Cranberry Orange Mango Smoothie

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Back to recipes this week, but nothing fancy because after a week of busy days and busy nights, and being surrounded by sick people for the last month, I too came down with the flu.  Fortunately not the really bad one going around, but enough to knock me out for a day or so.  Don’t feel bad for me though, I got to spend it with an adorably cute dog I was watching for friend, napping, and watching the Olympics on tv.

Seriously, how cute are these guys?

It’s a much better day today, but I wanted to start it off with some extra vitamins in hopes I’ll get back on track faster.  The result was this cranberry orange mango smoothie.  I used orange juice which gave it probably a bit more sugar than would be good, but then again the sweetness of the orange juice balanced out the tartness of using whole cranberries.

The batch I made with the amounts below was enough for three people, I ran the recipe through a recipe calculator and it was an good source of probiotics, vitamin C, B6, potassium, and fibre.  So I do feel like it was mission accomplished.  I also threw my smoothie back into the blender after I took the photo and added Pranin Organics pure food A-Z, but no photo because it changed the colour from pink to grey.  Of note though, this recipes did go well taste wise with the supplement.  That being said, it’s still got a lot of good stuff in there without adding fancy extras.

The family verdict was that it seemed a little less sweeter than they preferred but they liked it well enough.  I did like the colour.  I sprinkled a bit of coconut on top.

Pretty in pink.

The Recipe (makes 3 servings):

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups kefir
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1tbsp flax seed (optional)

Throw everything into a blender, blend until smooth. Share.

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