Cranberry-Orange Fruit Smoothies – Cranberries are paired with a sweet, juicy orange and Greek yogurt to make a healthy, refreshing smoothie, perfect for breakfast or any time of the day! Delicious!

Orange and cranberry smoothie in a clear glass against a white background

It’s smoothie time again and this Cranberry Orange Smoothie is so easy there’s no excuse for not making it. It’s a wonderful way to use up leftover cranberries from the Holidays or any time of the year since cranberries freeze so well. And mine have been begging to be used in something lately. So, I pulled them out and paired them with a sweet, juicy orange and plain Greek yogurt. It’s a simple, straightforward recipe with only four ingredients . . . well, five, if you count the ice cubes. All it takes is cranberries, an orange, a frozen banana, and plain Greek yogurt. No added sugar or honey needed here. It’s sweet enough as it is. And you won’t find anything like this at Orange Julius or Jamba Juice. Plus it’s deliciously healthy.

What makes this smoothie healthy?

Cranberries are a low-calorie nutritional powerhouse, with only 45 calories per cup. They’re high in Vitamin C and fiber, and are one of the highest anti-oxidant containing fruits out there. Oranges add their own nutritional perks to this smoothie. They’re a good source of folate and potassium and a very good source of Vitamin C and fiber. The banana provides potassium and manganese, while Greek yogurt adds protein and calcium to the mix.

And if you’re watching your added sugar intake, this is the perfect smoothie for you! The orange adds plenty of natural sweetness to offset the tart taste of the cranberries, eliminating the need for any added sweeteners. Frozen bananas provide a creamy base and help balance the sweet orange with the tart cranberries

All-in-all this cranberry orange smoothie has all kinds of nutrients wrapped up in a no-added sugar, easy to make smoothie. As I like to say, it’s deliciously healthy. Enjoy!

Cranberry and orange smoothie in a clear glass against a white background

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Cranberry-Orange Fruit Smoothies

Cranberry Orange fruit smoothies – super easy to make and filled with nourishing vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. This smoothie has no added sugar and makes a perfect breakfast or snack. Delicious and healthy!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Smoothies and Beverages, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, nourishing, oranges
Servings: 2
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Marie

Ingredients

  • 1 orange peeled and sectioned
  • 1/2 c. frozen cranberries rinsed
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3 c. non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 6-8 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Drop peeled and sectioned orange into blender with the 1/2 c. cranberries. Blend until thoroughly combined.
  • Add frozen banana (I freeze mine divided into small sections so they’re easier to blend). Continue to pulse together until banana is mixed in.
  • Blend Greek yogurt into fruit mixture.
  • Add ice cubes and blend to desired consistency.
  • Serve immediately. Makes about 2 cups.

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15 Comments

  1. Great idea. I am thinking of using Kefir instead of the yogurt. Great way to get in those probiotics. Also, thanks for the tip on freezing the banana in cut up pieces rather than whole. I’ve done them whole and they take a while to break down and blend. Thanks Marie. Cannot wait to try it tomorrow. 🙂

  2. Your Cranberry Orange Smoothie looks delicious! Thanks so much for bringing this awesome recipe to Full Plate Thursday today and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Love It your receipe. I just tried a cranberry ssmoothie Saturday, June 21, 2014…..I used a half cup of cold concentrated orange juice by minute-maid as part of my liquid, half cup cold water and one cup of dried sweet cranberries….. I fell in Love again. It was very delightful….I don’t care much for bannas and oranges in my smoothies.

    However, I will try the yoplait yogurt the next time and add some spinach. Thanks for the tip.

    1. Virginia – I’ve never tried making my smoothies with concentrated juice (frozen right?). Sounds like that would be a good way to make one if you don’t have the fresh or frozen fruit available . . . or if you don’t like oranges. 🙂 Very creative and still keeps that flavor. Thanks for visiting and your kind words!

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