Thursday, November 14, 2013

Easy Cranberry Smoothies

We've had cranberry sauce coming out of our ears.  Well, not really.  But I did take a huge Costco bag of cranberries and turn it into sauce.  We'll call it Thanksgiving prep! But...it made way more than I was thinking it would! Especially since I didn't have a huge family crowd to share it with this time.

Since cranberry sauce only goes with a few meals, I've been searching the web and being creative.  We really enjoyed the apple cranberry crisp from this website. But, you can really only eat so much dessert.  At least you SHOULD only eat so much dessert.  I have a hard time with that concept!

So this morning I was looking at the cranberry sauce at the bottom of the fridge.  I knew it should be used up soon to avoid spoiling.  I scanned the shelves of our fridge and saw the half gallon of Maggie milk.

I had been giving Owen his meds in a cranberry yogurt, so I thought I'd try a smoothie.  I filled the blender halfway up with milk.  Then I dumped in about a cup of cranberry sauce.  For good measure, I threw in a banana that was banana bread worthy.  I added about five ice cubes and gave it a whirl.




Before blending...
 It was wonderful!  I really enjoyed the tang from the cranberries.  I think next time, I will definitely cut down the sugar in the sauce recipe.  It was sweet.  But, oh so good! I will be making this again.  I might even make too much cranberry sauce on purpose next time, just to get some more smoothie!

Cups of cranberry goodness for a couple of the kids.

 
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1 comment:

  1. Yum! I love cranberries. A nice tart cranberry smoothie sounds fabulous!

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