Orange Julius Strawberry-Banana Classic Smoothie
By Todd Wilbur
As the trend for fruit smoothies surged in the 1990s, the Orange Julius company didn't want to be left out. Orange Julius popularized the fruit smoothie with the original Orange Julius blended drink back in 1926. But as thicker smoothie drinks of more complex blends became popular, Orange Julius put a twist on fruity beverages with a secret ingredient that is dumped into the blender along with the fruit. They also add a scoop of the original powdery compound added to the "Julius" drinks. This new powder, called coconut-almond compound, includes a frothing and thickening agent, plus a hint of coconut and almond flavorings. Now you can clone your own version of the most popular variety of the chain's Classic Smoothie using coconut syrup and almond extract as part of your own homemade secret recipe.
Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.
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- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons pasteurized egg white or egg substitute
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup coconut syrup (such as Coco Lopez)
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- One 10-ounce box frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed
- 3 cups ice
- Do This
1. Combine all the ingredients except the bananas, strawberries, and ice in a blender and blend on high speed for 15 seconds, or until the sugar is dissolved.
2. Add the banana, strawberries, and ice and blend until the ice is crushed. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, add a straw, and serve.
Makes 2 regular-size drinks.
I'm Todd Wilbur,
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