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Cranberry Sauce Smoothies

I love cranberry sauce, so naturally I love it in cranberry sauce smoothies. Cranberry sauce is my favorite dish at the holiday table because of the combination of sweet and tart. I also think it goes well with everything (obvi I like my food to mix a bit :mrgreen: ) When I learned to make it from whole berries one of my first Thanksgivings after graduating from college, I started to love it a whole (berry) lot more. This year we added some bourbon during cooking, and boy-oh-boy this might be my favorite version of all! Sadly cranberry sauce is quite polarizing, and not everyone loves it as much as I do. So unlike the sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie, you might find yourself with some leftovers.

Eat More Cranberries!

If you’re a cranberry lover like me, you can keep frozen cranberries in your freezer and make some sauce whenever you please! You should because they are very good for you:

  • Cranberries are packed with antioxidants
  • Recent studies have identified over two dozen antioxidant phytonutrients in cranberries
  • The phytonutrients in cranberries also have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Cranberries may also help with UTIs, although the research is a bit inconclusive
  • Cranberries contain vitamin C, manganese, and fiber for 46 calories per cup

What Can You Do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce?

  • Dollop it into Greek yogurt for a high protein breakfast or snack
  • Stir it into hot creamy oatmeal
  • Enjoy in a bowl with graham crackers as a “crust”
  • Make cranberry sauce smoothies!!

Cranberry Sauce Smoothies

I made these quick and easy cranberry smoothies on Black Friday morning, and they were delicious! In addition to a heaping cup of cranberry sauce, I added oats for whole grains and Greek yogurt for protein. My cranberry sauce may have been hinted with bourbon, but a little bourbon flavor for breakfast never hurt anyone 😉 It was very subtle and the alcohol had cooked out anyways.

Cranberry Sauce Smoothies

These quick and easy cranberry sauce smoothies are a great way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce you have. In addition to a heaping cup of cranberry sauce, blend in oats for whole grains and Greek yogurt for protein.


Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack


Keyword cranberries, smoothies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cow’s milk or almond milk
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt I recommend plain, vanilla or lemon flavor!
  • 1 cup leftover cranberry sauce
  • 1 handful ice
  • 1 dollop whipped cream optional

Instructions

  • Blend everything together.

  • Divide between two glasses.

  • Dollop with leftover whipped cream, if you wish!

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Other Recipes With Cranberry Sauce

Orange Cranberry Breakfast Smoothie

Liz takes the edge off the crans by blending the sauce with other mixed berries. Maybe a bit more kid friendly!

Cranberry Pineapple

A tropical twist!

Fresh Cranberry 

The texture of this one is like an acai bowl!

Veggie Inspired – Dairy Free 

This recipe uses fresh frozen cranberries with a touch of sugar or maple syrup

Cranberry Orange

I love the addition of orange, almonds, and cranberry juice

Chocolate Cranberry Smoothie

Two layers! I love the flavors.

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