This Thanksgiving falls during #CranberryWeek. #CranberryWeek is hosted by Caroline’s Cooking and A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We’ve been sharing cranberry-inspired creations all week long in celebration of national cranberry day. You can search #CranberryWeek to keep up to date and follow the #CranberryWeek Pinterest board for more cranberry inspiration.
With it being Thanksgiving Day I knew my time was up for sharing specific holiday centered recipes. Hopefully you’re spending your day surrounded by loved ones and don’t have any last minute grocery runs today.
That’s why my cranberry submission involves kitchen staples. Well, fresh cranberries aren’t a year round staple, but for this time of year, I’m going to place my bets. You can put those bags of fresh cranberries in your freezer for year round enjoyment of the tart, red berry. In fact, I’m planning on stocking up on my next grocery trip so I can make this smoothie whenever the mood strikes! I made mine with fresh, not frozen, cranberries. If using frozen cranberries, I’d hold off on adding any ice.
Today’s smoothie is a fantastic way to kick off Turkey Day. It’s a healthy and refreshing beverage that will leave you satisfied yet not worn down.
This recipe will make one smoothie.
Cranberry Oat Smoothie
- 1 container (6 oz) French vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 C fresh cranberries
- 1/2 C ice
- 1/4 C old fashioned oats
- 1/4 – 1/2 C milk
- Place ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
Be sure to check out all the other cranberry recipes being shared today:
Apple-Ginger Cranberry Sauce from Palatable Pastime
Broccoli Salad with Cranberries from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Cranberry Blondies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Cranberry Caipirinha from Caroline’s Cooking
Cranberry Oat Smoothie from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Graavilõhe from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Cranberry Walnut Macaron with Orange Buttercream from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Warm Cranberry Spread from Family Around The Table