Friday, 11 December 2015

Fun Food Friday - Cranberry Orange Smoothie

One of the most overlooked fruit for a smoothie is cranberries.  Not the sweetened juice but straight up cranberries.  I buy bags of cranberries during the fall when they are in season and add them to my smoothies.  One of my favourite combinations is with oranges.  The citrus balances the tartness of the cranberries and if you add vanilla, it helps sweeten the smoothie.

Cranberries are amazing little berries.  They are full of antioxidants and help support the kidneys and urinary tract.   They also contain phytonutrients that help support the immune system and help reduce inflammation.

Here is one of my favourite ways to enjoy cranberries.

Cranberry Orange Smoothie

by Denise Boyd Dunlop
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (Serves 2)
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 4 tangerines or 2 oranges peeled
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk (more if you like a thinner smoothie)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Place ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth adding more milk if needed. Divide into 2 glasses.
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