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Fall Cranberry Smoothie



Article author photo. Carlene Thomas, RD, LD This featured post is by Carlene Thomas, RD, LD. You can follow this blogger @CarleneHEA.

We are all missing the bright berries of summer, but I always look forward to the tart cranberries of fall and winter. Although many Americans recognize cranberries only in their canned, jellied form for Thanksgiving, fresh cranberries add amazing layers of bright flavor to typically heavy fall foods. You can find many fresh, from-scratch cranberry jellies and relishes online these days for a healthier alternative, but why not think outside the typical uses … and inside the blender? 

‏A smoothie is a great way to introduce clients, friends and family to the flavors of fresh cranberries in a well-loved form. Here’s how to blend it up. 


Fall Cranberry Smoothie

Recipe developed by Carlene Thomas, RDN

Makes 2 small or 1 large smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
‏ 1stalk celery
‏ 1sweet apple variety, medium size, skinned
‏ 3inches of medium-sized cucumber, skinned
‎‏1 tablespoon honey of choice
‏ ¼ cup water or several ice cubes

Directions

  1. Peel the apple and cucumber. Add cranberries, celery, apple and cucumber to the blender.
  2. Blend on low and increase to high. Add water to make it easier to blend or add ice cubes to chill if using fresh cranberries.
  3. Add honey and blend until smooth.
  4. If you feel the smoothie needs to be loosened a bit more due to a drier apple or cucumber, add more water.

Carlene Thomas RDN, LD, is a private practice and nutrition consultant in Northern Virginia. Her business, Healthfully Ever After LLC, focuses on Wedding Wellness Nutrition. Carlene also spends her time in the communications world, food styling and testing recipes. In the dietetics world she is the member services chair for Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (spending two years prior as their PR and media chair) and is the Incoming Director of PR and Marketing for NEDPG. Read her blog, HealthfullyEverAfter.co, and follow her on Facebook, TwitterPinterest and Instagram.

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