What better way to start the day during the festive season than with a Christmas Spiced Cranberry Smoothie. A nutrient dense and vibrant smoothie, it is bursting with cinnamon and ginger to give it that festive edge. The perfect winter smoothie.
If there is one ingredient that screams Christmas, it's cranberries. Make a sauce with them, put them in some porridge, add them to salads, it's all good. But they also make a great juice that can be used in a smoothie too.
Usually Cranberry juice is just used as a cocktail mixer in our house, which is still very much a favourite use, but there is so much more you can do with it. We would usually add milk to a smoothie, but seeing as we were going with a festive twist, we thought 'why not cranberry juice?'
Why should you try it?
✔ Only 163 calories per serving
✔ A great festive twist on a smoothie
✔ Kids love them
✔ A new way to enjoy cranberries
What Is So Great About Cranberries?
Why do we love cranberries so much? The humble cranberry is one of the most nutrient-dense fruits out there. Not only are they a good source of fibre, but they are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.
So this festive season, don't just have them in a sauce with your turkey, give this Christmas Spiced Cranberry Smoothie a try! Warming spices from the cinnamon and ginger, this smoothie will get you in the festive spirit.
Can You Make It Without Cranberries?
If you want to mix this up a little, then you could swap the cranberries for cherries and then add some cocoa powder too for a chocolate cherry smoothie. YUM!
- You can make this a super cooling smoothie by using frozen cranberries instead.
- Add a little extra sweetness by adding a little honey or maple syrup if you want it to be vegan.
- Too much cranberry for you? Swap the cranberry juice for milk and just use fresh cranberries.
How To Make a Christmas Spiced Cranberry Smoothie - step by step:
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Christmas Spiced Cranberry Smoothie
- 1 Large banana
- 20 fresh cranberries
- 6 Strawberries
- 400 ml Cranberry Juice
- 0.5 tsp Cinnamon ground
- 0.5 tsp Ginger ground
- Put all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
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