Do you ever walk through your mall when you’re starving? It’s a dangerous condition to shop through, believe me. I cannot shop hungry or I feel like I will either collapse on the spot or claw someone till I’m fed. Which is why I’m grateful that most mall food courts have one or two healthy places that save my life. Sushi joints and smoothie shops are my favourite. But there are some smoothie places that really don’t serve the healthiest drinks, even though they look healthy. Take Orange Julius. I love that place and they have some great, healthy options, but their signature Orange Julius isn’t so hot. Guess what’s in it? One large Orange Julius has 700 calories and 110 grams of sugar! Their small version isn’t as bad, but it still 350 flipping calories for a tiny serving.
I made my own and I think it tastes just as great. It’s got all that lovely orange foam I heart. It’s vegan. It has 63 calories for a glass. And it’s actually GOOD for you. It’s high in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, potassium, calcium, and really low in fat and sugar. This is a great way to serve orange juice to your kids in the morning or for a refreshing cold drink in the afternoon! Serves 3.
Healthy Vegan Orange Julius
- 1 ½ cups almond milk*
- ½ cup orange juice concentrate
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla
- 6 ice cubes
*I used this homemade almond milk
Blend everything up in your high speed blender and pour into two glasses.
Nutritional Info (per serving): Cals: 63, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 136mg, Carbs: 8g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g
What’s your favourite summer time beverage? How are you keeping cool in this hot weather?
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