A Fresh Cranberry Orange Smoothie is a delicious smoothie to enjoy in the morning or an after workout snack. Have a lot of cranberries, make a Cranberry Smoothie! This tasty smoothie is a great way to use leftover cranberries or cranberry relish for a healthy treat.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and now its Holiday celebrations and shopping time for the duration of this busy time of year. It's such a hectic season, besides Holiday parties filled with cocktails, appetizers, baked cookies, everyone is so busy and eating on the go! What better than a nutritious Cranberry Smoothie to fill your belly.
I love cranberries and really overdosed buying for #cranberry week and Thanksgiving. Freezing cranberries is always great to save them to use all winter. Use fresh cranberries to make muffins, bread, and crisps throughout the winter. Clearly, I love cranberry and orange together and I needed to detox after all those yummy Thanksgiving calories! Thus we have this fabulous Cranberry Orange Smoothie.
FAQs about Cranberry Smoothie:
Can fresh or frozen cranberries be used to make a cranberry smoothie?
Either fresh or frozen cranberries can be used to make this smoothie.
I have leftover cranberry relish and cranberry sauce, can either be added to the cranberry smoothie?
Leftover cranberry relish, make a cranberry smoothie. Make this smoothie with ½ cup of cranberry relish in lieu of fresh cranberries and it was delicious! I have yet to try cranberry sauce in this smoothie. Feel free to give it a try and start with ⅓ cup cranberry sauce since it is sweet.
What are the nutritional facts about cranberries?
This article gives a lot of useful info if you are looking for in-depth nutritional info about cranberries.
- Cranberries are in the blueberry family.
- They are 90% water and high in carbs and fiber. Great for distance running training.
- Adding cranberries into your diet is a great way to stay on a heart-healthy dietary plan.
- Cranberries can help in the prevention of urinary tract infections.
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Tools You May Need to Make Cranberry Smoothie:
- Ninja Mega Kitchen System: I believe many of you regulars know how much I have loved having this blender!
- 100% Pure Maple Syrup: Use pure maple syrup, no high fructose, pure and delicious!
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Tips to Make a Cranberry Smoothie:
- To make freezer packs, freeze the o.j. in ice-cube trays.
- Place the cranberries on a sheet pan and place in freezer for about an hour.
- Label freezer bag with the title and addition of almond milk, turmeric and agave.
- Place 2-3 frozen cubes of o.j and the cranberries into the bag.
- Makes great freezer ready smoothie packs with the orange and cranberries!
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How to Make a Cranberry Smoothie:
- Into a blender, add almond milk, cranberries or left-over cranberry relish, orange juice, and turmeric.
- Blend well.
- Test for sweetness, add sweetener of choice, blend, test flavors, adjust if needed.
- Enjoy your smoothie
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This recipe was originally shared December 2015. Update 11/2018
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Cranberry Orange Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup cranberries or leftover cranberry relish see Note 1
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ½ tsp. ground turmeric
- ½ tsp agave or sweetener of choice optional, Note 2
- Add the unsweetened almond milk, cranberries, orange juice, and turmeric. Blend well!
- Add sweetener of juice, blend well, taste for flavor. Adjust sweetness if needed. Drink and enjoy.
- Note 1: I had some leftover cranberry relish and I used about ½ cup of the relish in place of fresh cranberries and wow, delicious!
- Note 2: For a sweetener, use your favorite, I usually use 100% maple syrup or coconut sugar. Stevia works well too. Use honey of not following a vegan diet.
- Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.