Cranberry Smoothie


This smoothie is perfect for this time of year. It’s not too cold out for smoothies yet, but it’s also a great time to find cranberries and use this unusual berry for something nutritious.

Adapt this recipe in any way you like. A bit of orange juice or zest would be welcome, as would a pinch of spice.

Cranberry Smoothie


  • 1/4 cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 tablespoon frozen blueberries
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup kefir, yogurt, buttermilk, or a combination
  • Dash of vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Add fruit, juice, and vanilla to a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Blend in yogurt or kefir and serve chilled or at room temperature. Makes one serving.


Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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