When my husband and I first met during college he would have me over and make a huge pitcher of orange julius and salty popcorn and we’d call it dinner. (I’ve come a long way, huh?) I would stand and watch as he would spend 20 minutes adding a bit of this and a little of that into the blender until it was just right. It’s been years since I’ve had one of those creamy orange shakes and with all the juicy oranges I’ve found over last week I figured it was time to bring out an oldie.
The smoothie is creamy and sweet with bright little specks of orange zest in each sip, and the frothy top is a huge hit with the kids. It makes a great treat at brunch or can be served as a light refreshing dessert. I’ll have to be careful how often I make this because I could have downed the entire pitcher while standing at the counter.
Adapted from Giada at Home
3 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 1/4 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup honey
zest from one orange
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups ice
Pour all ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
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