Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Paleo Copycat Orange Julius

Every other week I get a produce box from Abundant Harvest Organics. It's pretty awesome. Lately I've been getting a lot of oranges, and to be honest I don't really know what to do with them. I mean, the obvious answer is eat them, but I'm not really a fan of oranges just by themselves, plus peeling them is kinda annoying. I think I might be the only one that shares that sentiment, well besides Adam he hasn't made a move to peel an orange and pop it in his mouth. 

So our orange peeling laziness has resulted in an excess amount of oranges in our fruit drawer. The obvious answer was orange juice, but I wanted to take it step further. It's been years since I've had a frosty yummy Orange Julius. Remember those from the mall? Oh man, they were good. But probably packed with sugar and a bunch of other crap. So why not make one with simple, wholesome, paleo ingredients?

This is the real deal, creamy, orange-y, sweet, and delicious! I made it for Adam and then I drank most of it. Lucky for him we still have a ton of oranges.

Paleo Copycat Orange Julius 

1 serving

1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (I used 1 1/2 oranges)
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk from the can (not the box!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 -1 cup crushed ice

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice as needed to get the consistency you like.