December 30, 2013   By Kelly Bejelly

vegan cranberry smoothie

The New Year is nigh and I’m thinking about how to force myself to work out and what recipes to make with the leftover cranberry sauce from the Christmas.   I was really getting back into T Tapp and then in a freak accident my son ended up head butting me in the throat and thyroid area.  I’ve been recovering from that and working out sounded like hell.  Pure hell.

When I was a kid, I never “exercised,” I played and that’s what I’m going to work on this year.  Learning to turn exercise into play so it isn’t a chore that I have to force myself to do.  I had some inklings of trying crossfit but my husband gave me the LOOK.  I did find this 30 Day Body Weight Challenge (it’s free) I’m GOING to join  so I’ll share how it worked for me in February.

With the leftover cranberry sauce, I  wanted to do something stupid easy and fun.  Hence, this simple cranberry smoothie recipe. I used canned coconut milk, but honestly, I can’t stand the taste of full fat coconut milk in a drink.  I refuse to buy light so I always  end of pouring the full fat coconut milk into a quart ball glass  jar and adding one can of water and mixing it.  I get the fat and reduce that super strong coconut flavor.  I did this with the smoothie and even Mr. Bejelly’s coconut hating self liked it.

vegan cranberry smoothie

The little tore this up! No joke, the kid has transformed into a smoothie drinking monster.  The best thing about this recipe is that it’s sweet and sour and the same time.  If you want more sweet, add some maple syrup or honey but we loved it as is.

vegan cranberry smoothie

Cranberry Smoothie

Course: Paleo Drink
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry sauce


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix for 1 minute.
  2. Enjoy!

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