Smoothies are an easy, delicious way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Cranberries are the official state fruit here in Massachusetts, and we’re heading into the harvest season. I love to stock up on fresh cranberries when they’re on sale and store them in the freezer until I’m ready for them. Cranberry sauce is one of my daughter’s favorite foods, so it’s nice to be able to make a batch any time of year.
Cranberries are a rich source of antioxidants, and pairing them with orange juice in this smoothie provides a strong dose of vitamin C. This simple cranberry orange smoothie recipe comes together very quickly because there’s no trimming, peeling, or chopping necessary. Just throw everything in the blender and enjoy!
- 1½ cups orange juice
- 1 cup frozen cranberries
- 1 banana
- ½ cup water
- 1 tbs. maple syrup (optional)
- Place all the ingredients except the syrup in a blender and process until smooth.
- Taste the smoothie to see if it needs a little sweetener. If so, add the maple syrup.
- Divide into 3 small glasses and serve cold.
Cranberry Orange Smoothie Price Breakdown
This recipe yields 2½ cups and it costs a total of $2.14, or $.71 for each ¾ cup serving. A Cranberry Orange Smoothie is a delicious drink that will help keep you healthy during cold season.