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Last Updated on October 31, 2022
Have a bunch of leftover cranberry sauce? Whip up this super simple, yet tasty cranberry smoothie for a healthy treat.
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 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 and I have been tempted like crazy to make my favorite lemon drop shot but I was strong and said no to two of them, lol.
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 coconut milk, 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 did this with the cranberry smoothie and even Mr. Bejelly’s coconut hating self liked it.
Ingedients in this Cranberry Smoothie
- light coconut milk
- cranberry sauce
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.
3 simple ingredients make this delicious cranberry smoothie unbelievably good!
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1/2 cup of cranberry sauce
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix for 1 minute.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 385Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g
I love this recipe, and thanks for sharing the challenge! We are excited to start and it’s great to have you!!
Thanks Betty! I’m excited to part of the challenge.
Wow!!! So sorry to hear about your injury! Good for you, planning on some time for yourself! I always enjoy your blog and the recipes that
you share!!!! Have you tried working out to zumba??? Lots of fun!!!!
I’ll check out Zumba. I’ve heard so many cool things about it. Thanks so much Karen 🙂
Kelly, this sounds wonderful! Do you ever put ice cubes in your blender to make it more shake-like? I drink smoothies most mornings with fresh or frozen fruit, almond or coconut milk and a scoop of protein powder. I LOVE cranberries so this is a must-try! Thanks for all you do for those of us who are “going Paleo”!!
Jennie in GA
I’ve never tried this but I will the next time I make a smoothie 🙂 Thanks so much hun.
oh yum! A dollop of whipped cream on top and I’d be in holiday heaven!
This looks/sounds AMAZING!
Thanks hun 🙂
Mix your cranberry sauce with unsweetened apple sauce. Yum great for a side dish or snack.
Yum! That does sound good Joan 🙂
3 ingredients, that’s it?! Now that’s something I could definitely make!
I love how simple this is, and it looks and sounds super delicious. I don’t have any leftover cranberries, but this looks good enough to go buy some fresh cranberries!
My mother bought me a Ninja blender for Christmas and I think I just found my first smoothie to try it out! Looks amazing!
I’ve heard that coconut milk is super good for you, but I don’t like the taste of coconut. I love cranberries though so I’d hope I’d taste more of those in this smoothie.