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Paleo Orange Julius Smoothie - Gluten-free, dairy-free, 4 ingredients, and a kid favorite! Save to Pinterest by clicking the “Pin This” button when hovering over the image.

This copycat Orange Julius smoothie tastes like a creamsicle, but only has 4 ingredients. So creamy and delicious, this one is a hit with every one in our family. There are multiple ways to make it, depending on what you have on hand. Such a refreshing delicious drink, treat, or breakfast add on. Want it to have a little more staying power? Add a scoop of collagen for increased nutrition and protein. Be ready to put this one on repeat!

Paleo Orange Julius

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
4.80 from 5 votes


Blender Method 1

  • 1/2 12 oz OJ frozen concentrate can
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk *can sub other non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 heaping cups ice

Blender Method 2

  • 2 cups orange juice, frozen into cubes
  • 1 cup non-frozen orange juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk *can sub other non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup honey

Ice Cream Maker Method

  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup honey

Optional ingredient for all: 2-3 scoops collagen powder


    Blender Method (1 or 2)

    • Combine all ingredients in a blender and combine at high speed until well combined and frothy. Serve immediately.
    • Extras can be stored in the freezer, thawing to eat. OR my kids loved making these into creamsicle like popsicles!

    Ice Cream Maker

    • Blend well all ingredients prior to adding to ice cream maker. Mix in ice cream maker to desired thickness. This is our favorite method as it turns out nice and thick like a Sonic Orange cream slush or, if you let it go even longer, like a sorbet. Yum!


    1. 5 stars
      I made the second option with frozen orange juice. I wanted to make it before going to the store so I used almond milk instead of coconut milk. It was delicious and creamy. I had made a few alterations as I made it. The first thing I did was I started out with half the amount of honey, and left it that way. Since we like our smoothies to be on the thicker side I added 4 extra regular ice cubes at the end.

      • I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe and thank you for sharing the modifications you tried and how they worked for you!

        • “Best smoothie ever!!!” – My 5 year old 😂 So good! Love the clean ingredients!

          • Well that’s just the cutest review of all time! I’m so glad it was a hit with your little one. Thank you!

    2. 5 stars
      I tried the first blender method and I gotta say- it is perfection!

      • Hooray! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you!

    3. 4 stars
      Made this for my kids as a special treat. Very good

    4. 5 stars
      This recipe is so good!! My kids love it!!! It is really easy to make too!

    5. 5 stars
      I’ve made this several times this summer and my whole family loves this treat. I’ve even omitted the honey a few times and my kids don’t miss the extra sweet. I add chia seeds or protein powder if it’s serving as a breakfast smoothie.

      • I’m so happy your family has enjoyed this recipe! Thank you!

    6. 5 stars
      Made this this morning with breakfast and it was excellent. My 5 year old needed a little motivation to start day 2 of virtual learning and a special smoothie with breakfast was just it. Absolutely delicious!
      Thank you!


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