Green-Orange Julius

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We drink a green smoothie every morning and this is one of my favorite. I love the simple ingredients and the texture and taste remind me of an Orange Julius. I also think it’s so fresh looking, smelling, and tasting; so nice to wake up to.


1 cup Water
4 Oranges
1 bunch Kale (de-veined)
1/4 cup Orange Juice (concentrate)
2 cups Ice Cubes
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Add ingredients to a high speed blender, in the order listed; blend until it has a uniform consistency; pour and enjoy!

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  1. Annette says:

    This is tasty! It is like orange julius, plus the yummy fresh taste of the greens (I didn’t have Kale so I used Spinach, still great!)

  2. Kim says:

    Hey, Liz! Thanks so much for letting us stay with you when we came through. I haven’t stopped thinking about the green smoothie you made us for breakfast–I think you said you used collard greens, pineapple juice, oj, and maybe banana? I can’t seem to recreate it yet–do you remember the ingredients you used and any amounts? I’d LOVE to get more greens into my kids (and myself). Thanks again for EVERYTHING!

    1. Liz says:

      Thanks Kim! It was so great to see you guys! The basic recipe is 1/3 water, 1/3 fruit and 1/3 greens. This recipe above uses oranges for some of the water. When I want to make it a little sweeter and more appealing for kids I’ll add some orange juice concentrate and a banana with whatever other fruit I add. I don’t remember exactly the amounts I used in the one I made for you guys. I think it was about 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice, 3 cups collard greens (removing from stems), 2 or 3 frozen bananas, 1/3 cup oj concentrate and about 1 1/2 cups of ice. You really can add about any fruits but adding at least one of those 3 will help a lot with the flavor. I rarely make one without at least one banana or some oj concentrate. Apples and pears can be added but you want to make sure to add some ice to cut down on the frothiness. Let me know what great combinations you come up with!

      1. Kim says:

        Thanks so much for your help, Liz. I’ll give that a try. I’m a big kale fan and Eric accidentally planted swiss chard instead, but we’ve been able to use it in these smoothies, thanks to you. I’ll give your suggestions above a try–thanks a bunch!

        1. Rebecca Cook says:

          We drink a lot of green smoothies at our house, too. I love how fresh, healthy and delicious they are! It’s so fun to get creative with ingredient combinations; I’ve never tasted one I didn’t like. The other day I made one that was especially good. I put about one third of a fresh pineapple in and some spinach, kale, half a lime, two bananas, about a half cup of ice and some water. My whole family loved it!