Cranberry Banana Smoothie (Dairy Free)

Here’s a festive smoothie to enjoy this season. The fresh cranberries make it a perfect December drink (though it’s delicious any time of the year)!

The cranberries provide a good dose of Vitamin C while chia seeds add in a boost of Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, iron and zinc to help keep your immune system strong. Plus raw honey is loaded with anti-bacterial properties. I hope this drink helps to keep you merry throughout the busy next few weeks!

Add to Vitamix or Blender:
2 cups almond milk
1 cup water
1 cup fresh cranberries
2 bananas
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 Tbsp. raw honey
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Blend on high for 3 minutes. Pour into a glass and drink up!

Optional: Add in 1 tsp. powdered probiotic.

Serves 4


Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

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Comments

  1. that would be a perfect drink for me right now…

  2. LOVE this recipe! I have a ton of crnaberries in my fridge and needed something k=new to make with them! Found your link at Women Living Well! LOVE your page!
    Brenda@sugarfreemom.com

  3. Thanks so much! I hope you both enjoy the drink and put your cranberries to good use! :)

  4. i saw you over at 33 shades of green, this shake looks amazing!

  5. Oh my goodness… what a great way to incorporate cranberries into a smoothie.. I may have to try this for breakfast tomorrow or as dessert tonight!lol this looks wonderful! (How have I never seen your blog before! Love it! And thank you for the kind comment you just left me!)

  6. I love all the wholesome ingredients in this and it sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch!

  7. I hope you all enjoy it-yes it is perfect anytime of day. A healthy dessert for sure!

  8. Cranberries in a smoothie–who knew?! This sounds wonderful. What a nice, refreshing break from, ummmm, some of that other stuff that I may or may not have been eating lately.

  9. Oh I hear ya Terri-I would be afraid to count how many cookies I have eaten over the past few weeks!

  10. I would just love to run out to the kitchen and make this great smoothie right now. It looks so refreshing and just in time for Christmas. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

  11. Thanks so much Miz Helen! I am excited to have you as a new follower. I can't wait to see what your menu is going to be for Christmas week!

  12. Oh Yummy! Love the whole cranberry, banana and chai combo! Great smoothie!

  13. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  14. thank you for saving the leftover cranberries from the compost pile! This looks yummy!

  15. I am so glad you got to put the cranberries to good use!

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