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Holiday Cranberry Smoothie


The little cranberry, such an under appreciated fruit. For years cranberry juice has been thought to reduce or eliminate urinary tract infections, but now more recent studies have also linked this tiny tart goodie with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits along with benefits in fighting heart disease and cancer. Reacquaint yourself with cranberries in this yummy Holiday Cranberry Smoothie.

Serving Size: 1, 16 ounces (~300 calories per serving)

Ingredients

* 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
* 2 cups water
* 1 1/2 cups almond milk (I like the Blue Diamond brand, Original flavor)
* 1/4 cup cashews (give the raw ones a try)
* 1/8th TEAspoon Stevia
* 4 ice cubes

Directions
For complete directions visit www.greenlemonade.com.


JuicyNoelle JuicyNoelle 3 years 39 weeks
I think the smoothie would taste delicious without nuts also. Just add a little extra ice and Stevia. If you had the meat of a fresh young coconut that would be delicious as well. As far as Agave Nectar as a substitution, add a little at a time until you figure out the perfect sweetness for your tastebuds. It's always easy to add more, not so easy to take away!
3 years 40 weeks
About how much agave nectar would I use to substitute for Stevia do you think?
guavajelly guavajelly 3 years 40 weeks
This looks and sounds so creamy and delicious. I always use raw nuts and nut milks to make my smoothies creamy instead of using dairy. Oh and also avocados and coconuts add silky goodness http://fullbodytransformation.wordpress.com/
3 years 40 weeks
This sounds great, and I've had a bag of cranberries in my freezer for forever! If we don't do nuts... do you have a recommendation for subbing the cashews?