Did anyone else grow up loving the infamous orange julius drinks? I personally enjoyed anything I could consume quickly at the mall be it a pizza-pretzel, cinnamon roll, or orange julius. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times 😉
Little did I realized until recently, Whole Foods sells a delicious fresh squeezed orange juice. The ingredient list simply says ‘oranges’…I love it. Anyways, I ended up making this delicious drink because of the abundance of fresh squeezed orange juice I had leftover from making these Strawberry Summer Mocktails. I was telling my husband about how I had come up with this recipe and he got a little upset that I didn’t save him any. All mock frustration went away after he tried it and exclaimed…”you didn’t give me very much…can I have another glass?!”
It was then that I knew I had to post this recipe. I absolutely LOVE that it is added sweetener free. The frozen banana can not be tasted if you freeze one that is green tipped or has justttt turned yellow. It is simply there to bulk the drink up and improve texture.
On to this Paleo Orange Julius (AIP Friendly)!
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup additive free coconut milk
half green-tipped banana, frozen
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
3-4 ice cubes
1 T collagen hydrolysate
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until combined. Serves 1. Enjoy to your hearts content 😉