Cranberries. It seems like people either love them or hate them. Then there’s the whole debate of canned cranberry sauce (you know the jellied one that plops out of the can, and still has ridges?) or homemade. My husband will fight for his canned cranberry sauce, but I’m all about the homemade! We shall see who wins this battle.

Benefits of Eating Cranberries:

But there is so much more to cranberries than cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and splashing cranberry juice in your OJ at brunch. Cranberries are a rich source of polyphenols, which help protect against oxidative stress in the body. Studies have shown that cranberry extracts/products can help protect against urinary tract infections, lower LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol, and decrease inflammation!

A cranberry orange smoothie bowl is the breakfast you have been looking for to break you out of a recipe rut! It is sweet, creamy, and tart. This smoothie can be a great way to enjoy a refreshing cranberry beverage while retaining more nutrients and fiber.  Sprinkling chopped nuts and chia seeds on the smoothie bowl adds more heart healthy fat and fiber!

Find this cranberry orange smoothie bowl recipe and more in our cooking with diabetes cookbook.

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Cranberry Orange Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie can be a great way to enjoy a refreshing cranberry beverage while retaining more nutrients and fiber.  Sprinkling chopped nuts and chia seeds on the smoothie bowl adds more heart healthy fat and fiber!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Easy, Fall, Fiber, Holiday, Kid-friendly, No cooking, Quick, Smoothie, Winter
Cooking Method: Blender
Condition: Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cranberries frozen
  • 1/2 avocado frozen
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1 orange navel, zested and peeled
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add more water for a thinner consistency, if desired.
  • Divide smoothie into 2 shallow bowls and add desired toppings.
  • Sprinkle with chopped nuts and chia seeds

Notes

Cranberry Orange Smoothie Bowl (Photo Credit: Kaitlin Williams Eckstein)

Nutrition

Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 7g

Looking for other smoothie recipes?

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Following a low FODMAPs diet? Try our Low FODMAPs Smoothie.

What are the benefits of making smoothies?

  • they are quick and easy and require no cooking
  • you can easily mix and match ingredients depending on what you enjoy and what is in season
  • it is a great way to use up extra produce that is able to be overly ripe

For more tips about making smoothies and being a pro in the grocery store, take a look at this popular blog.

Also, in our Taste the Sweet Rebellion and Nourished Book, we have graphics to show how to mix and match ingredients to make your own customized smoothie.

cranberry orange smoothie

 

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors. 

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