Rise and Shine-Orange Julius Smoothie

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Cruising the boulevard, walking the shopping mall and sipping on a cold and frothy Orange Julius. That’s one of my fondest memories. When my husband and I began dating 18 years ago there were two things we would almost always get at the shopping mall: a Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll and an Orange Julius.

Orange Julius Smoothie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I love an Orange Julius. The special way the orange juices and frothy layers separate into orange creamsicle layers is truly unique. We enjoyed this sweet refreshing treat so much that I began making our own pitchers of the stuff right after we got married, when we got our first apartment.

Orange Julius Smoothie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

This delectable combination featured fresh squeezed orange juice-trust me, no other is better, sweet sugar and a bit of egg whites for frothiness. Well I’ve been blessed to have plenty of juicy oranges on hand lately from my in-laws abundance on their orange trees, but unfortunately, raw, even pasteurized egg whites are not in my pregnant forte. So I came up with an easy and just as frothy substitute.

Orange Julius Smoothie
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice, about 4-5 oranges
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tb whipped topping mix
1 1/2 cups ice…

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