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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. 

Cranberry Pear Orange Smoothie

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

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.

Cranberry Pear Orange 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
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Cranberry Pear Orange Smoothie

Cranberry Pear Orange Smoothie

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drink, Smoothie

Description

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.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries, frozen or refrigerated work great
  • 1 pear, core removed, chopped
  • 1 small orange (you can use a cutie or a small orange)
  • 1/2 cup low fat plain yogurt (you can substitute greek yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (more of less to taste)

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour in a glass and enjoy.

Notes

You can use fresh cranberries that are frozen or from the refrigerator. Frozen cranberries work great because it adds a thicker texture. [br]Use more or less honey to taste. This smoothie can be a bit tart from the cranberries so you have to make sure you use enough honey to take the bite off of the smoothie.

For more healthy smoothie recipes check out my Smoothies Pinterest board!

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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

 

Enjoy!

Julia

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

I really like cranberries and orange together, what a great flavor for a smoothie!

Julia

Wednesday 17th of December 2014

Thanks Erin! They do go great together!