Orange Julius Strawberry-Banana Classic Smoothie copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur

Orange Julius Strawberry-Banana Classic Smoothie

Score: 4.80 (votes: 10)
Reviews: 10
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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 use my Orange Julius Strawberry-Banana Classic Smoothie to make 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.

Try my original Orange Julius recipe here

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur

Get This

  • 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.

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May 28, 2015, 22:00
It worked out great I loved it
Mar 1, 2007, 22:00
I love this drink. I would say it's almost exactly like going to the mall and buying one.
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