Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cranberry Orange Banana Smoothie

I recently saw a recipe for a Cranberry, Orange, and Banana Smoothie in a Williams-Sonoma catalog, and decided I had to make my own, because that combination sounded perfect for a smoothie. 

I found Columbia River Organics frozen cranberries at Whole Foods.  They are labeled gluten free and non GMO. 

The original recipe called for agave, but I prefer to use raw organic honey for its health benefits.  I always use Stonyfield Organic Lowfat Plain Yogurt in my smoothies, because it is certified gluten free and full of good probiotics. 

The original recipe called for twice the banana I used, and an orange instead of orange juice.  I wanted the cranberries to be the star of this smoothie and they were.  It was really delicious and perfect for my post-workout breakfast.  I like to eat smaller meals before and after I work out in the morning.  In total, using the ingredients I did, this smoothie was about 325 calories.  

Cranberry Orange Banana Smoothie


3/4 C orange juice
3/4 C lowfat plain yogurt
3/4 C frozen cranberries
1/2 banana
1 T organic raw honey


Blend the ingredients together until smooth.  I used my stick blender.  


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