VIDEO: How to Make an Orange Julius Kale Smoothie Recipe

Orange Julius Kale Smoothie
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Recipe type: kale smoothie
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Serves: 1-2
This is an orange julius modified with kale and banana.
  • 1 raw egg
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 large leaf kale
  1. put all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth and serve!



Okay you guys, what’s up? It is a beautiful day here in Austin, Texas. The weather finally got below 90 degrees and we are all rejoicing.

Today I’m going to show you how to make an Orange Julius kale smoothie recipe. This one’s inspired by my childhood – my mom used to make orange juliuses for my sister and I when I was a kid – and I always loved it and looked forward to it.

So basically we’re just taking an orange julius – which is orange juice, an egg, and a drop or two of vanilla extract – and we’re adding kale (of course), and I’m gonna add a little banana too, just because I like it. But you don’t have to. It’s optional.

So, let’s get started! First thing we’re gonna do is put this egg in here. I like to crack the egg into a bowl so we can make sure we don’t have any eggshell fragments in there first. No fragments – lookin’ good. That goes in first.

Then we’re gonna put a couple of drops of vanilla extract in here. You can just use the cap to measure. Drop! It really takes very little – that stuff is concentrated.

Okay, now we’re gonna put the banana in here. Again this is optional, but I just feel like it gives it a little more body, texturally.

And then we’re gonna put in – let’s start with a cup of orange juice – see how it goes. Yeah I think a cup will be JUST about right.

[humming] One cup of orange juice… If you’re making this for more people, you might wanna do two cups.

Let’s just give that a little blend, and see what that looks like.

So right there, you’ve basically got an orange julius. We’re just gonna add kale to it, to make it super duper healthy, even thought it’s already pretty healthy.

This is a HUGE piece of kale we’ve got today, so I’m only putting in one leaf. Tear it into chunks.

Alright. Now, the only thing left to do, is pour it into a glass and drink this bad boy. I can’t believe I just said “bad boy.”

Alright! Cheers, y’all. Let’s see what this tastes like. Mmmm – MMH! Memories of my childhood. Delicious.

So: Orange Julius Kale Smoothie Recipe. Go for it.

22 thoughts on “VIDEO: How to Make an Orange Julius Kale Smoothie Recipe

  1. Thanks so much for making this website! I want to start eating more kale and this recipe will be my first stop! I want to try all the recipes on here -they look great!

    • Hey you are welcome! Thanks for visiting. Yes, I make sure not to post a recipe unless I am sure that it tastes delicious, so try them all, you’ll like ’em!

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I was wondering if kale and orange juice would be good together and then I found your website!

    • Hi Nadia,

      You’re welcome! Yep, kale and orange juice definitely do go together, especially in the julius configuration. Let me know if you find any other cool combos!


  3. Julie on

    Hi I just found your website yesterday. I recently got a fancy,high powered blender so now I’m checking out smoothie recipes. I am going to try this one tomorrow. I already have the ingredients for the Creamy cherry strawberry. Are your recipes one serving smoothies or 2 servings? Checking to see if my son and I can share or if I need to make this twice. Thanks!

  4. Julie on

    I just noticed this morning that at the start of your recipes you list the serving size

  5. Heather on

    Thanks for the recipe. Getting started on a healthier lifestyle. I substituted meringue powder for raw egg. Tastes good!

    • Hi Heather,

      You’re quite welcome! I’m glad you have the healthiness urge. I had never heard of meringue powder before so I had to look it up. It’s basically just dehydrated egg whites? Maybe next time experiment with fresh egg whites, and see if it tastes better or makes you feel any different, and let me know the results!


  6. Sara Tierney on

    That is a delicious recipe! I used 2 fresh valencia oranges (just peeled, not juiced) and it turned out great.

  7. Maddie on

    I want to try this recipe but is there anything to replace the raw egg with? Or is it fine to leave it out?

    • Hi Maddie,

      Absolutely fine to leave the raw egg out – I just love the way it makes it tastes, and I guess I don’t mind the possibility of dying from it. 🙂 It just tastes THAT GOOD. Yes, totally optional!


  8. Holly on

    Hi Paul-

    Love the many uses for kale in smoothies. Growing up I was an Orange Julius addict so I want to try this one- but I’m a little concerned about using a raw egg. Aren’t there safety issues with eating it raw? Thanks

    • Hi Holly,

      I loved Orange Julius growing up, too! My mom used to make them too, of course, but my sister and I used to love to get them every time we went to the mall, too. 🙂

      The issue with raw eggs is the fear of getting salmonella from accidentally including a bad (rotten) egg in your smoothie. As long as you make sure the egg is fresh, there should be no problem. There are many people who drink raw eggs straight every day, and experience no problems. Don’t take it from me, though: this article does a pretty good job of explaining the issues:

      Thanks for writing!

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