As a teenager, I loved going to the mall and picking up an Orange Julius. Something about the combination of oranges, vanilla, and uber-sweet flavor made the treat irresistible, especially in the summer.
Nowadays, an Orange Julius would still be delicious, but I wanted to try to recreate it at home (with a little spinach, too).
Enter the Green Julius smoothie. I really like it, and it brings to mind the favorite drink of my youth.
Green Julius Smoothie
1/2 c frozen orange juice concentrate
1 t vanilla
1 T agave (omit if using sweetened almond milk)
1 c spinach
1 c vanilla almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1 T cashew butter
1 c ice