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Orange Julius Strawberry-Banana Classic Smoothie Copycat Recipe
Orange Julius Strawberry-Banana Classic Smoothie
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 600
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.8 (9 reviews)
As the trend for fruit smoothies surged in the 1990s, the Orange Julius company didn't want to be left out. Orange Julius popularized the fruit smoothie with the original Orange Julius blended drink back in 1926. But as thicker smoothie drinks of more complex blends became popular, Orange Julius put a twist on fruity beverages with a secret ingredient that is dumped into the blender along with the fruit. They also add a scoop of the original powdery compound added to the "Julius" drinks. This new powder, called coconut-almond compound, includes a frothing and thickening agent, plus a hint of coconut and almond flavorings. Now you can clone your own version of the most popular variety of the chain's Classic Smoothie using coconut syrup and almond extract as part of your own homemade secret recipe.

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons pasteurized egg white or egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup coconut syrup (such as Coco Lopez)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 medium ripe bananas
One 10-ounce box frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed
3 cups ice

1. Combine all the ingredients except the bananas, strawberries, and ice in a blender and blend on high speed for 15 seconds, or until the sugar is dissolved.

2. Add the banana, strawberries, and ice and blend until the ice is crushed. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, add a straw, and serve.

Makes 2 regular-size drinks.

The best smoothie ever
Submitted on: 05/28/15
It worked out great I loved it
I used to work at orange Julius
La Tricia  
Submitted on: 02/08/14
For those of you who think it's flat pop, well it's not it's called gova juice its a juice mixed with all flavors and the color is orange and we used yogurt, sweetner. And a powder booster
Submitted on: 04/06/09
I keep making variations of the Julius and Julius smoothy, using whatever fruits and juices we have - pineapple, bananas, tangerines, plums, berries - it all tastes delicious! Very filling and really satisfies the sweet tooth!
Submitted on: 12/24/08
If you ever watch them make it at the store they ALWAYS use an orange liquid about a tbsp of it. Simply Flat orange pop! Add it every time and you will get that Julius "Flavor" we all know and love. Try it with all your Julius drinks and you'll never go wrong.
Submitted on: 02/20/08
It did not taste right because Phillip used coconut extract. It should be in the ethnic or syrup isle at any grocery store. If you cant find it at the local grocery store try the health/organic store.
Submitted on: 06/26/07
I loved this recipe. I am going to try it without the Coco Lopez though.
Submitted on: 03/02/07
I love this drink. I would say it's almost exactly like going to the mall and buying one.
Submitted on: 11/16/05
I used the basic recipe, but wanted a TripleBerry Julius. So instead of strawberries in syrup, I put in frozen whole strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I didn't have coconut syrup or almont extract, so I used some strawberry syrup and raspberry syrup. It was GREAT!!
Submitted on: 07/25/05
Eh, seemed like it was missing something. It's a good smoothie but just not an Orange Julius smoothie. Also, that coconut syrup was HARD to find. Suggest coconut extract instead.