Simple Recipe for Cranberry Orange Smoothie

2 servings
10 min

A good smoothie is easy to drink, it’s smooth! No chunks of fruit or ice, and not runny like a juice. The key is to use the right ratio of ingredients. When making a smoothie I like to use the follow base.

  • 2 parts Frozen fruit
  • 2 parts liquid – milk, juice, water
  • 1 part yogurt

Once you have the basic smoothie down, experiment with add ins. I like to add a banana to almost every drink I make, including this cranberry orange smoothie. I count it as an add in, along with honey. If your drink is too thick, add liquid. Too runny, add a little yogurt or frozen fruit. Keep going until you have the right consistency.

Cranberries, this little berry, grown in bogs across the US, isn’t just for Thanksgiving. Although you will want to stock up on these fresh berries when they are in season. Thankfully they freeze nicely, buy a few bags between November and December and stock up for a while.

This simple smoothie recipe can be whipped up in no time for breakfast and it’s an ideal way to start your day. Keep a bag of cranberries in the freezer and stock yogurt and orange juice on your fridge. Throw everything in the blender and you are ready to eat in minutes.

Simple Recipe for Cranberry Orange Smoothie
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1 cup frozen whole cranberries
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey

In a good blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
Pour into 2 glasses to serve.
  • Fresh cranberries are typically available in early winter in the US. Stock up and store these berries in the freezer to make this smoothie year round.
  • A good blender is key to the perfect smoothie. The Ninja will perfectly blend your ice and frozen fruit without any chunks left behind.
Sarah Vanderkooy
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  • Nicole P Nicole P on Feb 23, 2021

    I need to start my day with this!

  • Patricia Leake Patricia Leake on Mar 13, 2021

    Before I put anything in my mouth I want to know the nutritional value and calories. I feel this information should be furnished with every recipe published to promote and encourage healthy eating.


    • Melissa Melissa on Apr 10, 2021

      Hi Patricia, although I agree with you, different brands can yield different nutritional values. I use an app called MyFitnessPal and it’s amazing! Simply scan the barcodes of your ingredients, or search by name from their huge selection, then select your correct amount (cup, Tbsp, etc.) and the app will plug in all of that items nutritional info. To step it up a notch, I also use a food scale. Weight is so much more accurate. Anyway, I hope this helps!!! Here’s to healthy living 🙌🏻