Recipe Corner: Cranberry Smoothie
Recipe by Cornelia Sabrina, @Cornelia_Sabrina on IG
The cranberries most of us know are the dried kind, mixed into trail mixes, loaded with added sugar. What you probably did not know is that cranberries are very tart and unsweetened which is why cranberry juice as well as dried cranberries have plenty of added sugar to make it more "tasty". I do not mind the tartness especially if you mix it with other fruits and sweet protein powder that helps counterbalance that tartness. What you might have not known is that fresh cranberries are high in antioxidants which makes this little berry fall into the superfood category. And what better way to make use of this powerful berry than in a smoothie where it keeps all its precious nutrients for us to drink. If you would like a smoothie that has less calories you can remove the banana and instead use ice cubes to make the smoothie thicker and 1/4 cup of Yogurt (which also will add some more protein)
Recipe makes 1 serving
Time: 5 minutes
1 cup Cranberries, fresh/frozen/unsweetened
1/2 cup Dark Sweet Cherries, frozen
1 medium Banana, frozen
1 1/2 scoops TRU Banana Maple Muffin Protein
1 1/2 cups Plant Milk, unsweetened
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1) Add everything to a high speed blender, start with fruits first, then dry ingredients, then liquid.
2) Blend on low for 30 seconds and increase speed to high for 30 more seconds or until smooth and well combined.
3) Serve topped with Coconut Whipped Cream if you like and enjoy!
* don't use dried cranberries as they are sweetened and nutrients are best conserved in frozen/fresh fruits and vegetables.
36.7 g protein
58.4 g carbs (29.3 g of sugar from fruit)
11.5 g fat
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