MINNEAPOLIS — Dairy Queen is debuting Orange Julius-branded smoothies and juice drinks in eight flavors, including orange, strawberry, strawberry banana, triple berry, mango pineapple, berry pomegranate, orange berry and pina colada.

The fruit smoothies are blended to order with fruit, low-fat yogurt and no artificial flavors. A lower-calorie version, made with no yogurt or artificial flavors or sweeteners, is available for each flavor. Customers may add protein powder or fresh banana for an upcharge.

“Not only are we the first Q.S.R. to offer light smoothies, but we introduced Orange Julius beverages because consumers have told us they are looking for a premium branded fruit smoothie and beverage option better than the sea of lower quality smoothies available today,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice-president of marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation. “With the addition of Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Originals, we have created a smoothie shop within a D.Q. restaurant.”

The beverages are available in participating locations nationwide.