Cranberry Pear Orange Smoothie is a tart, sweet, nutritious smoothie and a great way to use up leftover cranberries. This smoothie also packs a lot of health benefits: antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C.
Last week I shared a recipe for Cranberry Orange Bread.
After making that loaf of bread I had leftover fresh cranberries to use. I hate letting anything go to waste so I was trying to find a way to use them up and smoothie popped into my head. Smoothies are a great way to use up leftover fruit and vegetables because you don’t need a lot of them but can pair small amounts to create a nutritious start to your day or snack.
Cranberry Pear Orange Smoothie is a good way to start your day because it has fiber from the pear, vitamin C from the orange and antioxidants from the cranberries. I can’t help but love that bright, bold color that the cranberries give it.
When I first made this smoothie it was a bit tart for my liking because of the cranberries so I added 1 teaspoon of honey. I would use the honey to your taste and add more or less depending on how tart you like your smoothie.
Do you want to get creative?
Throw a few other nutritious things in this smoothie like:
- A handful of fresh spinach
- A frozen or fresh banana
- A few frozen strawberries, blueberries, mango or pineapple
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- Agave nectar instead of the honey
For more healthy smoothie recipes check out my Smoothies Pinterest board!
For more cranberry smoothies check out these other Food Blogger recipes:
Cranberry Banana Smoothie // The Gracious Pantry
Cranberry Sauce Smoothie // Wonky Wonderful
Christmas Cranberry Smoothie // Peanut Butter & Peppers