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Healthier Orange Fluff

Healthier Orange Fluff | www.somethingswanky.com

I hope I’m not the only one here, but Orange Fluff is really one of my top favorite summer foods! Typically it’s made with a little yogurt, a lot of cool whip, marshmallows, and canned mandarin oranges. Sometimes it calls for Jell-O mix and/or cottage cheese too.

I’ve been on a mission lately to make my favorite foods a little (or a lot) healthier which led me to make some improvements to Orange Fluff Salad. And I know you’re sitting there thinking, but wait! It still has marshmallows it it! NOT healthy!!!!!!

Yes. I left the marshmallows in. Because marshmallows are awesome and irreplaceable.

But if you can get past that… you’ll notice: I’ve increased the protein a lot by using more yogurt, eliminated the Cool Whip altogether (you won’t even miss it, because the yogurt I use is so fluffy and sweet on it’s own), used fresh orange slices instead of canned, and flavored the whole thing with real orange juice instead of a flavored gelatin mix.

Healthier Orange Fluff | www.somethingswanky.com

It’s cool, creamy, delicious, and perfect for summer. And– hey! It’s a little better for you too :)

Healthier Orange Fluff


  • 2 cups Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla Greek Yogurt*
  • 6 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 10 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups orange or clementine slices


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt and orange juice.
  2. Fold in the marshmallows and orange slices.
  3. Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve chilled.

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

4 comments on “Healthier Orange Fluff”

  1. Would you judge me if I told you I’ve NEVER had orange fluff? I am kind of feeling deprived of life, so this is a must try! Especially since it’s healthier! Pinned!

  2. Yum! Thanks for sharing. (: Looking forward to more.

    <3 Carsla
    Founder & CEO of Connect-the-Cloths
    A stylist, foodie, & writer's blog in development.

  3. In my house, this is known as “Jello Junk.” I prefer the lime flavor. And mine is the full not-so-good-for-you version using Jello, Cool Whip, cottage cheese, mandarin oranges, and mixed fruit. I don’t do the marshmallows. I’m glad to know that someone else knows what this stuff is and eats it (or some version of it)! :-)

  4. I’ve never had orange fluff, but I just want to dip my finger in that bowl, it looks super yummy!! :) Michelle

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