Cranberry Smoothie

Cranberry Smoothie

Photo: Gayle McLeod

Whether you’re flooded with leftover cranberries from making a holiday cranberry sauce, or simply just like their flavor, you’ll want to make this cranberry smoothie recipe.

It’s got that cranberry-orange pairing we all love (like my cranberry-orange muffins), with added sweetness from bananas and creaminess from your milk of choice. Plus, it’s the perfect refreshment to enjoy in January when you’re getting back into a healthy kick.

Cranberry Smoothie Ingredients

Just four ingredients are needed for this. Simple is best!

Milk: Choose whichever type of milk you prefer, whether it’s dairy or dairy-free! I personally love to use almond milk or cashew milk.Cranberries: Both fresh or frozen cranberries work great in this recipe. Frozen cranberries will make for thicker, more slushy smoothie.Banana: While you can use a fresh banana, a frozen one will help thicken the smoothie. And if you need some guidance, here’s my post on how to freeze bananas. Orange: I’m using a navel orange, but you could use any variety.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below

How To Make a Cranberry Smoothie

Take the lid off your high-powered blender, toss in all the ingredients, and blend away! And if you find the smoothie too thin or tart, I’ve got a few tips below to help counter those issues.

Helpful tip: If you want the smoothie thicker, substitute half the milk for yogurt (it can be plain or Greek yogurt). If you want the cranberry smoothie a bit sweeter, add a tablespoon or two of maple syrup or honey.

More Smoothie Recipes

When you’re in smoothie mood, peruse my list of smoothie recipes! But here are a few of my favorites I have a feeling you’ll love.

Best Green SmoothieStrawberry Banana SmoothieMango SmoothiePeach Breakfast SmoothiePineapple Turmeric SmoothieBlueberry Smoothie

Keep this smoothie recipe on hand when you’ve got leftover cranberries! Once you make it, let me know how it turned out in a comment below.

Cranberry Smoothie

5 from 3 votes Prep: 3 minutes Total: 3 minutes Servings: 2 servings Author: Lisa BryanPrintPinReviewSaveSaved


This cranberry smoothie is the perfect way to make use of leftover cranberries! It’s sweet and tart, lightly creamy, and so refreshing.


1 cup milk (dairy or dairy-free)1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries1 frozen banana1 orange, peeled


Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Lisa’s Tips

For a creamier texture, substitute half of the milk for yogurt. Cranberries are naturally a bit tart. If you’d like to sweeten it up, feel free to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey. 


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 0.3mg Course: Drinks Cuisine: American Keyword: Cranberry Smoothie

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