This Allergy Friendly Orange Julius is creamy, frothy, and delicious, yet dairy and nut milk free!
It’s National Food Allergy Week and so I’ve teamed up with a few other bloggers to bring you some delicious allergy friendly recipes! (Scroll to the bottom of this post for more recipes and a Blendtec GIVEAWAY!) Did you know there are 8 foods that are responsible for 90% of food allergies? They are: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shell fish. Our family has been fortunate enough to not have to alter our diets because of a food allergy, but I know there are so many people out there who have to change what they eat due to an allergy, so I thought it would be fun to re-invent one of my favorite drinks to make it dairy and nut free.
Some of you may be thinking, Orange Julius doesn’t have nuts in it, so of course it’s nut free! Well, a lot of dairy-free people use nut milks, which wouldn’t work for those who have allergies to tree nuts, so this recipe can use rice milk OR coconut milk. Now, before you get after me for coconut milk being classified by the FDA as a tree nut, let me assure you that coconut is not a common allergen and is not related to tree nuts. If you have a tree nut allergy, consult your physician to find out if you need to avoid coconut.
Orange Julius is one of my favorite breakfast drinks! We also enjoy it in the summers like smoothie. Plus I get to use one of my favorite kitchen appliances, my Blendtec, to make it! There may just be a giveaway involving my favorite kitchen appliance in today’s post, so be sure to enter that after you grab the recipe for this Allergy Friendly Orange Julius! 😉
If you do have food allergies, what is one of your favorite classic recipes that you alter to make allergy friendly? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Allergy Friendly Orange Julius
- 1 cup pure orange juice
- 1/2 cup rice or coconut milk (Coconut milk is classified by the FDA as a tree nut, but is not a common allergen and is not actually related to tree nuts. If you have a tree nut allergy, consult your physician to find out if you need to avoid coconut.)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of ice
- Place all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth and frothy.
- Enjoy immediately.
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To kick off National Food Allergy Awareness Week we are giving away the Blendtec Designer 625 Series with a Twister Jar! You can enter through the Rafflecopter below. Be sure to check out all the other yummy allergy friendly recipes too! And for more ways Blendtec can help make your food allergy meals easier and some awesome tips check out this post from Holly, Blendtec’s in house dietitian.