Tart cranberries and bright oranges make this Cranberry and Orange Smoothie delicious and healthy! Post may contain affiliate links.
Cranberry Orange Smoothie
It's about that time. The time to start thinking about using up the eight bags of cranberries that your froze last year around this time. Apparently I have a deathly fear of running out of cranberries. It use to be somewhat of a challenge to use up the bags that I so carefully squirreled away. But now that I have my much loved, Vitamix, I am using them up like crazy!
Frozen cranberries are like little red ice cubes, filled with tart goodness. I toss them by the handful into almost any smoothie I'm making, or at least the red ones. Yes, I tend to make my smoothies by color. I have green smoothies, red smoothies, purple smoothies and brown smoothies. Smoothies in all colors. It seems to work well, when I don't have a particular smoothie recipe in mind.
This time, though, I went looking for cranberry smoothie recipes. The first one I found from Real Simple, Fresh Cranberry and Orange Smoothie, sounded perfect. This was so good, I've made it 3 times this week already. Well, I did buy a big bag of oranges, so that's also a push to make this over and over again. I love the way my Vitamix has turned dessert into a healthy treat. I made this both with almond milk and regular milk and I tend to prefer the regular milk - it seems to let the cranberry and orange flavors shine through more. So healthy and so delicious!
Cranberry and Orange Smoothie
- 1 cup of almond milk or whatever kind of milk you like
- 1/2 cup whole milk greek yogurt
- 2/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 2 oranges peeled, seeded (I left in the seeds)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until the desired consistency.