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Vegan Orange Julius Copycat

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Check out this vegan Orange Julius copycat smoothie as an alternative to the dairy classic. With this drink you don’t have to let your dietary needs get in the way of enjoying this delicious treat when you’re in the mood! This recipe is elevated with a sweet, orange zest sugar rim that will add an extra layer of flavor with every sip.

Vegan orange Julius in glasses with orange wedges.

Ingredients

  • orange juice – I like to use frozen concentrate juice without added sugars or freshly squeezed.
  • almond milk – You can substitute with other non-dairy milks such as soy or oat.
  • vanilla extract
  • frozen ripe banana – You can buy these pre-frozen and sliced or freeze your own.
  • ice cubes
  • orange zest – From a navel orange.
  • sugar
  • orange wedge – If your orange is really large, just cut it in half to make a smaller garnish.

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How to Make it

For the Garnish:

  1. Combine. Combine the orange zest and sugar on a small plate.
  2. Dip. Wet the rim of a glass by making a small cut to the middle of an orange wedge (don’t go through the rind), setting it on the rim and rubbing it around the entire rim. Dip/roll the rim of the glass in the sugar and zest mixture until the rim is well coated.

For the Julius:

  1. Pulse. Combine all Julius ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Serve. Pour the orange julius into the glass and serve with an orange wedge on the rim.
Vegan orange Julius in a glass with an orange wedge and orange sugar rim.

Nutrition Information

This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only from using online calculators. The amounts below do not include the garnish as we cannot determine how much of the sugar rim will go on each glass and the whole amount will not be needed for one glass. Using a larger amount of sugar makes it easier for dipping the glass.

Nutrition information per serving:

  • Calories 368
  • Total Fat 15.2g
  • Saturated Fat 12.9g
  • Sodium 12mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 57.5g
  • Dietary Fiber 5.6g
  • Total Sugars 36.5g
  • Protein 4.3g
  • Calcium 20mg
  • Iron 4mg
  • Potassium 1073mg
Vegan orange Julius in a glass with an orange wedge and orange sugar rim.

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Vegan orange Julius in glasses with orange wedges.

Vegan Orange Julius Copycat

Check out this vegan Orange Julius copycat smoothie as an alternative to the dairy classic. With this drink you don’t have to let your dietary needs get in the way of enjoying this delicious treat when you’re in the mood!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 368 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Orange Julius:

  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk - or other non-dairy milk such as soy or oat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 4 or 5 ice cubes - depending on the thickness you want

Garnish:

  • 1/2 navel orange - zested
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 orange wedge

Instructions
 

For the Garnish:

  • Combine the orange zest and sugar on a small plate.
  • Wet the rim of a glass by making a small cut to the middle of an orange wedge (don’t go through the rind), setting it on the rim and rubbing it around the entire rim. Dip/roll the rim of the glass in the sugar and zest mixture until the rim is well coated.

For the Julius:

  • Combine all julius ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Pour the orange julius into the glass and serve with an orange wedge on the rim.

Notes

Nutrition Information Per 1 Serving:
Calories 368 Total Fat 15.2g  Saturated Fat 12.9g  Cholesterol 0mg  Sodium 12mg  Total Carbohydrate 57.5g  Dietary Fiber 5.6g  Total Sugars 36.5g  Protein 4.3g  Calcium 20mg  Iron 4mg  Potassium 1073mg
Note: The nutrition information does not include the garnish as we cannot determine how much of the sugar rim will go on each glass .

Nutrition information on SoSmoothie is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only from online calculators.

Keyword copycat, dessert, fruit, orange
Recipe Rating




Jero

Sunday 6th of August 2023

What a delightful smoothie! The sugar and zest on the rim really puts the cherry on top!

Joss

Sunday 6th of August 2023

Thank you so much!