Since my daughter got home from her surgery last week, she has struggled with a bad stomach ache and a sore throat. It's hard to see her refuse food. Before her surgery, her nickname was "The Hoover" and she found it funny to eat me out of house and home on a daily basis. I swear I have no idea where she puts all that food either. But now that she is having trouble eating, I thought she might want to try something that is both cool and offers some nutrition. Plus it's easy for her to sip since solid food hurts her throat. She liked the idea of an Orange Julius. It was easy to make and delicious! This would be a perfect drink to dress up or just enjoy on a hot summer day.
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
1/4 cup egg substitute
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 heaping cup ice
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender set on high speed for 15 to 30 seconds.
Makes two drinks.
From Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur
"If life gives you lemons, make some sort of fruity juice."