Cranberry Orange Vitamin C Smoothie

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Is there a better fall combination than orange and cranberries? If you think you can beat this classic combo, drop a comment below! Not only are oranges and cranberries naturally rich in vitamin C, but they also create a harmonious, flavorful marriage that accompanies the holidays. You are familiar with this flavor combo if you’ve every made homemade cranberry sauce. And if you haven’t made that sauce, click here to make this one!

Many people consider cranberries to be one the best superfoods out there, specifically because of the antioxidant content. Research has shown that the nutrients in cranberries demonstrate an ability to aid in the prevention of certain types of cancer. These nutrients may also enhance immune function, decrease blood pressure, and reduce the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI). A 2019 systematic review found that supplementing cranberries into your diet may help people manage several risk factors for heart disease. Cranberries work to improve levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and may help reduce body mass index.

Unlike most smoothies, this smoothie doesn’t require a lot of liquid. This is because you will be using fresh oranges, which are naturally juicy. Adding too much liquid would turn this into a juice and make it less of a smoothie. We always prefer smoothies because of the fiber content, which you don’t get in a homemade juice. Should the smoothie be too tart for you, you can add a little agave if you prefer. Anyways, that’s enough rambling…let’s make the smoothie!

Cranberry Orange Vitamin C Smoothie
  • Prep Time:5m
  • Total Time:5m

Ingredients

  • 4 oranges, peeled and cubed
  • 1 c fresh cranberries, frozen overnight
  • 1 -2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in their listed order. Blend until smooth, adding a little more orange juice if you want a thinner consistency.
  2. Taste and add raw agave nectar for added sweetness if necessary. Pour into two cups and enjoy right away.
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