This is a very simple recipe (as are most smoothies) which is a great cool relief from a hot summer day.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place banana and vanilla ice cream into a blender. Pour in vanilla extract, orange juice, and milk. Puree until thick and smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

165 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 27.4g 9% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 19.4mg 7% DV; sodium 52.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2012
I took a couple containers of nonfat greek yogurt and threw that in the freezer last night so I could use it in this recipe in place of the vanilla ice cream. I made no other changes. I liked this smoothie--it tasted very similar to an Orange Julius. My bananas were quite ripe and combined with the sweet/tart of the orange juice it really didn't need any other sweetener. The one issue I had was that it had a little too much liquid. I think I'd cut back on the milk at least by half next time. Then I think it would be perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/27/2007
the origional recipe posted was horrible. It needed more sugar less orange juice and ice cubes. But after editing the recipe it turned out good. Read More
(5)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2012
I took a couple containers of nonfat greek yogurt and threw that in the freezer last night so I could use it in this recipe in place of the vanilla ice cream. I made no other changes. I liked this smoothie--it tasted very similar to an Orange Julius. My bananas were quite ripe and combined with the sweet/tart of the orange juice it really didn't need any other sweetener. The one issue I had was that it had a little too much liquid. I think I'd cut back on the milk at least by half next time. Then I think it would be perfect. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2007
This was good and the kids loved it. I added some crushed ice to the blender when mixing it up. I may use a bit more vanilla next time as it was a bit plain. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2007
mabey instead of ice cream you can use yaogurt Read More
(7)
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Rating: 1 stars
07/27/2007
the origional recipe posted was horrible. It needed more sugar less orange juice and ice cubes. But after editing the recipe it turned out good. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2009
The recipe is what is says. I just didn't prefer the taste. Definitely do not put orange in it though... I only did 1/2 cup and still tasted the orange. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2012
This was pretty good. I used fat free yogurt in place of the ice cream because I wanted to have it for breakfast. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2007
taste a bit sour and has an odd end taste. Although it is healthy if you substitute yogurt in replace of ice cream. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
I kept all the measurements the same but I skipped the milk and used Sunny D instead of orange juice. My family loved it! Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
03/26/2014
Very bitter need something sweet used vanilla nonfat yogurt instead of icecream Read More