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Orange Julius Recipe (High-Protein + Low Calorie)

This copycat Orange Julius recipe is even better than the original.

If you were to order a large Orange Julius, you’d receive a shake with 400 calories and a measly 2 grams of protein.

In contrast, this simple recipe has 280 calories and 40 grams of protein.

So, if you’re looking for a sweet treat that is high-protein, delicious, and filling, then look no further!

Orange Julius Recipe (High-Protein + Low Calorie)

Sweet, creamy, and high-protein!
A delicious, guilt-free way to hit your macros that leaves you feeling satisfied.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy, filling, fluff, high protein, orange juice, protein powder, refreshing, yogurt
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 280kcal


  • Blender


  • 100 g Low-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 100 ml Orange Juice see notes
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 packet Sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum see notes
  • 2 cups Ice see notes


  • Starting with the ice, add all of the ingredients to your blender. Blend on high for ~3 minutes, or until the mixture has doubled in size.



Full Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 280
Protein: 40g
Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 18g
  • I'm using low-calorie orange juice to lower the calories but feel free to substitute with your favourite OJ.
  • The first time you make this, try with 2 cups of ice. If you want to make it an even thicker consistency, add another 1/2-1 cup of ice. 
Tip on blending with Xanthan Gum:
Xanthan gum is a popular stabilizer/thickener that is used in almost everything.
When using it to make "fluff," you'll likely need to blend longer than usual.
As the ice is crushed, the xanthan gum suspends it within the rest of the mixture, doubling (or tripling) in size. The resulting consistency is almost exactly like a Wendy's frosty.
It is a fantastic "hack" if you struggle with feeling hungry, as you'll feel very full after this! 
I encourage you to experiment - but be careful not to add too much, some people find it upsets their stomachs in higher doses.
Grab a bag of Xantham Gum here!

Did you try out this healthy Orange Julius recipe?

Post your creation, and be sure to tag me on Instagram! @marra_strength

Note about dieting for weight loss:

I recommend tracking your calorie intake using an application if you want to ensure you’re on the right track.

Here’s my favourite app for that: MacroFactor (use code MARRA for a free trial).

See you next time!


Hey! I'm Matteo Marra

Owner/Head Coach at Marra Strength. 

I believe “getting in shape” is really just a set of skills that can be learned and utilized to upgrade your life. 

Using this concept, i’ve helped hundreds of busy guys look and feel amazing shirtless by teaching them how to master the skills of dieting for fat loss and training for muscle growth.

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