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Creamy Cranberry & Açai Smoothie

Cranberry & Acai Smoothie

This will be the first of many more smoothies that I will try out from my fresh, sustaining & stimulating smoothie recipe book, “The Smoothie Kitchen”.  This recipe was inspired by a Blackberries & Cream smoothie but I changed it up based on the ingredients that I had available and it was devine!

Cranberries

Cranberry have a vast array of phytonutrients. Many of these phytonutrients offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and can treat conditions such as UTIs. Cranberries are a very good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese, vitamin E, vitamin K, copper and pantothenic acid.

A Few Quick Serving Ideas

If you are not sure whether it will be worth buying a whole bag of cranberries to store in your freezer, I have added a few other serving recommendations below to help convince you:

  • Use them to replace vinegar or lemon when dressing your green salads. Toss the greens with a little olive oil and then add color and zest with a handful of raw cranberries.
  • Combine fresh cranberries with other fruits such as oranges, apples, pineapple or pears in a fruit salad.
  • Combine unsweetened cranberry in equal parts with your favorite fruit juice and sparkling mineral water for a lightly sweetened, refreshing spritzer.
  • Add color and variety to your favorite recipes for rice pudding, quick breads or muffins by using dried unsweetened cranberries instead of raisins.
  • Sprinkle a handful of dried unsweetened cranberries over a bowl of hot oatmeal or any cold cereal.
  • Mix dried unsweetened cranberries with lightly roasted and salted nuts for a delicious snack.

For more info on Acai, refer to my Radiant Raspberry & Acai Smoothie recipe.

Now, on to the Creamy Cranberry & Acai Smoothie recipe!

Creamy Cranberry & Acai Smoothie - Cool & Creamy Morning Starter!

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Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Frozen Cranberries
  • 100g Sachet Acai Pulp (Unsweetened & Frozen)
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Greek Yoghurt
  • Optional:
  • Mint/ Leaves to garnish
  • Almond Flakes to garnish

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except the Yoghurt to the blender and blend until smoothie enough to drink. Add more Almond Milk if required.
  2. Pour into 2 glasses and add Yoghurt on top. Stir gently.
  3. Garnish with Cranberries, Almond Flakes and your leaf of choice.

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