Orange Juice Smoothie

Best-loved Orange Juice Smoothie using Florida Orange Juice is super tasty. The kids LOVE the taste of oranges & strawberries!

Like the Copycat Orange Julius, this orange juice smoothie is bursting with bright summer flavor. It is packed with vitamin c and makes a tasty breakfast drink! For another yummy drink, try our Strawberry Banana Smoothie.

Orange juice smoothie in a glass cup with two straws

Packed with Vitamin C

With a family of six kids, it feels like if one gets sick, EVERYONE gets sick. During “sick season” we try especially hard to wash hands consistently, and do things to keep our immune systems in good shape.

One of those things is making sure we’re taking in healthy vitamins—especially Vitamin C! An easy way to do that is drinking those Emergen-C packets you can buy from the store, but honestly they’re kind of gross, and I’d rather just drink lots of orange juice!

To jazz things up a bit, I made an orange juice smoothie using all sorts of yummy goodies that would not only taste good but would also have lots of Vitamin C. I was surprised at how good it turned out, and the kids loved it too!

how to make a smoothie with orange juice

BLEND. Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!!

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure to put the heaviest ingredients on the bottom to help them blend easier. 
  • You can make a smoothie thicker simply by using less liquid and allow it to blend for longer.
  • Use frozen strawberries if fresh strawberries aren’t available or in season
  • No matter what brand of orange juice you use the recipe will turn out great, here are some popular ones that are easily accessible from the grocery store: Simply Orange, Tropicana, and Florida’s Natural. I hope that helps!
  • When strawberries are ripe, the berry will be red through and through without any white or green spots. Also fun fact strawberries are supposedly sweeter at room temperature than cold from the fridge. 
  • Vanilla always makes things taste better and makes it slightly sweeter. This is really effective when your fruit may not be completely or perfectly ripe. This added sweetness is a comfort to most people.

Storing Info

STORE any leftover smoothie in a freezer safe cup with a lid. Do not keep the straw in the cup when you’re freezing it! Also, don’t fill the container all the way because the liquid will expand as it freezes. It will last for about 3 months before you should let it soften at room temperature for a few minutes before it becomes drinkable and y before serving.

close up of orange juice smoothie in a glass cup on a white plate

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Orange Juice Smoothie Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Best-loved Orange Juice Smoothie using Florida Orange Juice is super tasty. The kids LOVE the taste of oranges & strawberries!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 392 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup strawberries


  • Blend all ingredients together in blender until smooth. Enjoy!

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  1. Yum! I drink an entire container of Simply Orange when I feel something coming on… my husband who is going to school in classes about how the body works, thinks this is nutritionally ludicrous… but I feel better:) Maybe if I do this recipe, he will be a better believer!

  2. I make this with vanilla soy ice cream for my dairy-allergic child. Same ingredients but the ice cream instead of milk, and I make it with vanilla soy milk sometimes. It is awesome!!!!

  3. This looks and sound delicious, but the recipe does not show. Would you be kind enough to email it to me? I would love to have it! Thanks!

  4. I was wondering if The strawberry was important to The recipe cause I currently can’t go buy fruit we just had fresh Snow fall.

    1. You can totally leave that out. You could even add whatever berries you like, if you have something different. Yes, I wouldn’t want to drive to the store!

  5. 5 stars
    This was basically an Orange Julius. I like that it did not call for orange juice concentrate BECAUSE I usually don’t have that. I like the fresh orange juice from this recipe. I was curious how water would affect the taste but it did not dilute it too much. Next time I may consider adding more orange juice just to give it that tangy flavor but I appreciated that it was more mild and not too thick. I would say definitely add the sugar. It was super good.

  6. 5 stars
    Just made this as Ill with another cold and needed a boost. Lovely taste and easy recipe. Thank you.

    1. I haven’t had any trouble with the milk curdling with orange juice before. I typically don’t use fresh squeezed orange juice for this recipe though.