of the original drink and WAY more nutrition!
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword drinks, orange, smoothies
Dietary Preference dairy free, egg free, Gluten-Free, nut free, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients

  • ½ large banana frozen
  • 6 cubes not-from concentrate orange juice frozen in an ice cube tray for at least 8 hours
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk or oat milk for extra creaminess
  • ½ navel orange skin on, cut into quarters
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup to taste, optional
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange-flavoured flax oil optional, for flavour and omega 3s
  • tiny pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Add the frozen banana, orange juice cubes, cashew mylk, orange, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and flax oil, if using, to a high speed blender and blend until frothy.
  • Divide into two glasses and enjoy!

Notes

I highly recommend freezing an ice cube tray or two of orange juice and transferring the cubes to a freezer bag so you have them on hand! Ditto frozen bananas. That way you are ready whenever a healthy craving strikes.