This festive Cranberry Smoothie is filled with nutrition. It’s has the perfect touch of sweetness, and the prettiest color!
I always find myself having leftover cranberries around the holiday season. This easy cranberry smoothie is a great way to use them. It’s filled with good-for-you ingredients, and has the best flavor!
Cranberries are nutritional powerhouses. They’re filled with so many vitamins, and can help prevent many diseases and infections. When you combine the tart cranberries with the sweetness from the orange, blueberries, and maple syrup, you get a delicious, refreshing smoothie!
Cranberries are a superfood that many people enjoy in smoothies and juice. They’re rich in fiber along with many other vitamins, especially vitamin c. Vitamin c can help boost your immune system which is much needed this time of year. They are also great for urinary tract health and preventing heart disease.
We all know that oranges contain loads of vitamin c, but they also have lots of health benefits. Oranges can help protect your cells from damage, make it easier to absorb iron to fight anemia, and help your body produce collagen.
You can use whatever dairy or nondairy plain yogurt you’d like in this cranberry smoothie. It brings a smooth and creamy texture, and adds some probiotics as well as protein and fat to keep you full.
Blueberries are often labeled as a superfood due to all the nutrients they contain. They are rich in antioxidants which help protect your body from free radicals.
Maple syrup is the only added sugar in this fresh cranberry smoothie. It contains manganese which is essential for health bones along with other minerals. The sweetness perfectly balances out the tart flavors from the cranberries.
There are several health benefits of cinnamon. It has many anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Cinnamon also contains lots of antioxidants which can help your body fight off disease.
Vanilla extract enhances all the flavors in this smoothie. Just a tad goes a long way!
How to make this Cranberry Smoothie:
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Enjoy!
Cranberry Smoothie FAQS
What kind of yogurt should I use?
You can use any kind of dairy or non-dairy yogurt. Plain Greek yogurt would be great!
Can I make this recipe into smoothie bowls?
Absolutely! You can add ice to make the smoothie base thicker, and add whatever toppings you’d like!
Can I use a different sweetener in place of the maple syrup?
Agave nectar or honey would be great substitutes for the maple syrup.
Can I substitute orange juice for the orange?
Yes. Keep in mind, if you use juice instead of an orange, the consistency will be thinner. You can add however much you’d like depending on what consistency you like. I prefer to use the whole orange to include the extra fiber for this smoothie.
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