Cranberries are most commonly known for fighting off urinary tract infections and are an excellent food for weight loss. Mix these precious berries with greens and you have a nutritious-packed fruit drink!
I happened upon a rather large bag in Sams this week and could not resist. Often I have bought bags of cranberries, not really sure what I’d do with them, but they are too pretty to pass up. I have tried a few recipes and discovered a new one this morning (new for me…that is).
Along with the large bag of fresh Cranberries, I bought a large bag of naval oranges and of course Spinach. I added them all together with some Apple Cider and a ripe banana to create a beautiful Holiday Vegan Green Smoothie.
I added the banana last which gave the smoothie a bit more body and sweetness.
The quantities are approximate, so feel free to add more or less to suit your blender pitcher or quantity or taste.
Cranberry-Orange Green Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cup Apple Cider
- 2 handfulls of Spinach
- 1 orange peeled and add a few small peelings or zest
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup cranberries
- 1 banana
Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend well.
Here is a quick 30 second video of the above recipe with a slight variation to the above recipe. All recipes are intended to be tweaked .