Do you remember back-to-school shopping with your mom at JCPenney? Afterward, you'd lean on the big brick planter, set down your bags of elastic-waist cordouroys, and savor that food court delicacy, the Orange Julius.
Frothy and creamy, but with more vitamin C than a milkshake, the Julius was a treat you could enjoy without guilt, as long as you didn't mind whole milk, eggs, corn syrup, and artificial flavoring. Throughout the 80s, you could even add a raw egg, for extra protein and delicious salmonella.
I created this Julius taste-alike while trying to use up dry, out-of-season oranges. It's got calcium, four kinds of fruit, and no kinds of artificial flavor or food-borne illness. Easy, sweet, and healthy, it is my breakfast love of the moment.
Orange Mary-us Citrus Smoothie1 banana
1 seedless orange
4 ounces vanilla soy yogurt (or silken tofu)
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Makes 4 cups, breakfast for two.
See one of my earliest posts for more smoothie ideas.