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Green "Julius" Smoothie

Green “Julius” Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 -3 servings 1x


This Green “Julius” Smoothie recipe is inspired by the classic creamy orange smoothie, but lightened up with fresh and healthy ingredients.


  • 2 large naval oranges, zested* and peeled
  • 1 cup almond milk, frozen into ice cubes
  • 1 large handful fresh baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (or your desired sweetener)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.  Purée until smooth.
  2. Taste, and add extra sweetener if desired.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy!


*ORANGE ZEST: Just to be clear, I recommend zesting the oranges (and adding the zest to your blender) for extra flavor.  Then peel your oranges, discard the peels, and add the remaining whole oranges to the blender.

**BLENDER: If you do not have a high-speed blender, I recommend pureeing the oranges first so that you can have a liquid in the base of the blender.  Then add the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.

STRAWS: For anyone interested, I used these gold paper straws in the photos above.