Enjoy a Cranberry Pineapple Smoothie during the holiday season or anytime of the year. This light pink healthy beverage is made with only 5 ingredients and is sugar free!
When I start to see fresh cranberries in the market, I get really excited for the holidays. And I admit, I may go a little overboard buying bags of the ruby-red fruit. Fortunately, cranberries freeze wonderfully, so you can enjoy them all year long.
Dried cranberries are another story. You can find them year round in the stores. I love them in salads such as Raw Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad with Dried Cranberries and Walnuts and Broccoli Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Cranberries.
But after using fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving cranberry sauce, what do you do with the rest?
Make smoothies, of course!
I love the light pink color with little flecks of crimson. And this smoothie is really healthy.
Cranberries contain vitamins C, E, and K, plus copper and manganese. Pineapple contains vitamins C, B1 and B6, plus copper, manganese and folate. Bottom line, these two fruits together pack a punch! And moreover, they taste great together.
Before I share the recipe for Cranberry Pineapple Smoothie with you, I want to point out the beautiful heathered napkin in the photos.
I got it from my friend Kari at Beautiful Ingredient. She sells napkins, dishcloths, potholders, and coasters made from recycled ingredients. The napkin she gave me is made from 55% recycled hemp and 45% recycled organic cotton. I just love it!
And if you visit her Beautiful Ingredient Handmade Shop in November, you can get 15% off orders over $25 with the code HOLIDAYVB1012.
And now let’s make our Cranberry Pineapple Smoothie!
Yields 2 servings
Enjoy a Cranberry Pineapple Smoothie with a friend, or divide the ingredients in half for a single serving.
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I use unsweetened organic soy milk)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- Pure maple syrup , to taste
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender, such as a Vitamix . Blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
What’s your favorite way to use fresh cranberries? Please let me know in the comments!
Looking for more smoothie recipes? How about a Peanut Butter Green Smoothie?
Or maybe a Cacao Magic Smoothie?
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