A reader recently wrote in and asked if I could make an attempt at a copycat Orange Julius Recipe that was Weight Watchers friendly. Well, when I was younger, I used to get an Orange Julius almost every time I went to the mall, and her email got me feeling all nostalgic. Do Orange Julius locations even still exist? I have no idea. But their signature, original Orange Julius was so amazingly delicious…it tastes like a melted orange creamsicle – YUM. Though it’s been years since I’ve had one, I will never forget the deliciousness of an Orange Julius. So with some fresh oranges on hand, I decided to take a stab at creating a low calorie Orange Julius Recipe that tastes just as good as the real thing, but lower in Weight Watchers Points. I was thrilled at how yummy it turned out! Whether you’ve ever had an Orange Julius or not, this smoothie recipe makes an ideal summer drink recipe that will have everyone’s taste buds going crazy.
Recipe: Low Calorie Orange Julius
This is a perfect, copycat Orange Julius Recipe that has the same fantastic taste, but boasts just 4 Points per serving. It’s a fabulous summer drink recipe that is a much healthier version than the traditional Orange Julius.
- 1 ¼ cups freshly squeezed orange juice (about 5 medium sized oranges)
- 1/2 cup fat free milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 8 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. If Orange Julius is too runny, add more ice and puree again until drink is desired texture.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Diet tags: Reduced fat
Number of servings (yield): 2
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 2 servings
Serving size is about 1 ½ cups
Each serving – 4 Points
PER SERVING: 148 calories; 0g fat; 31g carbohydrates; 3.5g protein; 0g fiber