I have been sculling these Orange and Fresh Cranberry Smoothies like they are going out of season! Well…technically they are, as fresh cranberries seem to disappear once the Holiday season is over…so it’s fitting. A tip: just after the Holidays, cranberries tend to be dirt cheap, so be sure to grab a few bags and pop them in the freezer. They come in handy throughout the year, especially if you want to try your hand at a cranberry smoothie 🙂
Well, it’s officially that time of year when you beg your body to stay healthy and hold up to the onslaught of sugary treats you have crammed in there over the Holiday season…and mine has given up the ghost. It’s a case of too many cookies and hot chocolates while walking the Christmas lights, and not enough salads, that has left me feeling totally worn out with a bark more befitting of a large dog (a cough, I have a terrible cough).
I am not, however, going down without a fight. No my dears, I am pumping my currently-resembling-a-small-manatee body (did I mention I am 6 months pregnant?) full of all good things in the hope that we can kick this thing in the rear-end and get back to life in the fast lane….toddlers….basically I need my energy back to chase my toddlers. They
sadly thankfully do not share my affliction, and seem to have become more energetic than usual.
So let’s look at some Orange and Fresh Cranberry Smoothie Benefits.
The nourishing combination of fresh cranberries, fresh oranges, coconut water and bananas loads your body with:
- loads of antioxidants;
- vitamin C;
- vitamin E;
- Potassium, and
All good stuff. Let’s hope they combine to get my body back and fighting on the right track! If your body is in need of a little pick me up, be sure to try this awesome combination. It seriously packs a flavor punch, and tastes like a little bit of sunshine on a cold day. Plus, it is really good on a sore throat 🙂 If the cranberries are too tart for you, add a little bit of sweetener. We didn’t need any, and my kids even scoffed it down without a word, but some cranberries can be more tart than others.
If your body is in need of a little pick me up after the Holiday season, look no further than this super nourishing powerhouse of a smoothie.
- 1 cup fresh cranberries (preferably frozen)
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup coconut water
Pop all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
If you are using a standard blender you may need to work in batches or let the machine run for a bit longer to get a smooth consistency.