Healthy Orange Julius (Low-Carb, Dairy-Free) PrettyPies
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Low-Carb Orange Julius

Tastes like that classic sweet and creamy orange milkshake from the food court, but secretly healthier! No dairy, no added sugar, and a fraction of the carbs and calories!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Keyword: dairy free smoothie, low carb orange julius, orange julius
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Emily


  • 3 large ice cubes
  • 1 medium mandarin orange about 1/4 cup wedges
  • 1 Tbs monkfruit granules to taste
  • 2 Tbs coconut cream see notes
  • 1/3 cup water or coconut water leftover from the can
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of turmeric optional for color
  • 1-2 drops  orange essential oil optional for stronger orange flavor. See notes


For coconut cream:
Use a can of coconut milk (I always recommend Thai Kitchen brand) that has been been chilled overnight so the cream rises to the top. Scoop out only the solid cream. Use the leftover water at the bottom for the smoothie, too.
  • Alternatively, use a can of coconut cream *not cream of coconut which is full of sugar*
  • OR use 1 1/2 Tbs natural almond or cashew butter
  • OR ~2 Tbs heavy whipping cream if you're ok with dairy
Alternative Sweeteners: *Always sweeten to taste*
For non low-carb:
  • 1 heaping Tbs coconut sugar
  • 1 soft medjool (large) date (or 2 small deglet noor dates) soaked in warm water for 5 minutes
For extra orange flavor, instead of orange essential oil, you can sub:
  • a splash of orange extract
  • the zest of 1 mandarin or about 1 teaspoon orange zest


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 6.2g | Saturated Fat: 9.26g | Sodium: 7.49mg | Potassium: 243.58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6.6g | Vitamin A: 599.28IU | Vitamin C: 24.34mg | Calcium: 32.56mg | Iron: 0.68mg | Sugar Alcohol: 12g | Net Carbs: 7g