Friday, May 25, 2012

Orange Surprise! and my Smoothie Recipe

During the summer, I often make a smoothie {or shake, as we like to call them} to have with dinner.

One of our favorites is Orange Julius.  My oldest daughter was helping me make it. We had some strawberries so we threw some in and it was so tasty and refreshing.  In fact, after one sip, my daughter said "You need to put this on your blog." So we quickly dumped it into a clear glass for a picture.

So here is my Orange Julius recipe:
6 oz orange juice concentrate  {1/2 a can}
1 c. water
1 c. milk
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla

Put it all in a blender and blend. I don't measure the ice, I just keep adding it until it gets to the right consistency. 

For Orange Surprise:
add 5-6 large strawberries to the above recipe.

For other smoothies:
Instead of the oj concentrate, add 2-3 c. fresh or frozen fruit. {we usually use frozen} If the fruit is frozen you will not need as much ice.
Sometimes I add a yogurt too. 

The possibilities are endless.

Have you made smoothies before? What are your favorite fruit combinations?


  1. How adorable that your daughter is excited about your blog. I love that! Your smoothie looks tasty.

  2. Mmmmm. I love smoothies and Orange Julius is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Well, that looks delicious! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. That looks delicious! My kids love smoothies, so I'll definitely be trying this recipe.

  5. Yum! That looks good...perfect for summer. I'd love it if you would consider sharing it with our Summer Recipes linky party. We're two blogs sharing one combined linky party for double exposure.


  6. This looks so good! (Found you from In the Old Road). I have a ton of oranges (bought from a co-op) so I've been adding them to my protein shakes...but this sounds even better!

  7. Rachael! I love everything smoothie! This looks so amazing I am featuring it tomorrow at Dwell on Friday!

  8. YUM! Thank you so much for linking up to our previous Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! I would love for you to link up again this week and look forward to what you have to share, the link is up and running all weekend.
    Thanks! Tami @ Curb Alert!

  9. Orange is my favorite fruit for smoothies. It just never fails to make a refreshing and healthy drink. Another reason is that it usually blends well with other fruits. Strawberry and orange, both are sweet-sour, I think this would click! :D

    Joseph Carr

  10. Orange Julius! It contains vanilla, which has anti-oxidant properties. :) More importantly, vanilla prevents the growth of cancerous cells and it alleviates symptoms of Alzheimer. Yes, seriously.

    Joseph Carr