Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dad's Healthified Orange Julius - with a Secret Ingredient (Copy-Cat)

So over the top good and refreshing & good for you too!

My dad comes up with killer protein drinks. Being an athlete and trainer for athletes, he drinks protein drinks a lot. You have to mix it up a little if you drink a lot of them, or YAWN....

He makes protein drinks we WANT to drink. This is one of them, and it has a unique secret ingredient... Angostura Bitters.

As a family, we have been exploring bitters and tonics. Some people use them for alcoholic drinks, but actually bitters are old fashioned remedies for digestion and general health. We like to use them to create depth of flavor in various recipes and non-alcoholic beverages, much like you would use vanilla or almond extract. As far as bitters go, Angostura Bitters is king. It is affordable and has great flavor. It is the secret ingredient in this version of an Orange Julius. Give it a try.

Dad's Orange Julius Recipe:

Makes 2 big servings:

10 ice cubes
1/4 to 1/3 c. frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 c. almond milk
1 scoop (3 T.) whey protein isolate
1 pinch sea salt or BioSalt
1 pinch orange flavor powder or 1 to 2 drops tangerine essential oil
stevia glycerite, to taste
Angostura Bitters, to taste

1 big serving:

5 ice cubes
2 to 3 T. frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 c. almond milk
1 1/2 T. whey protein isolate
mini-pinch sea salt or BioSalt
mini-pinch orange flavor powder or 1 drop tangerine essential oil
stevia glycerite, to taste
Angostura Bitters, to taste


Place all but stevia glycerite and bitters in a blender and blend until smooth.

Add stevia glycerite and bitters to taste, blending in well.

Serve cold.