When summer time comes around I always want to eat a lot more fruit. I don’t if its the weather or the bigger variety of fresh fruit available. But I just crave it.
Lately in the evening Nate and I have been making smoothies or milk shakes (without ice cream) to quench our need for a late night snack. But the fresh fruit we have been adding has been making me so happy. Banana and strawberry smoothies have really been hitting the spot lately.
But with a box of delicious and juicy oranges from Costco, I discovered that a fresh orange julius was a great, delicious and fairly healthy thing for me to eat as well. These are the perfect summer snack, whether you have them as a late night snack like I did, or to cool you off in the middle of a hot summer day, so refreshing and absolutely delicious.
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Fresh Orange Julius
1 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best!)
1 – 1 1/2 cups ice **
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 TBS sugar
**depending if you want it juicy or slushy
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth and everything is desired consistency. (About 2 minutes)
Enjoy. Serves 2