This powerhouse Creamy Cranberry Vanilla Smoothie is packed with good-for-you ingredients and tastes like a decedent treat. The perfect smoothie to kick off your morning or to sip on as an afternoon snack!
We are huge fans of smoothies around here. I have one most mornings and love that I can start the day off with a filling combination of fruits and veggies, plus good fat and protein. My two-year-old and husband split their own version, and we’ve found it’s a great way to get her a nutrient packed meal even when she’s not in the mood to eat much else.
Inspired by the beautiful colors of winter produce, this smoothie blends immunity-boosting cranberries, pomegranates and mandarin oranges for a perfect morning pick-me-up. Pair it with a warm cup of tea and you’re off to a great start.
RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS
1 | Add a little extra maple syrup or dates to sweeten the smoothie to your child's taste.
2 | Freeze the smoothie in pop molds for a cool, creamy treat.
4 | Use frozen cranberries in place of fresh and skip the ice.
THIS RECIPE IS . . .
Naturally Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, and Vegetarian
Creamy Cranberry Vanilla Smoothie
1/3 cup cranberries
1/3 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
¼ cup raw cashews
1 mandarin orange
2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk (from a can)
Seeds from 1/3 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 pitted medjool date or 2 teaspoons maple syrup (optional)
1-2 cups ice
1. Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until very smooth. Enjoy.
Makes one serving.
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