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Karly Blair
Holistic Nutrition Specialist
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Made from fresh oranges, this smoothie is outrageously good!

Orange Julicious Recipe

If you live in a warm climate like we do in here in Arizona it’s wise to have citrus trees in your back yard. They provide a bounteous supply of delicious nutrition at such a ridiculously low cost with virtually no effort. The shade they provide is also an added bonus in the deadly hot summertime.

When oranges are in season this recipe is used a lot in our house. My kids especially love this cold refreshing drink after a long hot bus ride and walk home from school. I hope you find this recipe as useful and julicious as we do.

Orange Julicious
 
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Yield: 5 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of fresh squeezed orange juice (approx. 8 to 10 oranges) or store bought O.J. in a pinch
  • 1 orange, peeled & de-seeded (see notes)
  • 1 Tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1-3 Tbsp of honey (amount depends on how sweet or tart the oranges are) or stevia to taste
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ cup wMilk of choice such as almond or coconut milk or ¼ cup raw cashews
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (optional but it really makes it taste good, makes it creamier, healthier and keeps you satisfied longer while aiding in in weight loss)
  • 4 cups of crushed ice
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds & ¼ cup water (optional to add fiber) (pre-soak before starting if using) Can pour in seeds without water and pre-soaking. (see notes)
Instructions
  1. Juice approximately 8 to 10 oranges to make 3 cups of fresh juice.
  2. Blend all the ingredients together in a high powered blender except the coconut oil, crushed ice and chia seeds. (unless you want the chia seeds blended option.
  3. Make sure the coconut oil is in a liquid form (If it's not summertime and naturally warm making your coconut oil liquid, just warm it up quickly in the smallest pan you have on the stove. Would love to recommend the microwave but can't.
  4. Turn the blender back on and slowly pour the coconut oil in. (This step is to keep the coconut oil from clumping into small beads of oil).
  5. Then add the ice and blend until well blended.
  6. Taste and add extra sweetness (like liquid stevia) if needed. Serve immediately.

Pouring Coconut Oil into a cold smoothie

Here is how to keep coconut oil from clumping up in a cold smoothie. Pour coconut oil in a liquid state while blending and hereĀ are Orange Julicious Smoothies with and without Magical Chia Seeds.

Variations

When you are ready, consider changing the recipe to 2 cups of orange juice and 2 oranges. It will be much thicker but better for you and your liver.

Option:

Make extra (just leave out the coconut oil and crushed ice) to freeze for a quick fix. Put the mixture in glass jars, leaving 1/2 inch or so from the top of the jar to allow for expansion while freezing.

  • Simply take out of the freezer and let thaw in the refrigerator for approximately 8 to 12 hours (overnight is perfect).
  • Pour mixture from the glass jar into the blender and pour in the coconut oil while blending and then add about the same amount of crushed ice as the size of jar used.
  • Blend thoroughly and serve immediately.

Notes

Removing the fiber from fruit by juicing is hard on the liver and unhealthy due to the high amount of fructose.

Fiber is the antidote to fructose (see Dr. Lustig’s Video) so make sure you add the whole orange, banana, nuts and even chia seeds to restore some of the lost fiber.

Photo by: Karly Blair

Comments

  1. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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