This beverage is not as sweet as many of the commercially available versions. If you want it sweeter, add a little extra orange juice concentrate.
1 cup fortified soy milk or other non-dairy milk
1/2 cup calcium-fortified orange juice concentrate
1/2 frozen banana, cut or broken into chunks (optional)
5 ice cubes
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and frothy.
Orange Julius is best served immediately. Leftovers may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 day or frozen for up to 1 week. Blend the mixture again before serving.
PER SERVING: 212 calories; 2.3 g fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 9.5% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 6.3 g protein; 42.6 g carbohydrate; 33.7 g sugar; 2.7 g fiber; 73 mg sodium; 502 mg calcium; 1.6 mg iron; 100.9 mg vitamin C; 53 mcg beta-carotene; 2.2 mg vitamin E