Homemade Healthy Orange Julius


Dairy-free and healthy, this homemade Orange Julius is a delicious and nutritious treat!

Whenever I visit a new spot, try a new restaurant, or whenever someone else cooks something and I get to eat it, I’m inspired to try out a new recipe or flavor combo. All of the things I ate at CR yesterday were things I’ve had before (the gf chocolate chip cookies are what dreams are made of), but two things inspired me: freshness (everything is made fresh on site) and summery/springtime meals. 

So this morning, when we were out of OJ, I remembered the bag of mandarins we had,


and made some healthy Orange Julius copycats to go with breakfast.

healthy Orange Julius copycat

(For the record, I made this to photograph later, long after breakfast. During the actual breakfast ritual, it’s survival of the fastest: I’m frantically pouring, scrambling, chopping and slurping coffee while I get our food ready to eat and morning snacks packed up.)

Healthy Orange Julius

For Liv’s, I blended two peeled oranges with a cup of whole milk, 1/2 cup of ice and drizzle of honey.

Mine was made with two peeled oranges, one cup of almond milk, 1/2 cup of ice, some fresh mint (for a fresh zing!), two tablespoons of hemp seeds (to add some protein/fat since almond milk is fairly low), and some honey.

Blended on high for about a minute, and it was a refreshing and lovely morning treat with our eggs and waffles.

healthy Orange Julius copycat

It TOTALLY reminded me of an Orange Julius, which I loved when I was a kiddo. I think it’s been years since I’ve had one, but I think I like the ingredients in this one better ?

healthy Orange Julius copycat

Homemade Orange Julius Recipe

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!


Homemade Healthy Orange Julius

homemade healthy orange julius



  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • honey, to taste


  1. Blend all ingredients together at high speed for about one minute.

This homemade healthy Orange Julius is made with almond milk and healthy fats! Dairy-free Orange Julius is a delicious and nutritious treat. fitnessista.com | #homemadeorangejulius #dairyfree

Natural Air Freshener

Our entire house smells like orange and mint now, too!

Whenever I chop up fruit and/or herbs for photographs, I simmer them on the stove in some water (<– an idea I saw on Pinterest). The key is to make sure there is always water in the pot… otherwise the fragrance quickly becomes “charbroiled herbal death.” 

natural air freshener

Hope you have a wonderful day <3

See ya later on the Fashion page!

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