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Easy Cranberry Smoothie – Creamy + Healthy Recipe

A creamy concoction with a unique blend of flavors, this Cranberry Smoothie recipe is the perfect, quick, and healthy breakfast drink or post-workout snack. Enjoy all of the health benefits of cranberries!

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a glass of cranberry smoothie.

This delicious Cranberry Smoothie balances the tartness of cranberries with the creamy texture and flavor of Greek yogurt. We also love this Orange Avocado Smoothie and this Classic Green Smoothie too. Check out all of our Healthy Drinks Recipes for inspiration.

IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make Creamy Cranberry Smoothie

cranberry smoothie in a glass.

Ingredients

  • milk of choice
  • Greek yogurt – adds creaminess and bonus probiotics!
  • frozen mixed berries 
  • ice cubes
  • cranberry powder
  • vanilla – for some milkshake vibes
freezed dried powder in a bag.
a bag of frozen berries.

Instructions for this recipe

First, measure out your ingredients

Next, add the ingredients to a blender.

ingredients in blender.

Finally, blend everything together until smooth and creamy. Easy peasy!

This is a perfect smoothie for Christmas! And also helpful to boost your immune system at this time of the year.

cranberry smoothie in a glass.

FAQs, Tips, and Substitutions

  • What is cranberry powder? It is freeze-dried cranberries and it is a great way to boost your antioxidants. It has the same superfood nutritional profile as fresh cranberries or cranberry juice. Cranberries are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C.
  • If you can’t find cranberry powder substitute a 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen cranberries or even cranberry juice.
  • Add different fruit such as frozen banana or blueberries.
  • If you would like it a little sweeter you can drizzle in a bit of natural sweetener such as honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup to taste. Or try a pinch of stevia!
  • Give this drink another boost of nutrition and pour in a 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice!
  • Add a scoop of protein powder for even more staying power.
  • Use almond milk and coconut yogurt for a dairy-free version.
cranberry smoothie in a glass.

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*This recipe was originally posted on December 27, 2013, updated on June 15, 2019, and updated again on October 26, 2022, with recipe notes, writing, and new photos.*

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cranberry smoothie in a glass.

Easy Cranberry Smoothie – Healthy + Creamy Recipe

Sharon Rhodes
With a unique blend of flavors, this Creamy Cranberry Smoothie recipe is a perfect, quick, and healthy breakfast drink or post-workout snack.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks, Smoothie
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp cranberry powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy.

Video

Notes

  • If you can’t find cranberry powder substitute a 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen cranberries or even cranberry juice.
  • Add different fruit such as frozen banana or blueberries.
  • If you would like it a little sweeter you can drizzle in a bit of natural sweetener such as honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup to taste. Or try a pinch of stevia!
  • Give this drink another boost of nutrition and pour in a 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice!
  • Add a scoop of protein powder for even more staying power.
  • Use almond milk and coconut yogurt for a dairy-free version.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 11gFat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 282mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 341mgIron: 0.1mg
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17 Comments

  1. Love this recipe. Cranberries are sooo good for you. Dr. Oz just had a segment on yesterday talking about how they reduce inflammation in the body and can help strengthen your bladder. Yay for cranberries!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This sounds so yummy, BUT I live in a small town and can’t find the cranberry powder and for health issues, I can’t eat any berries because of seeds. . .and oh, how I miss eating berries! Got any ideas for smoothies w/o teeny seeds that I need to avoid? Thanks so much!

    1. Hey Bella! Can you have blueberries? Those are good frozen for smoothies. Also, try adding in a chopped apple for sweetness.

    1. Hi Maryrose! Try your local health food store or online. If you can’t find the powder, the real thing works great, too! Try subbing in a cup of frozen cranberries for the mixed berries I have in the recipe.

  3. I’m new here to Pinterest and I’m owondering how/where I get the actual recipes for these smoothies.

    Thanks in advance.

    Eileen

    1. Hi Eileen!

      If you are on my website the recipe is right on the page. You can also click on the recipe tab at the top of the page to access all of the recipes on my site. All of the recipes are at the bottom of each post.

      Through pinterest, you click on the image and it will send you to the website that it came from.

      I hope this helps!

      All the best for 2014 ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I found mine at a local health food store. If you can’t find the powder, use frozen cranberries instead. Just exchange the cranberries for the mixed berries I have in the recipe.

  4. This smoothie looks amazing! I definitely need to lighten things up after the holiday festivities, and a yummy smoothie like this is perfect. Love them cranberries!

    1. Thanks Julia! I think we all feel the need to take it easy on the heavy food with the hoildays coming to a close. It will be summer and shorts before we know it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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