So, I was going through what I had in my refrigerator to make a smoothie. I used cranberries, carrots, kale, bananas, blackberries, and oatmeal. I also used some grape juice as well. I have a recipe book that suggested using oatmeal in smoothies. The smoothie actually tasted pretty good, but consistency was like apple sauce. I’m not sure why, but maybe next time I can blend it longer.
Smoothies are a go-to healthy option for meals, snacks, and desserts. I started using fresh cranberries in my smoothies two Christmases ago. We get cranberries around the holidays, so this time around, I stocked up on them. Cranberries can last a year frozen. So, I have been enjoying them since Thanksgiving. Cranberries, like other berries, have great health benefits (respiratory health, urinary tract health, antioxidants). Here are the ingredients of one of my smoothies (100% apple juice not pictured.)