This is so 80’s, but the other day I was craving an Orange Julius–the kind I used to get at the mall when I was about 12. I can only imagine what was in those things–gross–so I decided to make a fresher, healthier version of this fruity beverage at home. This is the perfect drink for a warm summer afternoon. It’s lighter than a smoothie, healthier than a Popsicle, and satisfies any craving for a cool & creamy treat!
- 2 large oranges, peels and core cut off (for this it’s better to cut off the pith rather than peel into segments)
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- ¾ cup water
- 2 Tbsp nonfat powdered milk
- ½ cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt
- Plenty of ice cubes
- In a blender, pulse the oranges, lemon juice, water, and powdered milk until smooth and frothy. Add the frozen yogurt and some ice cubes and pulse. Continue adding ice cubes (you’ll need a lot) until you’ve achieved a thick, smooth, creamy consistency. If your mixture doesn’t seem creamy or frothy, add another Tbsp of powdered milk. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!