What could be more delightful than a Christmas themed smoothie? How about a beautiful Christmas themed smoothie that is not only a festive colour, is packed full of anti-oxidants, and tastes great?
I will cut right to the chase, cranberries are fabulous for your health, high in nutrients and mix well with other flavours. This is a great addition to your smoothie rotation and chances are at this time of year you will have the ingredients on hand.
2 Cups of fresh or frozen cranberries
1 Whole Banana
1 Whole ripe Pear (or even two if they are on the small side)
1/2 Cup Cherries (optional: I added because my pear was not super ripe – see notes below)
2 Cups Liquid (I added one cup water, one cup coconut milk – if you prefer a sweeter smoothie I would recommend one cup of juice such as orange or apple. You could also add some yogurt if it tickles your fancy)
Toss it all in your blender and blend well! Pour and enjoy, if you have a festive straw – even better ;)
- Although I had them for days fully expecting them to be quite ripe my pear was still on the firm side, so you may not need to add cherries, or you may need less liquid).
- My hubby tried it with some black rum and said it tasted better without, so if you are opting to spike it maybe something more mild like white rum! (you are welcome)
- Our little one loved it & I love adding new tastes and foods to the rotation as much as possible)
I hope you enjoy this so much & it makes you feel so great to get some extra goodness in! I’m all for cookies and milk, but I’m sure Santa gets tired eating his way around the world so you could leave one of these for him too!