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Orange Julius Smoothie

We pay homage to the shopping mall classic with this Orange Julius Smoothie. We trade loads of sugar and dairy for a fruit-sweetened vegan version that will knock your socks off.

Raise your hand if you remember walking by the shopping mall food court and seeing people all lined up at Orange Julius? And who remembers recreating the creamy orange smoothie in 7th grade home ec?

Why Our Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie is Better Than The Original

This Orange Julius Smoothie is free of processed sugar and dairy. It’s 100% plant-based goodness that is even better than the mall original. That sugary mall drink tasted great, but it was completely void of nutrition. I figure if you’re going to eat or drink something, you may as well pack as many vitamins and minerals into as you can.

Our Orange Julius Smoothie combines vitamin C-rich citrus with spinach which helps the body better absorb the iron from the spinach.

This Orange Julius Smoothie also contains dietary fiber, which is important for both heart and digestive health, as well as essential B vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, calcium and magnesium, all of which also have heart health benefits.

An Orange Julius Smoothie as a Meal Replacement and More

To make this smoothie into a meal replacement, I recommend adding a scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder plus a serving of MCT oil. Not only will it make the smoothie more filling, the MCT oil is great for immediate and sustained energy.

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When you should drink a Healthy Orange Julius Smoothie:

  • For breakfast – even on the go with a Mason jar, cute lid, and straw
  • As a nutrition-packed snack – step away from the vending machine!
  • Before or after a workout – add that protein after a workout and the MCT oil before to fuel your body during your workout
  • Anytime you need a refreshing, fruity drink that is loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals

Which smoothie would win in an Orange Julius Smoothie Blend-Off: The Mall Original or our Healthy Orange Julius? Let us know in the comments!


Orange Julius Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks, Beverages
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Healthy


This refreshing green smoothie will leave you deeply satisfied. Feel free to add 1 tsp MCT oil and protein powder for an extra energy boost.



  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 banana


  1. Place spinach, oranges and almond milk in blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Add banana and blend again.


  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.
  • Another non-dairy milk can be substituted for the almond milk, such as hemp, cashew or coconut milk.


  • Serving Size: 16 ounces

Keywords: orange julius smoothie, orange, green smoothie


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  1. Kirsten

    January 10th, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I really enjoyed this recipe! I only had one large orange and I blended it with the almond milk and then strained it (I really don’t like the pulp in my smoothies). It was delicious!

  2. Kate Tildes

    January 10th, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I love this smoothie. Its one of my favorites from last year.

  3. Joyce Moy

    January 10th, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    This one is yummy! You can’t taste too much of one flavor so this would be perfect for a friend who may be skeptical of how great green smoothies are!

  4. Philippa Stewart

    January 10th, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    This tasted nice. It was really mellow as far as flavor, but had a nice sweetness to it.

  5. Latasha Ingram

    January 11th, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Who would have thought adding almond milk to a smoothie would bring such an amazing taste! I have always used water and this week has open my taste buds to something new!

  6. Emily

    January 12th, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    This one is so good! It may be green, but it really tastes like an orange Julius!

  7. Jackie

    January 12th, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Loving this one for sure! A lot cheaper than a real one, way tastier and last but definitely not least way healthier too!!!

  8. Meagan

    January 13th, 2019 at 1:28 am

    This is a fave for sure. With a little splash of pure Mexican vanilla extract it was like heaven in a jar.

  9. Beth

    January 13th, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    It was like sunshine in my mouth! I really loved it. My blender didnt do a good job at handling parts of the orange, but thats a lesson for next time!

  10. Julie

    January 13th, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Orange Julis has always been a hit!

  11. Christina

    January 14th, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Good smoothie. Definitely has the orange flavor!

  12. Tanya

    January 14th, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    I used 1 orange and then some frozen peaches. I left out the banana because I didn’t have one on hand. I was still amazed that it tasted like an Orange Julius. I did what many other readers suggested and added 1/2 cup of almond milk, and a tiny bit of vanilla extract.
    Would give my own version of the recipe 5 stars!

  13. Genevieve

    January 16th, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    This was delish! I had a tiny bit of frozen pear leftover with the frozen banana so I chucked that in too and it went really well! I normally shy away from adding nut milk and citrus together and I was surprised at the taste!

  14. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    January 22nd, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    We are so happy that you were pleasantly surprised by the combination.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  15. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    January 22nd, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    The added pear sounds so delicious!

  16. Dawn

    February 1st, 2019 at 7:21 am

    This one was good and I’ll definitely make it again. Next time though I’ll use fresh oranges. This was the first smoothie that I used frozen orange due to pre-packaging my smoothie mixes and it didn’t have quite the flavor that the other orange smoothies have had.

  17. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    February 1st, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Dawn,

    The fresh oranges really sound like they will make a difference.


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