Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Strawberry Mango Shake and Orange Julius

I have managed to contract a nice case of strep throat. So, everything I eat tastes like sand. Needless to say, I have not been eating a lot but I have been looking for nice cool drinks to soothe my throat. This mango shake is awesome and has a strawberry milkshake texture and taste without any dairy. The Orange Julius is bright and refreshing. Do they still have Orange Julius stores in the mall anymore? I have not seen one since the 80s. I have yet to figure out a good way to photograph a beverage, so here is a stock photo of mangoes.

Strawberry Mango Shake
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
- 12-15 frozen strawberries
- plain soy milk
- sugar

1. Place mango and strawberries in a blender. Fill 3/4 of the way with soy milk (about 4-5 cups). Add sugar to taste and blend until very smooth.

Orange Julius
- 1 tray of ice cubes
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2-3 cups plain soy milk
- sugar to taste

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


Romina said...

I've never tried Orange Julius (and I guess I never will), but it sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Cravin' Veggies said...

It is SO funny you mentioned not seeing an Orange Julius since the mid-80s (I hadn't either), but I did just notice on in a mall food court tonight and said, "Wow, I haven't seen one of these since the 80s!" Very funny.

Hope you feel better soon. Strep just stinks...

Jessica said...

Vegan Dad! I look at your website every morning for ideas for the next night to cook, and I am so sorry to hear about your throat!
Feel better soon! And although I usually eat all whole foods and mostly raw, you have influenced me to try non-GMO/organic faux meats & such, and I thank you! My meals have been enhanced for not only my non-veg friends & family, but I enjoy them quite alot as well :) Who knew Tofurkey "sausage" & Follow your heart vegan "cheese" could make a tofu breakfast scramble taste so much more delicious.

Feel better soon! Looking forward to your getting better recipes & pics

Anke said...

oh, hope you feel better soon... your smoothies are right up my alley, they sound lovely :-)

John Plummer said...

Feel better! I always add a little vanilla to my orange julius.

arthursmommy said...

Vegan Dad,

So sorry to hear that you are sick. Strep is going around here as well in Austin, Texas where we live. Fortunately we have not caught it yet. We just all have colds, so our 16 month old runs around with a runny nose. The smoothies look delicious. I think I will make one for our little guy today. Get well soon.


VeggieGirl said...

oooh, that smoothie sounds MARVELOUS - hope your step throat clears up soon!!

maybelles mom said...

Oh, I used to love Orange Julius. Great Recipe.