Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's Orange Season!!! Orange Julie-ous

I love this time of year. Our tree is full of ripe, big, sweet, juicy oranges right now. It's so awesome to be able to go out in your yard and pluck a perfect orange right of the tree. I love them many ways. Probably my favorite is just cutting them into sixths and gorging on them with the juice running down my hands and arms. Yum.

When I feel like being a little more polite and want to impress Fred, the ultimate smoothie maker, I whip up this delicious, bright tasting concoction. My mom actually turned me on to my first Orange Julius in my late teens. It wasn't vegan, but it was good. So here is my updated vegan version. It is quick and easy and oh so tasty! It only takes a few minutes to whip it up in the blender. Enjoy.

Orange Julie-ous

2 Servings

3 large naval oranges cut into 6 pieces and peeled
1 small banana
1/2 cup almond milk (you can use sweetened or unsweetened depending on your taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups ice cubes

Throw all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with orange slice (optional)


  1. Wow, I think I'm gonna have this for breakfast tomorroow!

  2. This looks yummo. I'm totally doing this w/the rest of my naval oranges. Would you mind if I shared it w/my readers?

    Hows the gluten mystery going?

    Jenn, HelloVeggie.Org

  3. Hi Jenn,

    I'd be honored! Can you please link back to my blog? That would be great. I'm not sure it's gluten. Whatever it was, it seems a bit better. I have to keep experimenting. Thanks for asking.