Skinny Orange Julius w/ Stevia

It’s so beyond summertime here, it’s ridiculous. I’ve been sweating every minute of every day-whether I’m sitting down or vacuuming or doing Crossfit, it’s the same. Stinky sweat and no end in sight.

This brings me always to the same place-I need something cold to drink. But I don’t want to consume my daily caloric intake with one or even two drinks. You can find a printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

(Did you know that the average Starbucks Frappuccino is in the range of 400-500 calories? YIKES!)

I decided to come up with a skinny version of one of my favorite drinks-Orange Julius. The result was a delicious drink without any of the spare tire conversion.

This recipe is a great just as a beverage, but can also be frozen and eaten as Orange Sherbet-(a skinny alternative to icecream)!

 


Here is all that you’ll need to make your own Skinny Orange Julius:

This Recipe makes a Pitcher of 4-5 Servings:
4-5 Peeled Fresh Oranges
4-5 Cups of Ice
1-2 Cups of Water
1/4 tsp Vanilla Creme Stevia

This Recipe makes one serving:
1 Orange
1 Cup of Ice
1/4 Cup of Water or as Needed
2 Drops of Liquid Vanilla Creme Stevia

 

 


In a blender, combine the peeled oranges, adding 1/2 of the needed ice on top.

 


Add the water and pulse until the ice is broken up into chunks. Add to this the other half of ice.

 


Next, add the Stevia.

 


Puree everything until it’s blended, but still a bit chunky.

 


Pour into a chilled glass, prop your feet up and enjoy.

 


Make an extra serving to freeze and enjoy later on as a skinny Orange Sherbet.

Watch out summer, I may have you beat.

Skinny Orange Julius w/ Stevia
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Healthy Living
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Serves: 1-6
 
Here's a skinny version of one of my favorite drinks-Orange Julius. This a delicious drink without any of the spare tire conversion. This Skinny Orange Julius is great just as a beverage, but can also be frozen and eaten as Orange Sherbet-(a skinny alternative to icecream)!
Ingredients
  • This Recipe makes a Pitcher of 4-5 Servings:
  • 4-5 Peeled Fresh Oranges
  • 4-5 Cups of Ice
  • 1-2 Cups of Water
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Creme Stevia
  • This Recipe makes one serving:
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Cup of Ice
  • ¼ Cup of Water or as Needed
  • 2 Drops of Liquid Vanilla Creme Stevia
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine the peeled oranges, adding ½ of the needed ice on top.
  2. Add the water and pulse until the ice is broken up into chunks. Add to this the other half of ice.
  3. Next, add the Vanilla Creme Stevia.
  4. Puree everything until it's blended, but still a bit chunky.
  5. Pour into a chilled glass, prop your feet up and enjoy.
  6. Make an extra serving to freeze and enjoy later on as a skinny Orange Sherbet.
  7. ***This recipe for Skinny Orange Julius (and me!) will be featured on Fox 23's Great Day Green Country on January 2nd, 2013 at 10 am.***

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32 Responses to "Skinny Orange Julius w/ Stevia"

  1. Chris says:

    Hey you – got a question…have you made jam using stevia? I want to make some tomato preserves for M’s dad who watches sugar really closely. I found a sugar/stevia blend I use on practically everything, but not plain stevia.

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    • Rebekah says:

      I haven’t made jam using stevia. This might be a good experiment to try! I love all fruit jams with no sugar-but haven’t tried substituting the sugar w/ stevia. Hm…you raise a good question….

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  2. Trisha says:

    This looks so good. My sister’s and I had a recipe for Orange Julius that we used to always make but it was definitely not this healthy – I will have to try it!

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  3. Mom Photographer says:

    This sounds so refreshing!!!

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  4. Mom Photographer says:

    This sounds so refreshing!

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  5. Myric says:

    Thanks for sharing this at Passion Parade. This looks so inviting! I really should check that stavia out!

    have a wonderful weekend!

    Reply
  6. Sherry says:

    Rebekah, This sounds delicious especially with the heat we are having. I’ll be looking for Stevia to try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Reply
  7. Toodie says:

    I love orange juliuses! They remind me of when I was a little girl and my grandfather took me to the race track. I always got to get one! This skinny version will be perfect for my weight watchers plan! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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  8. The Better Baker says:

    Sounds perfect to me! I love that you use fresh oranges instead of the concentrate – pinning and making very soon. Thanks so much for sharing one of my most favorite drinks in the world!

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  9. Holly says:

    I’ve used stevia before, but not the vanilla creme type. I’ll be checking this out! I have a new blog and would love to have you check it out and follow me there if you’s like.

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  10. Jill says:

    Yum! That sounds delicious and so refreshing!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation says:

    This looks awesome! I have a friend who’s going to LOVE it. And I love your blog it is way cute and I dig your awesome sledge hammer! (Yeah…I’m a musician and married to one, too.) Not going to tell my hubby about your bus driving adventures…he would be just a little green with envy! 😉 Hopping from WFMW.

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  12. Adelina Priddis says:

    This looks very refreshing!! Thanks for sharing it on Foodie Friday! Is there an alternative to the stevia? I’m not sure what exactly stevia is, since I’ve never used it before. thanks!

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    • Rebekah says:

      Stevia is a natural herb that you can grow yourself-just like you would Oregano or Thyme. This is what Stevia is, exactly:

      Stevia is a South American herb used as a natural sweetener for centuries. The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant have a refreshing taste, zero glycemic index, zero calories and zero carbs. It is 25-30 times sweeter than sugar, and far more healthy! Because stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets.

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  13. Kylie says:

    DROOL! This looks awesome. and I LOVE stevia! Totally trying, thank you for sharing!!

    -Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

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  14. Lisa says:

    This sounds and looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

    Reply
  15. Marcie says:

    This looks so good. I have been wanting to try the stevia flavorings and now I have a recipe. I am now following you on linky. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my linky party.
    Thanks
    Marcie @ http://www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  16. Angie says:

    That is very yummy! THanks for sharing.. I might have to try it out perfect for this summer!

    XO
    Angie from LittleInspiration

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  17. Carrie- young living oil lady says:

    What a wonderful recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesday! 🙂

    Reply
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