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Orange Smoothie

Orange smoothie

Blend up this smoothie for yourself or others. It's a great recipe to get kids involved in the kitchen.

Number of servings: 4
Serving size: 1/4 of prepared recipe


1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate

1 cup milk

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Time needed: 10 minutes preparation

  1. Put all ingredients into blender or jar with cover.
  2. Blend or shake in jar until smooth. Serve cold.
  3. Refrigerate leftover. (Standing will cause ingredients to separate. Shake to re-blend.)

Nutritional information

Calories 95
Total Fat: 0.7 g
Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Sodium: 31 g
Total Carbohydrate: 19.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
Total Sugar: 19.2 g
Protein: 3.1 g

Allergens: Dairy

Tips and variations

Substitute 4 ice cubes plus 1/2 cup water for the 1 cup of water to make a thick "slush".

Substitute pineapple, pineapple/orange juice or other flavors of 100% frozen fruit juices for the orange juice concentrate.

Substitute yogurt or soymilk for milk.

Preparing food for others can be a way to show caring. Let a younger child help you prepare this as an after-school snack for an older brother or sister.


This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

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