Fresh Orange Julius

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.


I am participating in the 31 Days of Summer Fun Series that is taking place over at Girl Loves Glam. Be sure to head over here and see all the other fun summery posts that everyone else has been sharing!


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




  1. diane Essary · · Reply

    Hello what kind of Yogurt do I get? Frozen or regular

    1. Just regular yogurt.

  2. Do you know approximately how many calories are in this drink?

    1. Maddie, the calories are approx estimated on My Recipe Magic. But I used low fat yogurt (And it doesn’t account for that) also you could probably use skim milk to cut calories as well. However, according to MRM its 121 calories, if you say its 2 servings.

  3. Oh man! I want one of these right now! Thanks for participating in the summer fun series!

  4. I do love a good orange julius!

  5. I am so lame, I always use orange juice concentrate. I bet fresh squeezed make a big difference! :) (P.S. Wish you lived closer b/c Saturday was fun!)

    1. Until I made it this time I have always used concentrate as well, but we had oranges and no frozen concentrate, so I made it this way and I think it was so much better! Although I don’t want to move I do wish I lived closer to both of you! Hopefully we’ll get to see each other again before your family makes any big moves!

  6. Yumm! I want this now :)! It looks so refreshing! Your photography looks awesome btw!

    1. Thanks so much Karina! I think drinks are one of the hardest things for me to photograph :)

  7. Yummy! I’m so excited to make this! Pinned.

    1. Thanks Alli! Let me know if you try it out :)

  8. marissa · · Reply

    so I kinda want one of these now! so pinning!

    1. Thanks Marissa, It really is delicious and easy, so you should totally make it!

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