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orange julicious recipe

Orange Julicious Recipe

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A timeless, frothy, and creamy classic with fresh citrus taste and the added nutrition of yellow crookneck squash.

Total time:  45 S
Servings:  5
Calories:  140


  • 6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 medium oranges peeled
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 small yellow squash approximately 1 cup

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 8 fl. oz.
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Protein: 4g


  1. Add ingredients to WildSide+ or FourSide jar in order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select "Whole Juice" or blend on a Medium-High speed for 50-60 seconds.

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  • Great recipe! Tastes just like I remember. Didn’t have all the ingredients on hand so some substitutes: almond milk, only 1 orange but large, 8 oz orange juice.

    Good but a little sweet or maybe my tastes have changed since I was a kid :) Will try 1 tbsp honey next time, 6 oz OJ and 2 medium oranges.

    bet212 on

  • I love when my boy of 43 asks for more, too!

    Kristina on

  • We loved this and nobody guessed about the squash (which is great since our garden is mass producing them right now)! My boys: 6, 11, 14, and 43 asked for more :-)

    Kathleen H on

  • Yes, please do peel the oranges. You can decrease the amount of honey for a less-sweet version. Or, add a chunk of banana to replace some of the sweetness.

    Blendtec on

  • Do you peel oranges? Why so much honey? 2 TBSP ….thats a lot. Anyone tweek this recipe?

    joe private on

  • I just got my Blendtec last week and am wondering why some smoothie recipes use the "Smoothie" button while others, like this one, call for the "Whole Juice" button. Would someone please clarify for me? Lovin’ this beautiful blender!!!

    Diane Turner on

  • omg this is so like totally radical dude…

    bill on

  • Is the squash cooked?

    Diana B. on

  • There are several recipes that call for the Wild side jar but I only have the floor sided jar. How cani adapt this recipe for the smaller jar?

    Carrie Poage Solomon on

  • No, the squash is not cooked.

    Blendtec on

  • This is so yummy and it’s hard to believe it has whole oranges and a whole squash in it for how creamy and tasty it is. It really tastes like an Orange Julius, from what I can remember.

    I think I would add more ice, though for a thicker Juilicious, since the Whole Juice cycle lasts so long and seems to melt the ice a little bit. Very good, though!

    ccussins on

  • Diane,
    Some buttons use different power settings based on the types of ingredients that are in your blended product. This recipe calls for a whole squash and whole oranges that, in my opinion, are better blended longer, like they are using the "Whole Juice" button, which results in "micronization" (I believe the term is called. If you look at the Manual, they explain that some buttons have different levels of power used throughout the individual cycles. Some buttons pushed need to blend at a low level first then speed up, while others start out high and so forth. Some blend longer, some blend shorter. It’s really ingenious, but I do find that sometimes we have to use the manual buttons to get smoother blends. Not all the time, though!

    ccussins on

  • When yellow squash is not available can butternut or buttercup be used?

    Greywolf on

  • The video (on youtube) shows the recipe without the frozen orange juice concentrate while here the recipe states it. can the drink in fact be made w/out the juice concentrate? and could a regular (pulp free) orange juice work??

    Jed Palisoc on

  • 2 TBSP honey divided by 5 serving = just a little over a teaspoon per serving doesn’t really seem that excessive.

    Laura on

  • Do you realize in the recipe book that comes with the blender, this recipe does not state to peel the oranges. It tastes HORRIBLE if you don’t. Peel them like this on-line version states and I’m sure it will be better!

    Aarika on

  • So Blendtec…where’s the answer?

    Glorious_Cause on

  • This is a great version of the Orange Julius drink. I made it vegan using coconut milk (drinking) and agave syrup. I also did not have the frozen concentrate so I used half milk and half orange juice. But the flavor and consistency were excellent! And I love sneaking in a squash into my kids’ drink. : )

    Meg H. on

  • The Whole Juice setting seems to deal with seeds and other odd textures better than just the Smoothie setting. I find that if I use raspberries or blackberries or kale or spinach, I get the best results with one cycle on "Smoothie" then a second cycle on "Whole Juice". That way the seeds or kale-ness is not noticeable. In this recipe, I think the squash skin and seeds would give it an odd texture unless you use the Whole Juice setting.

    Anne on

  • No, you do not cook the squash.

    Blendtec on

  • Do i need to cook the squash first?

    KrisKris on

  • A little strong on the honey. Could do without it. It is also good with some spinach and carrots.

    Sarah on

  • I really liked the taste of this. I used almond milk in the batch that I made.

    Frank on

  • I’ve never seen any recipe that would call for an orange peel to be included as it’s extremely bitter tasting. I think they just assumed people would know to not use the peel. :)

    ItsreallyCheryl on

  • Winter squashes such as butternut or buttercup are very different from summer squashes like the yellow squash. I’d be pretty hesitant to use raw winter squash as a substitute. You could consider other summer squashes such as Zucchini or PattyPans as replacements with a better chance of success.

    jimbrowski on

  • this was so delicious! tasted just like a orange dreamsicle!!! I would have never known there was squash in this!

    Mike Zelasko on

  • I use frozen uncooked summer type squash.

    CognitiveConcern on

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