Why not start your resolution to eat healthier right now? This seasonal cranberry, apple smoothie will wake you up with it’s delicious tart flavor and keep you full until lunch.
Cranberries are full of antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. They’re also known to promote urinary tract health. Chia seeds provide a great fiber boost along with omega-3s. Apples add even more fiber along with phytonutrients, which help protect the body from detrimental free radicals. Apples also help promote digestive health, which is important around food-heavy holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Toss this cranberry smoothie together the morning after the Thanksgiving feast for a filling, healthy head start to all those Black Friday sales.
Cranberry, apple smoothie
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 apple, cored (leave peel intact)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup skim milk or coconut milk
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 scoop of vanilla plant-based protein powder
- 1 tsp honey
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Taste and add more cranberries, cinnamon or milk as desired. Pour into your favorite festive glass and enjoy!