Cool off with this creamy and dreamy orange smoothie!
Our frothy, low-fat Skinny Orange Julius will help satisfy hunger pangs and keep you cool on a hot day. It’s made of a luscious vanilla cream base that lifts you higher when the summer sun dumps you. It offers a vitamin C power punch and is full of protein while low in sugar. All together, and this drink will quench your thirst and quench your hunger.
When the craving for a snack arises, reach for the blender without feeling guilty. Plus, this delicious concoction makes it easy to hit your daily vitamin C dose while cleaning the calcium bar.
Not like those sugar bombs from the ice cream parlor
Ah, summertime! Its stifling heat always drives us to an ice cream parlor, and who can really be blamed for it? With all these wonderful concoctions of chocolate, caramel, and cake-like ice cream, it seems impossible to avoid calorie bombs and refined sugar overload.
Fortunately, Dairy Queen offers a low-fat, low-sugar option that will calm our sweet tooth: Behold, the Orange Julius! The orange-vanilla cremesicle drink with a creamy foam is reminiscent of the summer sun and fun. That’s why we decided to develop an even healthier version at home. Because why not?
Too much sugar becomes fat
When we crave sugar, which can often be the case when our diet isn’t based, we are eating sugar, right? Sometimes we eat too much sugar and don’t process it quickly enough through exercise or physical activity. If we consume too much sugar without working it off, our body accepts the sugar, stores it in reserve, and then the sugar turns into fat.
This is why it’s important to satisfy sugar cravings with a fruit drink that has a high protein base to keep us in check. Generally, when we crave plenty of sugar, it is a sign that our bodies are lacking nutrients, most likely magnesium. The most efficient way to combat food cravings is to eat nutrient-rich foods, and this Skinny Blended Orange Julius is an excellent compromise.
Frothy low fat beverage ingredients
Sometimes it is incredibly difficult to make a thin version of a beloved drink. Not so with this Orange Julius re-make! The modern day folks don’t have the secret ingredient on hand, but we should add it to the pantry: non-fat dry milk! It’s great to be on hand when you run out of milk.
There’s another reason to use it in this recipe: powdered milk froths up very well in a blender, much like froth on a coffee latte. The lack of fat in milk powder creates the largest amount of foam in the shortest possible time. If you’ve ever worked as a barista, you know that skimmed milk is easier and faster to froth. We’re pretty sure all baristas figure this out as beginners, and until they get a grip on a full-fat foam, stick with the skim. Because nobody likes an emptied latte without foam!
This frothy, low-fat drink requires tangerines in addition to milk. We love them because they have no seeds and are bursting with citrus flavor. They also have a lot less pulp or pulp than typical oranges, which is another reason for this choice. However, the drink may contain some pulp. If the pulp isn’t your jam, give it out before adding more flavor. Orange extract in combination with vanilla gives the desired cremesicle taste, which we associate with an Orange Julius.
Yogurt thickens the Skinny Blended Orange Julius
Yogurt is another secret ingredient in our recipe. The extra thickness that yogurt gives this drink is phenomenal! Cubed frozen yogurt can really strengthen the body of this drink, and you can make it in ice cube trays for this very reason during the hot months. Another use for frozen cubed yogurt is that it makes a great appetizer for homemade yogurt.
Nothing beats freshly squeezed orange juice, so go ahead! Many households prohibit store-bought juice because of its high sugar content, which is completely understandable. So if you have a bowl of fresh fruit filled with oranges in the fridge, this little drink is a great way to use it. Bring the Vitamin C!
- 1 1/2 cups ice crushed
- 1/2 Cup Almond milk
- 2 Ounces orange juice without added sugar
- 3 Mandarins peeled off
- 2 tablespoon fat-free yogurt
- 2 tablespoon non-fat dry milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon Orange extract
- 1 tablespoon Maple syrup
Put the ice cream, almond milk and orange juice in the blender and blend on high for ten seconds.
One at a time, add tangerines. Mix until everything is smooth.
Add the last five ingredients and season to taste. Adjust the taste with orange and / or vanilla extracts, the sweetness with more maple syrup, the foam with non-fat dry milk.
Due to the use of fresh fruit, pulp is present. To remove the pulp, strain immediately after mixing the mandarins with the liquid ingredients. Go to step three.
If you’re not using orange extract, just double the vanilla extract to a total of one teaspoon.
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8th
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