My first trip to California was for my brother’s wedding in 1971 (72?).I thought, and still do, that San Diego was a beautiful city: palm trees and oleanders lining the streets, sunshine and lots of fresh fruits and veggies. My sister and I would walk to the corner in the mornings and get a drink called “Orange Julius”: I’m not sure if they had gone national at the time, but I had never heard of it. It was a free-standing open air counter, with baskets of fresh fruit, waiting to be blended with the secret Julius powder into a delicious smoothie. And this was back when a raw egg was offered as a protein-packed optional add-in. No one would reveal the recipe, but I figured this was a pretty close imitation. Good for an afternoon pick-me-up or breakfast in a hurry.
- 1 cup very cold orange juice
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 1/4 c. dry milk powder
- 2 teaspns vanilla (do not omit this — I think it is the secret ingredient!)
- 1 Tablespn either honey or powdered sugar (more or less as you like)
Blend it all together and drink it up.
Note: Some times, I use frozen o.j. out of the can, 2-3 Tablespns. concentrate. For the liquid, you can use water or some other kind of juice, such as mango.
You can throw in frozen strawberries instead of the ice cubes.
Yes, I sometime add a raw egg; do this only at your own risk —- salmonella is a danger.. You’ve been warned. Don’t sue me. If you like the idea of egg, use dried meringue powder.
I also sometimes add about 1/4 c. of raw rolled oats. It thickens the whole thing up and adds more protein and fiber.
- 1 c. buttermilk
- 1/4 c. frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, peaches)
- 1 Tablespn honey
- 2 teaspns vanilla
Blend and sip.